Portland State University: Ranking & Review

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Portland State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate92%90%94%
Applicants6,8152,6224,193
Admissions6,3002,3673,933
Enrolled undergraduates1,9297671,162
Enrolled total (including graduate students)26,69311,98914,704

7,732 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,984 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $50. Application fee for graduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresConsidered but not required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores754
Percent of students submitting SAT scores41%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
560
Math
545

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores814
Percent of students submitting ACT scores45%
ACT Composite
22
ACT English
21
ACT Math
21

Portland State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
Off-campus $26,642 $43,989
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Portland State University does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $7,403 $24,750
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,380 $1,380
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $165 $550
Tuition for Full-time graduates $14,436 $21,780
Fees for full-time graduates $1,380 $1,380
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $401 $605

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 867 184 1,051
Social Sciences 550 27 7 584
Education 1 488 18 507
Engineering 263 192 7 462
Health Professions and Related Programs 363 85 1 449
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 105 265 5 375
Psychology 341 13 2 356
Visual and Performing Arts 267 23 290
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 227 227
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 186 8 3 197
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 189 5 194
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 154 30 184
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 116 52 5 173
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 141 32 173
English Language and Literature & Letters 110 41 151
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 122 9 131
Physical Sciences 80 13 16 109
Architecture and Related Services 46 55 101
Mathematics and Statistics 62 25 3 90
Natural Resources and Conservation 61 17 9 87
History 54 7 61
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 56 56
Philosophy and Religious Studies 28 28
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 22 2 24
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 19 19
Grand Total4,4081,593786,079

A total of 4,408 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Portland State University.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,671 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate49%43%53%
  • Full-time retention rate - 72%
  • Part-time retention rate - 43%

General info

Alternative namesPSU
Founded1946
MottoDoctrina Urbi Serviat
Let Knowledge Serve the City
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsgreen, white
Academic CalendarQuarter
Total FTE staff2,730
Instructional FTE1,078
Research FTE97
Public Service FTE54
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.pdx.edu
Address724 SW Harrison
Portland, Oregon, 97201
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Phone5037253000
Fax+1 (503) 725 4882

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