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09 March 2007 @ 05:13 am

hi, currently I am a PSU student, but after doing some investigating, U of P has more of what I am looking for. a transfer would be a long way off and a big haul, so I want to make sure I am getting myself to the right place! I'm interested in the Psychology, Social Work, and Nursing programs. anyone here belong to them? or know something about them? basically, I'm looking for opinions on how good they are, whether people like the departments, etc. thank you!

Thomas Le Ngothomasngo on March 9th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
I don't know much about the psych department, but social work and nursing are really strong at UP. Nursing is a full-time thing, that is, you probably won't have any time to get an additional major or minor (not that it's impossible..). As for UP's social work program, the Washington Monthly describes UP's emphasis on service rather well:
In fact, we found that while some very small and nationally unknown schools have made an aggressive commitment to national service, most of the highest ranking U.S. News schools have not. The University of Portland, for example, finishes first in national service while Harvard lingers down at #75. Harvard obviously has far more resources than the University of Portland, and there's no question that it could match Portland's remarkable performance on service, if it chose to make a similar commitment to emphasizing that value among its students. But, at least by the criteria we set, it has not.