Portland State University, Portland

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Portland State University (PSU) is a public research university in Portland, Oregon. It was founded in 1946 as a post-secondary educational institution for World War II veterans. It evolved into a four-year college over the following two decades and was granted university status in 1969. It is the only public urban university in the state of Oregon that is located in a large city. It is governed by a board of trustees. The university is categorized as an R2: Doctoral University – Higher Research Activity in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Portland State is composed of seven constituent colleges, offering undergraduate degrees in one hundred twenty-three fields, and postgraduate degrees in one hundred seventeen fields. Schools at Portland State include the School of Business Administration, College of Education, School of Social Work, College of Urban and Public Affairs, College of the Arts, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The athletic teams are known as the Portland State Vikings with school colors of green and white. Teams compete at the NCAA Division I Level, primarily in the Big Sky Conference.
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  • I can only speak to the university as one who attended the 2019 North American Taiko Converence. It was hosted here and they provided great classrooms and a spacious auditorium for conducting...  more »
  • The campus has changed since the Class of 1974 graduated. Beautiful buildings populate the blocks yet with the pedestrian firmly in mind. PSU has it all. Stop by the bookstore to pick up a tee...  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.
  • I have never felt so unsafe, it's like the school doesn't do anything

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