Portland State University is Oregon’s most diverse university, in the center of one of America’s most livable, progressive, and creative cities. At PSU we are not afraid to dream big. We commit to excellence on all fronts. We find strength in diversity. You can make yourself at home here.
We have one unshakable goal: your success
At PSU you get the opportunity—and the encouragement—to follow your passion fearlessly and earn a degree. You like choice. So do we. You can take a deep dive into the art of graphic novels while pursuing a career in public health, business, social work, or one of the over 100 academic programs PSU offers.
We take acceptance to a new level
You’ll find that there is not just one kind of student at PSU. We encourage all students to follow their own paths to achieve their goals. Cultural and resource centers provide help and instant community. More than 30% of our international students live in our modern, apartment-style campus housing. And we have some of the best international food carts anywhere. Whatever your preference, you can make yourself at home here.
We believe learning doesn’t end at the classroom door
You get real job experience and make connections in your field, whether you’re interning at Nike or designing a new city plaza. One hundred percent of our students participate in an internship or community-based project prior to graduation. Yes, we said 100%. You just don’t get that kind of
opportunity anywhere else.
Portland State University is located in downtown Portland, OREGON, and the campus is surrounded by an urban landscape. Cultural student resource centers and on-campus housing provide instant community. From restaurants to museums, there is always something to do on or off campus.
Type of University: Public four-year university
Size of Campus: 50 acres, 50 buildings, 10 residence halls
Number of Students: Approximately 30,000
Number of Faculty: 1,747
Colleges, programs, and degrees: 209+ programs
Geographic Diversity: Over 85 countries represented by international students
International Student Services: Advising and Career Services, Learning Center, Campus Recreation Center; pdx.edu/international-students
International Student Budget: $37,641 estimated cost of attendance based on 12 credits per quarter
Financial Aid: PSU offers scholarship opportunities to qualified international students; pdx.edu/scholarships/future-international.
Test Score Requirements: TOEFL: paper-based: 527; computer-based: 197; Internet-based: minimum overall score of 71 and minimum subscore of 15 in Reading and Writing; pdx.edu/admissions/international-admissions
Application Deadlines and Fees: Priority application date is December 1. However, applications are
accepted after this date. $50 application fee.