Why WE Love PSU

They say, Portland is one of the best metropolitan cities to live with one of the highest happiness index. What is better than living in a happy, sustainable city while obtaining your education? I can honestly say I love PSU, from the authentic culture, to the community development program, to the great people I have met.

I know I’m not the only one with Viking pride, so I decided to ask some of my peers what they thought about PSU!

“I love that PSU is so diverse. It gave me the opportunity to learn and grow through various individuals and their different cultural beliefs as well as share my own cultural knowledge of being Hawaiian.”

– Ka’ila See, Health Studies/Health Science Major

“I love that PSU offers small class sizes and excellent professors in the School of Business Administration. They make you feel like a family and not just another number.”

– Cole Sturm, Business Marketing Major

“I was very nervous when I first joined the PSU tennis club, primarily because I am a freshman and have a hard time making friends. When I went to the first tennis practice everyone was so kind and welcomed me with open arms. Our diversed tennis club is great because we go on fun trips and tournaments!”

– Lauren Ogard, Graph Design Major

“There are many reasons why I love PSU but the main reason is because it provides its students with cultural centers such as La Casa Latina and the Multicultural Center, and first generation student resources such as the Diversity and Multicultural Student Services and Trio.”

– Francisco Ibarra, Community Development Major

“PSU has an amazing art program, the instructors are fun and supportive. Also, I love the urban planning department, especially in a sustainable city like Portland – it is the perfect environment to get connections to both local and international non-profits projects.”

– Mashael Alshammary, Architecture Major

What do YOU love about PSU?

2 thoughts on “Why WE Love PSU

  1. Coming from a different perspective, if not merely because I am much older in years, I too really appreciate PSU. As an older student (61) and coming back to this institution after a 30 year absence I have been reintroduced to a way of thinking, a way of being, that had been lost to me since leaving in March of 1980.

    I think the most important thing I have learned with coming back to school is that we all, as humans on this planet, must never lose the desire to learn, the need to look beyond our own petty wants, and the absolute need in us to socialize, to commune, to be together.

    This school, with its wide diversity of cultures, its urban but yet rural background, its history and dedication toward a progressive and forward thinking ideal is different than many others I have seen… for you not only learn at PSU– you feel at PSU.

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