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Portland State IS NOT TRANSFER FRIENDLY!!Quite BrightPsychology
Portland State IS NOT TRANSFER FRIENDLY!! They will accept your work but turn it all into electives. I lost so many psychology course I took at community college because PSU had the same class but at a higher level, example, I took abnormal psych as a 200 lvl, I got here and they gave it to me as an elective but to get credit for a psych class I had to take the same course again.Portland State is a money making operation and not an education minded school.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2017
Surrounding City: A, Individual Value: F
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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
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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
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