What was once, in 1946, the Vanport Extension Center became Portland State College in 1955. It slowly accelerated from being ... More
Portland State University
What was once, in 1946, the Vanport Extension Center became Portland State College in 1955. It slowly accelerated from being a four-year school to a full-fledged university and an integral part of the Portland area. PSU is a highly recognized school around the country, not only for the academics, but also for the beauty and overall history of the campus. Performances at PSU draw quite a crowd and give visitors a chance to see plays, concerts, art exhibits and more. The Lincoln Performance Hall is located inside the aptly named Lincoln Hall (formerly the 1911 constructed Lincoln High School), and oftentimes is the setting for many of the aforementioned performances.
PSU’s campus is one of the friendliest places to visit in Portland. Filled with students and commuters alike, the people are approachable and more than willing to suggest their favorite restaurant or food cart. Campus Park Blocks host the Portland Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning from March until December and is a great opportunity to experience Portland’s local culture and enjoy a nice brunch. Historical buildings from the University and city decorate the urban campus and give the area natural charm. Also home to both Portland Streetcar and MAX lines, the campus is a central location and contributor to the downtown environment and a must see for anyone traveling in the area. I really enjoy the friendly people and immersion in Portland culture.
Portland State is so much better than many other schools in the nation but folks don't even realize the gem that it is. PSU has AACSB accreditation just like the top schools in the nation but PSU is much more affordable and easier to get entrance. The idea that school is suppose to consume your entire time in college is not the case at PSU. Here you are pushed into society like a bird learning how to fly. The campus is centrally located downtown where one can see society for what it is. One does not need to be fully involved in school activities here when there is a city called Portland that can get one so much more involved. Going to college is great because I can go to class/the bank/the mart/grocery store/restaurants/bars/churches/museums/live music/tattoo parlor/trendy shops/dmv/post office/gym/ and just about any other type of establishment all while at school. Going to school at PSU brings you out of fantasy land where ones colleges years are on an island of a campus where the real world is miles away and reality is far from near. At PSU one can truly have their eyes opened and see the city and the country collide in a melting pot of diversity and sustainability.
I am a pre-med student that has been attending PSU for 2 years now. Everything has been amazing since my first day. The students and faculty are very friendly and helpful. The curriculum isn't TOO difficult, but there is a challenge and I am learning a lot.
I love its location in downtown Portland because I can always find something to do between classes. It is a very laid-back environment and not uptight like some other universities I was considering going to. My time here has been fun and productive. It is definitely worth my time and money. It's a good school for everyone and I recommend others to at least check it out.
well as a residet of the portland state campus i may be alittle bise. i have lived on this campus for a while, i have two small childeren and i love it. the people here are so great and very laied back but also take their campus wery seriously. so over all it is great
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