21,725
Students
Financial aid thermometer
10,562
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
92
92%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

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

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207
United States
Contact Shannon Carr
Executive Director, Admissions and New Student Programs
Email: shannon.carr@pdx.edu
Phone: 503-725-3511
Fax: 503-725-5525

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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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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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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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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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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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,815
Applied
6,300
Accepted
21,725
Enrolled
92%
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Female Admissions

4,193
Females Applied
3,933
Females Accepted
94%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,622
Males Applied
2,367
Males Accepted
90%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.43
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 Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 500 620
SAT Math 490 600
ACT Composite 22 19 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,695
In-state
25,650
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,410
Full-time student fees
10,428
Room & board
6,159
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Other Payment Considerations

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

Financial Aid

10,562
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,928
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,513
Avg. Loan Aid
3,337
Avg. Grant Aid
7,066
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
96% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
51%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
5%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

21,725
Total undergrad students
6%
International Students
15%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.64%
Black or African American 3.54%
White or Caucasian 54.49%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.14%
Asian 9.28%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.63%
Two or more races 6.46%
Other 4.93%

Gender

Male (46.46%)
Female (53.54%)

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 10%

Student Activities

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Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 No
Football No Division 1B No
Golf No No No
Soccer No No No
Softball No No No
Tennis No Division 1 No
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 1 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

Faculty

1,603
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 855
Part-time - 748
Male - 778
Female - 825