Don't go to Portland state. I went to high school right by the campus and it's absolutely a commuter school. Other than being a little over an hour from the mountain and being in a crappy part of downtown portland (this is coming from somebody who loves Portland), there really aren't any huge plusses to going there.
What the hope is is I go somewhere that theres more to do on the weekends then get shit face in cow land and instead go hiking, ski, go out to a lake or be in a cool city with concerts and stuff. Its not really asking that much, and you will burn yourself out if your doing school 100% of the time. You need time to go do the stuff you like doing
No I know. But I've been there in the summer and can't say I like the vibe w/out snow. Its hot and feels sad and repressed. I'd also rather live somewhere like the PNW in terms of climate (with trees, forestes, water) then a high desert.
I go there. Its ok. I went to osu and loved it and now i commute from te west side to downtown. If you live on campus it will not feel like a commuter school. I hate the city and would never choose this as my first college. I love oregon but i absolutely hate portland and every jean vest wearing hipster douchebag.
Go somewhere else where the town is dominated by the college. An ashland is cool if you like Shakespeare and pears
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