Portland State University, Portland

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Portland State University serves as a center of opportunity for nearly 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits a commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 213 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe.
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  • The best location, surrounded by lots of trees and nature, is a great place. There are many Japanese, but I think it is the best environment for studying abroad. There is also a café-time where you can interact with local people, and you can use it even if you don't go to the university.
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  • This is an urban college campus in downtown Portland. Very well maintained and accessible . The library was very impressive and the overall campus is very diverse. Very nice eating area, with lots of ...  more »
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  • It was interesting to open a market for fresh fruits and vegetables in college. It looked small on the outside, but there are far more than 100 schools. There were not many students on vacation. I bought Viking-shaped pitches as a souvenir.
  • As someone who graduated in 2016, I can tell that the tuition increased immensely from my first year in 2011. Fees increased quarter after quarter, year after year. And lots of odd fee categories were added, ex building fee. PSU, generally speaking, is not the best university around, but also not the most expensive one either. Get a good degree and quickly get out.

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