Portland State University

Portland, OR

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

Tuition & Fees

$9,578

$28,410

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
31%
500-599
41%
400-499
20%
300-399
2%
700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
51%
400-499
22%
300-399
3%
700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
38%
400-499
35%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
19%
18-23
39%
12-17
31%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
25%
18-23
39%
12-17
32%
30-36
5%
24-29
24%
18-23
49%
12-17
22%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

19

students

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Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,573
Declined + 288
Total Received 6,861
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Public

20,966

undergraduate students

5,055

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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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 26,021
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)
•  CAHME (Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education)
•  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)

Scholarships

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
31%
500-599
41%
400-499
20%
300-399
2%
700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
51%
400-499
22%
300-399
3%
700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
38%
400-499
35%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
19%
18-23
39%
12-17
31%
6-11
1%
30-36
4%
24-29
25%
18-23
39%
12-17
32%
30-36
5%
24-29
24%
18-23
49%
12-17
22%

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

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,573
Declined + 288
Total Received 6,861

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

Chuck Knepfle
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

$10,884

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,078
Room $6,780
Board $4,392
Additional fees $1,500
Books & supplies $1,263
Total $22,013
Average Financial Aid - $10,884
Total with Avg. Aid $11,129

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $38,689,662
State $15,875,183
Institutional $2,110,110
Other external $3,629,216
Total $60,304,171

Non-need-based

Federal $150,733
State $30,857
Institutional $523,461
Other external $1,064,850
Total $1,769,901

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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

26,021

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

20,966
students

Female
54%
11,405

Male
46%
9,561

19%

5,055
students

Female
62%
3,129

Male
38%
1,926

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

66%

13,951
students

Female
56%
7,781

Male
44%
6,170

34%

7,015
students

Female
52%
3,624

Male
48%
3,391

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Student Break-down

4%
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
44%
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

97%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

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 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

International Student Contact

Samuel Dunlop
Director of International Recruitment
503 725-3511
intladm@pdx.edu

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