Tuition & Fees

$9,105

$27,060

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
35%
500-599
38%
400-499
18%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
50%
400-499
21%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
38%
400-499
35%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
26%
18-23
40%
12-17
22%
6-11
3%
30-36
3%
24-29
32%
18-23
36%
12-17
29%
30-36
6%
24-29
30%
18-23
45%
12-17
19%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

22

students

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,082
Declined + 661
Total Received 6,743
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Public

20,967

undergraduate students

5,412

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Social Science
  3. Business Management/leadership
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Codes

SAT 4610
ACT 3492

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Location

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 26,379
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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Portland, OR

50-acre, urban campus in Portland (population: 647,805). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
9%
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

 
4 fraternities 1% of male students
 
6 sororities 1% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
47%
Top 1/2
87%
Bottom 1/2
13%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
35%
500-599
38%
400-499
18%
300-399
2%
700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
50%
400-499
21%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
38%
400-499
35%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
26%
18-23
40%
12-17
22%
6-11
3%
30-36
3%
24-29
32%
18-23
36%
12-17
29%
30-36
6%
24-29
30%
18-23
45%
12-17
19%

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

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,082
Declined + 661
Total Received 6,743

Admissions Factors

Considered

Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

Yohlunda Mosley
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment
P: 800 547-8887, extension 53511
F: 503 725-5525
admissions@pdx.edu

Financial Aid

53%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,153

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,695
Room $6,159
Board $4,269
Additional fees $1,410
Books & supplies $1,263
Total $20,796
Average Financial Aid - $11,153
Total with Avg. Aid $9,643

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $39,619,074
State $14,592,283
Institutional $2,869,273
Other external $3,385,630
Total $60,466,260

Non-need-based

Federal $229,617
State $17,012
Institutional $493,842
Other external $967,579
Total $1,708,050

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 547-8887
F: 503 725-5965
askfa@pdx.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Amanda Nguyen
Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships
nguyenaf@pdx.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Badminton, Baseball, Cheerleading, Crew, Cricket, Cycling, Fencing, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Martial Arts, Sailing, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo

Club Sports - Women's

Badminton, Cheerleading, Crew, Cricket, Cycling, Fencing, Martial Arts, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo

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Athletic Directors

Valerie Cleary (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Social Science
  3. Business Management/leadership

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

26,379

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

20,967
students

Female
54%
11,384

Male
46%
9,583

21%

5,412
students

Female
62%
3,331

Male
38%
2,081

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

68%

14,292
students

Female
56%
7,905

Male
44%
6,387

32%

6,675
students

Female
53%
3,479

Male
47%
3,196

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

90%

Transfer applicants accepted

43%

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

Maximum transfered

124

quarter hours

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

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
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

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

International Student Contact

Erin Jensen
Assistant Director
503 725-5535
intladm@pdx.edu

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