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Tuition & Fees

$8,337

$24,852

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1
21

teacher

students

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,397
Declined + 902
Total Received 6,299
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Public

21,980

undergraduate students

5,508

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Social Science
  3. Public Health Education
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Codes

SAT 4610
ACT 3492

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
40%
400-499
29%
300-399
6%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
42%
400-499
35%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
38%
400-499
38%
300-399
10%
200-299
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
27%
18-23
38%
12-17
18%
6-11
6%
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
31%
18-23
42%
12-17
23%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
32%
18-23
45%
12-17
17%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
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School Facts

Portland State, founded in 1946, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 53-acre, urban campus is located in Portland, Oregon.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 27,488
Established in 1946
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)

Portland, OR

50-acre, urban campus in Portland (population: 619,360). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Portland State University
1825 S.W. Broadway
Portland, OR 97201

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
10%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
3 fraternities 1% of male students
 
3 sororities 1% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
36%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
40%
400-499
29%
300-399
6%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
42%
400-499
35%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
38%
400-499
38%
300-399
10%
200-299
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
27%
18-23
38%
12-17
18%
6-11
6%
Below 6
0
30-36
4%
24-29
31%
18-23
42%
12-17
23%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
5%
24-29
32%
18-23
45%
12-17
17%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline June 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,397
Declined + 902
Total Received 6,299

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Essay
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Shannon Carr
Executive Director, Admissions & New Student Programs
P: 800 547-8887, extension 53511
F: 503 725-5525
admissions@pdx.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $40,502,177
State $10,584,215
Institutional $1,291,024
Other external $1,625,117
Total $54,002,533

Non-need-based

Federal $19,036
State $3,334
Institutional $203,444
Other external $131,549
Total $357,363

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big Sky Conference
Mascot
Vikings
School colors
green and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising
Anthropology
Applied Linguistics
Applied Physics
Applied Psychology
Architecture
Art
Art History
Biochemistry
Biology
Biomedical Physics
Black Studies
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child/Family Studies
Civil Engineering
Civil/Environmental Engineering
Communications
Community Development
Community Health
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Conflict Resolution
Creative Writing
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Earth Science
Economics
Education
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Project Management
Engineering Technology Management
English
Environmental Management
Environmental Sciences/Resources
Environmental Studies
Film
Finance
Financial Analysis
Foreign Languages
Foreign Languages/Literature
Geography
Geology
Health Administration
Health Studies
Health Systems/Policy
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Management
International Studies
Judaic Studies
Liberal Studies
Management/Leadership
Marketing
Material Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Administration/Policy
Public Policy
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech/Hearing Sciences
Statistics
System Science
Systems Engineering
Systems Science
Teaching English as a Second Language
Technology Management
Theatre Arts
Urban Studies
Urban Studies/Planning
Urban/Regional Planning
Women's Studies
Writing
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Undergraduate

80%

21,980
students

Female
53%
11,554

Male
47%
10,426

Graduate

20%

5,508
students

Female
60%
3,312

Male
40%
2,196

undergraduateFull-time

66%

14,606
students

Female
53%
7,669

Male
47%
6,937

undergraduatePart-time

34%

7,374
students

Female
53%
3,885

Male
47%
3,489

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
53%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

94%

Transfer applicants accepted

75%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

45

quarter hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 79
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Japan
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Robin Beavers
Assistant Director
503 725-5535
intladm@pdx.edu

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