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Portland State University

Portland, OR

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Overview

Portland State University is a University institution located in Portland, OR, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1825 SW Broadway
Portland, OR  97201
United States
Contact Phone: 503-725-3000

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Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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African-american/black Studies Checkmark
American Indian/native American Studies Checkmark
East Asian Studies Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other Checkmark
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Latin American Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Russian, Central European, East European And Eurasian Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biomedical Sciences, General Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services, Other Checkmark
Finance And Financial Management Services, Other Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
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Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Communication, General Checkmark
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Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
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Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Human Development, Family Studies, And Related Services, Other Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
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Health And Wellness, General Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Peace Studies And Conflict Resolution Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Community Organization And Advocacy Checkmark
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
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International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Design And Applied Arts, Other Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
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Fiber, Textile And Weaving Arts Checkmark
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Film/video And Photographic Arts, Other Checkmark
Fine Arts And Art Studies, Other Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
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Music Performance, General Checkmark
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Musicology And Ethnomusicology Checkmark
Painting Checkmark
Printmaking Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, Other Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,701
Applied
6,379
Accepted
18,959
Enrolled
95%
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Female Admissions

4,271
Females Applied
4,111
Females Accepted
96%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,430
Males Applied
2,268
Males Accepted
93%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.47
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 3

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 562 510 610
SAT Math 540 490 580
ACT Composite 21 17 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

8,685
In-state
27,585
Out-of-state
8,685
In-district
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Fees

1,701
Full-time student fees
12,108
Room & board
7,425
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

10,727
Avg. Financial Aid Package
11,564
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,305
Avg. Loan Aid
4,221
Avg. Grant Aid
8,111
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
94% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
51.1%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
3%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

18,959
Total Undergrad students
3%
International Students
15%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 18.62%
Black or African American 3.97%
White or Caucasian 50.97%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.16%
Asian 9.87%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.66%
Two or more races 6.73%
Other 4.21%

Gender

Male (44.01%)
Female (55.99%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 9%

Student Activities

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Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton No Checkmark No
Baseball No Checkmark No
Basketball No Division 1 No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Football No Division 1B No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Soccer No Checkmark No
Softball No No No
Tennis No Division 1 No
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Volleyball No No No
Wrestling No Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton No Checkmark No
Baseball No Checkmark No
Basketball No Division 1 No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Football No No No
Golf No Checkmark No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Soccer No Division 1 No
Softball No Division 1 No
Tennis No Division 1 No
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Volleyball No Division 1 No
Wrestling No Checkmark No

Faculty

1,532
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 839
Part-time - 693
Male - 713
Female - 819
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