Portland State University

Portland, OR

Portland State University

Portland, OR

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Tuition & Fees

$10,112

$29,001

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
510
75th
580
25th
490
75th
24
25th
16
75th
24
25th
17
75th
24
25th
17
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

19

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,379
Declined 322
Total Received 6,701
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Public

24,062

undergraduate students

6,509

graduate students

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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.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 30,571
Established in 1946
Coeducational Coeducational

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

  • Campus Setting: Major city

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
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
510
75th
580
25th
490
75th
24
25th
16
75th
24
25th
17
75th
24
25th
17

Admissions Facts

Application fee $52
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (priority deadline) June 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,379
Declined 322
Total Received 6,701

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program

Recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Secondary School Rank
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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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Financial Aid

54%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$7,423

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,471
Room $6,975
Board $4,548
Additional fees $1,641
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $22,835
Average Financial Aid - $7,423
Total with Avg. Aid $15,412

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field indoor
Track and field outdoor
Track and field x country
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big Sky Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
African-American/Black Studies.
American Indian/Native American Studies.
Anthropology, General.
Arabic Language and Literature.
Architecture.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Audiology/Audiologist.
Biochemistry.
Biological and Physical Sciences.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biostatistics.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
Chemistry, General.
Chinese Language and Literature.
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning.
Civil Engineering, General.
Community Health and Preventive Medicine.
Community Organization and Advocacy.
Community Psychology.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Computer Software Engineering.
Conducting.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dance, General.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational/Instructional Technology.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Engineering/Industrial Management.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Health.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General.
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other.
Finance, General.
Financial Mathematics.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
French Language and Literature.
Geography.
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
Graphic Design.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
Health Services Administration.
Health and Wellness, General.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
History, General.
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
International/Globalization Studies.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Jewish/Judaic Studies.
Keyboard Instruments.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Linguistics.
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
Management Information Systems, General.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Materials Engineering.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Performance, General.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health Education and Promotion.
Public Health, General.
Public Health, Other.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Publishing.
Real Estate.
Recording Arts Technology/Technician.
Russian Language and Literature.
Sculpture.
Social Sciences, General.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Statistics, General.
Systems Engineering.
Systems Science and Theory.
Taxation.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Urban Studies/Affairs.
Visual and Performing Arts, Other.
Voice and Opera.
Women's Studies.
Writing, General.

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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

30,571

total students

80%

in-state

20%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

24,062
students

Female
54%
13,082

Male
46%
10,980

21%

6,509
students

Female
62%
4,058

Male
38%
2,451

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

64%

15,441
students

Female
55%
8,563

Male
45%
6,878

36%

8,621
students

Female
52%
4,519

Male
48%
4,102

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

124

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

quarter hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 72
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

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