StudentsReview :: Portland State University - Comments and Student Experiences
-or-
Search for Schools by Region
 

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Arizona State University -- Tempe, AZ
California State Polytechnic University -- Pomona, CA
George Washington University -- District of Columbia, DC


  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.


Portland State University

There are 99 Comments

View:

Sort By: [Date] [Major] [Rating]

Select Comments:

Positive Negative Neutral Advice
International students, Stay away from this place pleaseQuite Bright
International students, Stay away from this place please if you respect yourself! Place horrible and full of incompetent employees who don't care about you. Eye few caring people that hard to find. They kick you from department to department for many months. You will waste your time, money for hours of parking, your health and won't get anything but disrespect. Unbreakable wall! Overpriced and overrated. Not like it was many years back at all!Horrible horrible horrible!!!
1st Year Female -- Class 1920
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Question
Expensive and overrated.Bright
Expensive and overrated. If you are minority this is great place but if you are an otherwise, non-standard student, this place sucks. I am older, student seeking first degree and I need a little help. You will get as much help as is needed to maintain you as a revenue stream, but not a bit passed that, sorry. They should change the mission statement to "We dont care, we dont have to!" The staff is supportive with oh I am so sorry, but no help beyond that. They have built 4 new buildings and my class was assigned to the movie theatre with NO DESKS OR PLACE TO WRITE! GEE I FEEL APPRECIATED, NOT. They screwed up my financial aid 2x. They didnt admit me the first 3x times I applied. I screwed up 2 terms 40 years ago, so now I am up against financial aid limits. Gee they are so concerned about graduation rates, but admitted me knowing that I would probably not be able to finish my degree. THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING TO CORRECT THIS ISSUE. I CANNOT WORK, THAT IS WHY I WENT BACK TO SCHOOL. So even if I can get the money to finish, I will literally have nothing to live on, nothing. If you like Portland and just want a generic degree then PSU is the place for you.
1st Year Female -- Class 2017
Surrounding City: A, Individual Value: F
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Question
If you want a good education go elsewhere.Super BrilliantSociology
If you want a good education go elsewhere. The faculty don't care about anything other than the pay checks. On campus housing is the worst it takes forever to get anything fixed. I have been trying to get my heater fixed for 3 months and the housing office says that my heater isn't a big priority even though my dorm is cold.
4th Year Female -- Class 2017
University Resource Use: D+, Education Quality: F
Rate this comment:
Useless (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Helpful
Question
Compare PDX/PSUSave PDX/PSU

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→