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Tuition & Fees

$8,124

$24,009

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,184
Declined + 752
Total Received 4,936
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1  :  22

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Social Sciences
  2. Business Administration
  3. Liberal Arts/general Studies
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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 27,696
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)

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Codes

SAT 4610
ACT 3492

Public

22,136

undergraduate students

5,560

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
37%
400-499
30%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
40%
400-499
34%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
37%
400-499
34%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
30%
18-23
38%
12-17
17%
6-11
5%
30-36
4%
24-29
35%
18-23
40%
12-17
21%
30-36
6%
24-29
33%
18-23
44%
12-17
17%
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50-acre, urban campus in Portland (population: 609,456). 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
13%
Top 1/4
40%
Top 1/2
80%
Bottom 1/2
20%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
37%
400-499
30%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
16%
500-599
40%
400-499
34%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
37%
400-499
34%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
30%
18-23
38%
12-17
17%
6-11
5%
30-36
4%
24-29
35%
18-23
40%
12-17
21%
30-36
6%
24-29
33%
18-23
44%
12-17
17%

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

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,184
Declined + 752
Total Received 4,936

Admissions Factors

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
Secondary school record
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

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,840
Room $5,070
Board $2,769
Additional fees $1,284
Books & supplies $1,263
Total $17,226
Average Financial Aid - $9,509
Total with Avg. Aid $7,717

Financial Aid

65%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,509

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $41,148,341
State $8,525,060
Institutional $1,506,760
Other external $1,926,766
Total $53,106,927

Non-need-based

Federal $50,965
State $3,334
Institutional $288,088
Other external $286,858
Total $629,245

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%

22,136
students

Female
52%
11,504

Male
48%
10,632

Graduate

20%

5,560
students

Female
59%
3,307

Male
41%
2,253

undergraduateFull-time

65%

14,561
students

Female
52%
7,563

Male
48%
6,998

undergraduatePart-time

35%

7,575
students

Female
53%
3,941

Male
47%
3,634

Student Break-down

5%
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

77%

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

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 84
Countries most often represented China
India
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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