Portland State University

Portland, OR, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
92%
Acceptance Rate
6,815
Students Applied
91%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
6435
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision September 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision March 3, 2020
Other
Winter Undergraduate Application Due
December 7, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$50
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
65%
Out-Of-State Students
16%
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
70
45%
Submitting ACT
41%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1105
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
490
75th
600
Reading
25th
500
75th
620
3.50
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
22%
3.50 - 3.74
28%
3.25 - 3.49
25%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
16
Top 25%
47
Top 50%
87
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
255
$30k - $48k
137
$48k - $75k
126
$75k - $110k
89
$110k+
79

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@pdx.edu
Admissions Telephone: 503-725-3511
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.68 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