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Portland State University
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  • 4 Year
  • PORTLAND, OR

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Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

724 SW HARRISON
PORTLAND, OR 97201
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
From Portland State University

Portland State University is more than Portland’s public research university. It’s a place to test ideas and projects that show the world how different is done. Our innovative approach combines education with creative problem-solving and collaboration across campus for maximum impact. With more than 200 degree programs to choose from, PSU is Oregon’s most diverse, innovative and affordable research university.

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Portland State University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
98%
SAT Range
1000-1250
ACT Range
17-24
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$13,015 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,424 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 136 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 168 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 167 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    36%
  • On Campus
    52%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,200 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5,662
Undergrads Over 25
33%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 124 responses
  • All types of people
    42%
  • The people are the most diverse I've ever seen
    23%
  • Average
    8%
  • Environmentalists
    8%
  • Open-minded
    7%
  • White
    6%
  • Smart but ignorant
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
60%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 192 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 244 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 135 responses
  • Diverse, progressive, enviornmentally friendly,
    59%
  • Progressive
    13%
  • Environmentally Friendly
    12%
  • Full of hippies (in a good way)
    6%
  • A very white school
    4%
  • Sustainable, Not diverse enough
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    1%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
54%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 92 responses

Portland State University Reviews

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