Portland State University: Statistics

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Acceptance rate
95%
Average SAT
1095
Average ACT
21
Aid receiving
84%
Undergraduates
18,656
Graduates
4,984
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.pdx.edu

Portland State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 95% 93% 96%
Applicants 6,701 2,430 4,271
Admissions 6,379 2,268 4,111
Freshmen enrolled full time 1,432 531 901
Freshmen enrolled part time 83 37 46

6,705 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,890 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
548 or 40%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1000
or below

75% of them
had 1190
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Portland State University are 1000-1190 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
423 or 31%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 24
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Portland State University are 17-24 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 11899 (51%)
Hispanic 3873 (16%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 2059 (9%)
Asian 2000 (9%)
Two or more races 1417 (6%)
Nonresident Alien 1198 (5%)
Black or African American 837 (4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 124 (0.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 92 (0.4%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,015
Students receiving aid
84%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $8,471$14,652
Tuition in-state $8,471$14,652
Tuition out-of-state $27,360$22,143
Fee in-district $1,641$1,641
Fee in-state $1,641$1,641
Fee out-of-state $1,641$1,641

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,166
Combined charge for room and board $11,523
Room charge $6,975
Meal charge $4,548

Portland State University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Social Work 118 249 5
Psychology, General 336 8
Computer Science 179 73 7
Business Administration and Management, General 155 79
Social Sciences, General 213
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 192 6 3
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 194
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 64 103 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 164
Education, General 164
Accounting 158
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 142 12
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 121 31
Finance, General 138 7
Biological and Physical Sciences 135 1
Mechanical Engineering 115 20 1
English Language and Literature, General 114 9
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 115 7
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 102
Political Science and Government, General 96 3
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 98
Mathematics, General 75 15 4
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General 92
Graphic Design 83
Civil Engineering, General 58 17 4
Audiology & Audiologist 40 38
Special Education and Teaching, General 76 1
Film & Cinema & Media Studies 74
Architecture 46 23
History, General 52 7
Sociology, General 51 5 3
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other 58
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 58
Fine & Studio Arts, General 51 6
Curriculum and Instruction 44 13
Public Administration 53
Community Organization and Advocacy 46
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 44
City & Urban, Community, and Regional Planning 44
Economics, General 42
Spanish Language and Literature 32 7
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 39
Geology & Earth Science, General 30 8
Environmental Science 30 6 1
Geography 27 9
Engineering & Industrial Management 34 1
Chemistry, General 26 1 7
Philosophy 33
Public Health, Other 32
Anthropology, General 29 3
International Relations and Affairs 32
Environmental Studies 28 4
Physics, General 26 2 2
Health and Wellness, General 29
Linguistics 29
Financial Mathematics 29
Urban Studies & Affairs 20 1 6
Taxation 26
Public Health Education and Promotion 8 16
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 24
Real Estate 24
Creative Writing 10 13
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 22
Public Policy Analysis, General 16 6
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 10 10
Computer Engineering, General 20
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 19
International & Globalization Studies 19
Materials Engineering 19
Biochemistry 18
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 7 9
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 11 5
Public Health, General 13 3
Music Performance, General 12 3
Japanese Language and Literature 15
Publishing 15
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 13
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 12
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering 11
Women's Studies 11
Recording Arts Technology & Technician 10
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 10
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 10
Statistics, General 9
Systems Engineering 9
Biostatistics 9
Environmental Health 9
Health Services Administration 8
German Language and Literature 5 2
French Language and Literature 5 2
Systems Science and Theory 4 3
Russian Language and Literature 6
Environmental & Natural Resources Management and Policy, General 6
Community Psychology 6
Voice and Opera 5
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 5
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 4
American Indian & Native American Studies 4
International Business & Trade & Commerce 3
Conducting 3
Music Theory and Composition 2
Music, General 2
Jewish & Judaic Studies 2
Arabic Language and Literature 2
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management 2
Mathematics Teacher Education 2
African-American & Black Studies 1
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 1
Grand Total 4,409 1,593 97
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 49% 48% 50%
  • Full-time retention rate - 75%
  • Part-time retention rate - 40%

Publications & Citations

Publications
17,265
Citations
616,198

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
4,727 / 125,886
Engineering
3,215 / 71,925
Environmental Science
2,738 / 87,337
Psychology
2,432 / 131,832
Business
2,350 / 86,729
Medicine
2,299 / 78,779
Computer Science
1,965 / 59,552
Chemistry
1,731 / 50,959
Biology
1,552 / 54,140
Physics
1,511 / 33,195
Economics
1,076 / 32,531
Political Science
1,070 / 13,692
Sociology
995 / 31,881
Materials Science
992 / 22,584
Mathematics
959 / 29,020
Geography and Cartography
793 / 13,710
Social Psychology
744 / 74,427
Art & Design
736 / 7,820
Demography
690 / 26,921
Ecology
579 / 24,980
Environmental Management
555 / 20,766
Geology
513 / 16,012
Communications and Public Relations
473 / 16,443
Education Majors
436 / 13,808
Child Psychology
417 / 30,247
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
402 / 15,200
Public Policy / Administration
390 / 9,871
Health Science
367 / 13,483
History
354 / 1,957
Public Health
354 / 17,979
Clinical Psychology
337 / 18,088
Management Information Systems
317 / 9,763
Development Studies
312 / 5,947
Math Teachers
308 / 7,634
Gerontology
293 / 10,730
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
289 / 11,617
Marketing
289 / 11,126
Optical Engineering
268 / 6,630
Transportation Engineering
265 / 7,679
Gender Studies
261 / 4,402

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 182 1271
1992 151 1584
1993 165 1731
1994 156 2026
1995 133 2034
1996 186 2512
1997 179 2913
1998 204 3139
1999 206 3399
2000 267 4472
2001 284 5066
2002 347 5952
2003 371 7063
2004 438 8672
2005 566 10339
2006 568 12728
2007 689 16161
2008 751 19191
2009 809 23651
2010 901 26676
2011 1013 32065
2012 1002 36840
2013 1113 42040
2014 1213 46443
2015 1210 48550
2016 1191 48295
2017 950 49782
2018 916 47157
2019 982 53434
2020 977 60977
2021 894 65812

Portland State University alumni

  1. Courtney Love

    Courtney Love
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    guitaristsingeractorsinger-songwritercomposer
    Biography

    Courtney Michelle Love is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. A figure in the alternative and grunge scenes of the 1990s, her career has spanned four decades. She rose to prominence as the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Hole, which she formed in 1989. Love has drawn public attention for her uninhibited live performances and confrontational lyrics, as well as her highly publicized personal life following her marriage to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. In 2020, NME named her one of the most influential singers in alternative culture of the last 30 years.

  2. Mark Dacascos

    Mark Dacascos
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    film actoractortelevision actorThai boxerscreenwriter
    Biography

    Mark Alan Dacascos is an American actor, martial artist and television personality. He won numerous karate and kung fu championships between the ages of 7 and 18. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Wo Fat in Hawaii Five-0 (2010 TV series), Louis Stevens in Only the Strong, Mani in Brotherhood of the Wolf, Toby Wong in Drive, Ling in Cradle 2 the Grave, the titular role in Crying Freeman and Zero in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.

  3. Holly Madison

    Holly Madison
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    television actoractormodelartistshowgirl
    Biography

    Holly Madison is an American model and television personality. She appeared in the E! reality television show The Girls Next Door and her own series, Holly's World. She has also released two books, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny in 2015 and The Vegas Diaries: Romance, Rolling the Dice, and the Road to Reinvention in 2016.

  4. Nancy Wilson

    Nancy Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    singermusicianguitaristrecord producercomposer
    Biography

    Nancy Lamoureux Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and film composer. She rose to fame alongside her older sister Ann as a guitarist and backing vocalist in the rock band Heart.

General info

Alternative names PSU
Founded 1946
Motto Doctrina Urbi Serviat
Let Knowledge Serve the City
Colors green, white
Academic Calendar September to June (September - December;January-March;March-June). Also Summer Session (June-September)
Total FTE staff 2,582
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address 724 SW Harrison
Portland, Oregon, 97201
United States
City population 653,000
Phone 5037253000
Fax +1 (503) 725 4882

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