Portland State University

Portland, OR

Portland State University

Portland, OR

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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%
30-36
5%
24-29
24%
18-23
49%
12-17
22%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

19

students

1

faculty

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

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Portland
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Portland International

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
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
43%
Top 1/2
83%

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%
30-36
5%
24-29
24%
18-23
49%
12-17
22%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.48

Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,573
Declined 288
Total Received 6,861

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA

Considered

standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 70
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
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 Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Advertising
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Linguistics
Applied Mathematics, General
Arabic Language and Literature
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Audiology/Audiologist
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Teacher Education
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Chemistry, General
Child Development
Chinese Language and Literature
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Civil Engineering, General
Commercial and Advertising Art
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication, General
Community Organization and Advocacy
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Corrections
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Drawing
East Asian Studies
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Science
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
European Studies/Civilization
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health Teacher Education
Health and Wellness, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Information Science/Studies
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Management Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Painting
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Printmaking
Psychology, General
Public Health Education and Promotion
Public Health, General
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Russian Language and Literature
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
Sculpture
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Structural Engineering
Urban Studies/Affairs
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Voice and Opera
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

26,021

total students

84.1%

in-state

15.9%

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 73%
Student 4 year graduation rate 20%
Student 5 year graduation rate 19%
Student 6 year graduation rate 7%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Hispanic/Latino
52%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

2,687

Transfer students enrolled

10%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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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

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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