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Portland State University is located in downtown Portland, Oregon. We dare you to find where Portland State ends and the city begins. We’re planted in Portland’s center, and the PSU pulse is as vital as that of the city that surrounds us. Being inside Portland means you’ll be learning from and living among the makers, dreamers, planners, and doers responsible for our city’s livable, sustainable reputation. 

A different way to learn
With 211 degree programs and more than 120 majors, minors, and concentrations, you’ll find an intellectual home at PSU. Outside of the classroom, you’ll gain real-world experience through field studies, research opportunities, community projects, and internships. Ready to invent something? The Beta Project at the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science could help with start-up costs.

Invest in your future 
We believe paying less tuition today leaves more money for you tomorrow. As Oregon’s most affordable public research university, Portland State offers more financial aid and work-study opportunities and a Four-Year Degree Guarantee for incoming freshman students. Our graduates land jobs with an average starting salary of almost $43,000 at employers such as Nike, Intel, and Daimler.

Find your passion 
Whatever your jam—be it bouldering in the back country, crewing a dragon boat, or developing leadership skills through our cultural resource centers-—we can help you explore it. Get involved in a club or cheer on one of our 15 NCAA Division I teams. There’s more than one way to be a Viking.

Live in Portland
Because more pinball machines than New York City, more bike lanes than Seattle, and more coffee than you probably oughta drink. Because design. Because...urban golf? Yup. Because mountains to our right and ocean to our left. Because progressive mindset. Because we’re hiding a secret garden, a secret sculpture, and a secret underground bowling alley. Because Portland will show you what’s possible.