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

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Portland State is an above-average public university located in Portland, Oregon. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 13,949 undergraduate students. The Portland State acceptance rate is 96%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Psychology, and Public Health. Graduating 48% of students, Portland State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,500.

About

724 SW Harrison
Portland, OR 97201
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference

Portland State University Rankings

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PSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
96%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1220
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,710 / 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
$7,519 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 129 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 154 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 153 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • All
    8%
  • None
    62%
  • Some
    30%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,949 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
6,371
Undergrads Over 25
29%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 110 responses
  • All types of people
    40%
  • The people are the most diverse I've ever seen
    25%
  • Environmentalists
    9%
  • Average
    8%
  • Open-minded
    6%
  • White
    6%
  • Smart but ignorant
    3%

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. 178 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 230 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 121 responses
  • Diverse, progressive, enviornmentally friendly,
    60%
  • Environmentally Friendly
    13%
  • Progressive
    13%
  • Full of hippies (in a good way)
    6%
  • A very white school
    2%
  • Sustainable, Not diverse enough
    2%
  • Big and innefectual
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
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. 90 responses

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