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Key Admission Stats
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Level of Institution
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted
SAT Subject Tests
AP Course Credit
|Application Type||Application Deadline||Reply Deadline|
|Fall Regular Decision||September 1|
|Spring Regular Decision||March 3|
Winter Undergraduate Application Due
The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.
$60Fee waivers available
Admitted Student Stats
US States Represented
Average ACT Composite: 20
Average SAT Composite: 1099
Students Enrolled By GPA
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
Students Enrolled By Class Rank
Students Enrolled By Household Income
$30k - $48k
$48k - $75k
$75k - $110k
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Admissions Telephone: 503-725-3511
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What Students Are Saying
3.69 Average Rating
Keep in mind that you actually need to take at least 15 credits to stay on track for graduation, but do not overload yourself either. Try to take one fun class every term. That way you can relax at least one class period a week, because sometimes there isn't time outside of your classes to relax.
Brittany from Tigard, OR
If you choose this school, don't overload yourself with courses in your first term. You will want to only take about 12 credits (that is full time) to give yourself time to get used to studying AND to be free to explore the city and campus.
Mary from Portland, OR
While this school provides a terrific education, central location in Portland, and very flexible scheduling, tuition is a bit pricey for out of state residents. For those with a specific college budget, it may be worthwhile to look into the concurrent enrollment that Portland State University offers with Portland Community College. Students can attend both schools and take lower level courses through the community college at a fraction of the cost; guaranteeing enrollment into higher level courses, once prepared.
Chelsea from Woodland, WA
Apartments in the city are expensive to plan ahead. The grocery stores are also expensive. Textbooks are expensive try to avoid the PSU Bookstore. Don't expect much school spirit at this school. Join a club or organization so that you don't fell disconnected.
William from Corvallis, OR
Truly take advantage of all that Portland State has to offer. Whether it's their multitude of advisors, classes, or activities. There are so many wonderful things this school has to give its students, I urge everyone to take full advantage of every bit of it.
Christina from Gresham, OR
Students, who really want to learn and be successful in life, need to work hard with a desire to improve in academic level and life principles. Only working hard will bring someone to a desired success. Working hard, a person has an opportunity to climb up the social level and have a good enjoyable life meeting wants as well as basic needs. It is a journey, but it worth it.
Vladimir from Portland, OR
Most places you'll need/want to go to around campus are within walking distance, so get ready for A LOT of walking. Get some good, comfortable walking shoes! Also try to familiarize yourself with Trimet's different forms of public transit (bus, Max, streetcar). Those will certainly be useful whether you intend on living on or off campus.
R from Beaverton, OR
In your first year I suggest take advantage of all the things orientation provides and definitely check out Party in the Park. There you can get acquainted with the many clubs PSU has, and I'm sure you will find something that interests you.
Jourdan from Portland, OR
Check out the area and definitely take a campus tour as well as conduct one yourself to get the feel of the university. With PSU's location, look into your means of transportation because you may have to commute everyday.
My-Duyen from Clackamas, OR
it can be expensive for out-of-state students, but it's definitely a school i would recommend to anyone. just make sure you save money and apply for scholarships it'll be a huge help! it's not your typical college either, it's an urban-feel campus.
Marilynn from Winnemucca, NV
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