Portland State University

Portland, OR, USA
3.68 Average Rating

Originally founded to educate returning World War II veterans, Portland State University is a 4-year public institution in the heart of Portland. The PSU campus encompasses eight colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 120 fields of study. To provide a break from classes, the PSU Film Committee oversees the 5th Avenue Cinema, one of the only student-operated theaters in the US which offers free movie screenings to students. The university’s location also provides access to a number of indie bookstores, coffee shops, and food trucks.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
65%
Out of State Students
33%
0
100
89%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1039
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
27,305
Total Number of Undergrads
21,725
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
17%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
42%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
19:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,323
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$7,020
Out-of-State Tuition
$23,535
0
100
51%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
68%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,066
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
246
Size of Town
City: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Portland
Seattle
San Francisco
Los Angeles
New York
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$42,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.68 Average Rating
Portland State University is a high quality education that provides both flexibility to the busy student and abundant resources for success, through their many outstanding teachers, helpful graduate students, and various other bodies. The student body is very large and always eager to help and interact through study groups and social gatherings. Last and certainly not least, PSU has a terrific administration as I feel that my financial aid and registration continually runs smoothly and questions are answered both promptly and accurately.
Chelsea from Woodland, WA
This was not my first choice school; I went here because of the cheap tuition, and I'm very happy with my decision. I really love the school. There's always stuff to do, places to visit, food to eat (amazing food carts!), and a diverse body of people to meet.
R from Beaverton, OR

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