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U of O was somewhat affordable when IQuite Bright
U of O was somewhat affordable when I attended several years ago. I could work throughout the year and summer and have enough for tuition, with the help of scholarships and grants. That's all gone now, this school is nowhere near worth the money. Despite what the propaganda says, Oregon was never an elite nor selective school, and it's gotten far worse since I left. The place is overrun with adjunct professors who nothing more than temp workers. Resources have been taken from academics to help free up money for all of the stupid building projects which have nothing to do with scholarship. The admins have used their football team to attract very stupid undergrads from CA. If you're willing to pay $31,000 per year in out of state tuition to attend this school, then you're too stupid to be in college....
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Preparedness: B- Reputation: F
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Forget EVERY getting studentSuper BrilliantPsychology
Forget EVERY getting student tickets to Football games. IT WILL NOT HAPPEN. In seven years of trying my sister and where able to get 1 ticket between us to a crap game. Their website and ticket issue system are old and very outdated.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2015
Campus Aesthetics: A, Faculty Accessibility: F
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I first went to Portland State University andQuite BrightOther
I first went to Portland State University and I wish I never left to come here. The U of O basically only cares about sports and keeping to the status quo. Athletes are extremely privileged here and the University is very slow to adapt to environmentally friendly and sustainable practices like banning bottled water, composting etc. PSU is WAY more progressive than U of O. Tuition at UO goes up every year. It has risen 115% in the last 10 years which is higher than Oregon's inflation rate and higher than any other Oregon state school. And the education is certainly no more challenging or engaging than what I experienced at PSU. I was a straight A student there, and I am a straight A student here, I don't feel more challenged academically since coming to UO. The students here are arrogant and shallow, it feels like high school all over again. People are literally completely obsessed with partying, football, hooking up, and being cool, which is fine, that's college, but it's excessive here and it's hard to find anyone who isn't this way. The UO will spend your tuition money on favoring athletes, renovating buildings unnecessarily, huge billboards advertising sporting events and who knows what else. I am not getting my money's worth here and I regret coming to this school. I love Oregon, but the city of Eugene is one of the most boring places I have ever been. There is nothing at all to do besides party with a bunch of arrogant high schoolers and it rains for about 9 months out of the year. Eugene is very beautiful in summer and spring but so is the rest of Oregon and it's just not worth it here.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2015
Campus Maintenance: A, Social Life: D
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