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International Profile

Portland State University is Oregon’s largest and most diverse university, in the center of one of America’s most livable, progressive, and creative cities. At PSU we are not afraid to dream big. We commit to excellence on all fronts. We find strength in diversity. We succeed.

We have one unshakable goal: your success
At PSU you get the opportunity—and the encouragement—to follow your passion fearlessly and earn a degree. You like choice. So do we. You can take a deep dive into the art of graphic novels while pursuing a career in public health, business, social work, or one of the over 200 academic programs PSU offers.

We take acceptance to a new level  
You’ll find that there is not just one kind of student at PSU. We encourage all students to follow their own paths to achieve their goals. Cultural and resource centers provide help and instant community. Over 3,000 students live in our modern, apartment-style campus housing. And we have some of the best international food carts anywhere. Whatever your preference, you can make yourself at home here. 

We believe learning doesn’t end at the classroom door
You get real job experience and make connections in your field, whether you’re interning at Nike or designing a new city plaza. One hundred percent of our students participate in an internship or community-based project prior to graduation. Yes, we said 100%. And we have the nation’s only urban Honors College. You just don’t get that kind of opportunity anywhere else. 

Take the next step toward your fearless future
Visit our campus: pdx.edu/undergraduate-admissions/visit. E-mail admissions@pdx.edu or call 503-725-3511. And apply at pdx.edu/undergraduate-admissions/apply.


Portland State University is located in downtown PORTLAND, OREGON, and the campus is surrounded by an urban andscape. Cultural student resource centers and on-campus housing provide instant community. From restaurants to museums, there is always something to do on or off campus.


Type of School: Public four-year university

Size of Campus: 50 acres, 10 residence halls

Number of Students: Approximately 30,000

Number of Faculty: 1,747

Colleges, programs, and degrees: 209 programs

Geographic Diversity: 89 countries represented by international students

International Student Services: Advising and Career Services, Learning Center, Campus Recreation Center: pdx.edu/international-students

International Student Budget: $37,659 estimated cost of attendance based on 12 credits per quarter: pdx.edu/admissions/cost-attendance-breakdown

Financial Aid: PSU offers scholarship opportunities to qualified international students: pdx.edu/scholarships/future-international

Test Score Requirements: TOEFL paper-based: 527; computer-based: 197; Internet-based: minimum overall score of 71 and minimum score of 15 in Reading and Writing: pdx.edu/undergraduate-admissions/international

Application Deadlines and Fees: Priority application date is December 1. However, applications are accepted after this date. There is a $50 application fee.