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
22%
600-699
38%
500-599
27%
400-499
13%
700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
38%
400-499
35%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
30-36
12%
24-29
27%
18-23
39%
12-17
20%
6-11
2%
30-36
4%
24-29
34%
18-23
40%
12-17
22%
30-36
7%
24-29
32%
18-23
46%
12-17
15%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,300
Declined + 515
Total Received 6,815
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Public

21,725

undergraduate students

5,580

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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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 27,305
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: 639,863). 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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
48%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
22%
600-699
38%
500-599
27%
400-499
13%
700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
38%
400-499
35%
300-399
9%
200-299
1%
30-36
12%
24-29
27%
18-23
39%
12-17
20%
6-11
2%
30-36
4%
24-29
34%
18-23
40%
12-17
22%
30-36
7%
24-29
32%
18-23
46%
12-17
15%

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

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,300
Declined + 515
Total Received 6,815

Admissions Factors

Considered

Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

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

Not Considered

Essay

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Admissions Contact

Shannon Carr
Executive Director, Admissions & New Student Programs
P: 800 547-8887, extension 53511
F: 503 725-5525
admissions@pdx.edu

Financial Aid

51%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,562

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 - $10,562
Total with Avg. Aid $10,234

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $38,817,604
State $11,461,665
Institutional $1,659,476
Other external $3,231,716
Total $55,170,461

Non-need-based

Federal $105,237
State $8,606
Institutional $282,229
Other external $782,961
Total $1,179,033

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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

G. Michael Johnson
Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships
g.michael.johnson@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

Mark Roundtree (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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Programs Offered

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

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

27,305

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

21,725
students

Female
54%
11,632

Male
46%
10,093

20%

5,580
students

Female
61%
3,412

Male
39%
2,168

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

64%

13,991
students

Female
55%
7,596

Male
45%
6,395

36%

7,734
students

Female
53%
4,036

Male
47%
3,698

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
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

81%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

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

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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
  • 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 Brazil
China
Japan
Kuwait
Saudi Arabia
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Robin Beavers
Assistant Director
503 725-5535
intladm@pdx.edu

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