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%
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 yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field indoor yes yes
Track and field outdoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes

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

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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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