Portland State University Rankings

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In the World#330 of 14178
In North America#146 of 2629
In the United States#125 of 2528
In Oregon#3 of 33
In Portland#1 of 16
In History#199 of 5,620

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
96%
Average SAT
1110
Average ACT
21
Aid receiving
82%
Undergraduates
20,320
Graduates
5,001
Male:Female Ratio
44:56
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
pdx.edu

Portland State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate96%94%97%
Applicants6,8612,5134,348
Admissions6,5732,3714,202
Freshmen enrolled full time1,576640936
Freshmen enrolled part time983563

6,530 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,141 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
699 or 42%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1000
or below

75% of them
had 1220
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Portland State University are 1000-1220 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
555 or 33%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 18
or below

75% of them
had 24
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Portland State University are 18-24 (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

White12897 (51%)
Hispanic3736 (15%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown2144 (9%)
Asian2129 (8%)
Nonresident Alien1635 (6%)
Two or more races1523 (6%)
Black or African American865 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander132 (0.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native94 (0.4%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$7,519
Students receiving aid
82%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$6,462$11,718
Tuition in-state$6,462$11,718
Tuition out-of-state$21,528$17,847
Fee in-district$1,410$1,500
Fee in-state$1,410$1,500
Fee out-of-state$1,410$1,500

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,200
Combined charge for room and board$11,172
Room charge$6,780
Meal charge$4,392

Portland State University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Psychology, General3124
Social Work722356
Computer Science146821
Business Administration and Management, General16958
Social Sciences, General221
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies204
Electrical and Electronics Engineering651345
Education, General204
Marketing & Marketing Management, General191
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies18010
Accounting184
Biology & Biological Sciences, General16562
Finance, General1541
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management12826
Biological and Physical Sciences139
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1268
Mechanical Engineering106234
Community Health and Preventive Medicine119
Public Health, Other106
English Language and Literature, General997
Civil Engineering, General642211
Graphic Design94
Political Science and Government, General902
Mathematics, General68201
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General89
Audiology & Audiologist4642
Sociology7674
Educational Leadership and Administration, General731
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other69
Special Education and Teaching, General671
Film & Cinema & Video Studies67
Architecture5214
Curriculum and Instruction549
History, General547
Fine & Studio Arts, General563
Environmental Science3976
Public Administration50
Geography3216
Spanish Language and Literature376
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other38
Physics, General3052
Community Organization and Advocacy37
Engineering & Industrial Management334
International Relations and Affairs36
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services36
Publishing35
Financial Mathematics35
Biochemistry33
Anthropology294
Geology & Earth Science, General276
Economics, General30
Philosophy29
City & Urban, Community and Regional Planning29
Health & Health Care Administration & Management622
Health and Wellness, General28
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution1313
Environmental Studies233
Chemistry, General2114
Linguistics26
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics1412
Early Childhood Education and Teaching26
Art History, Criticism and Conservation25
Taxation23
Public Health, General211
Real Estate21
Creative Writing1110
Japanese Language and Literature173
Computer Engineering, General20
Music Performance, General126
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General18
Public Health Education and Promotion18
International Business & Trade & Commerce16
Public Policy Analysis, General142
Urban Studies & Affairs644
Materials Engineering14
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor11
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering10
Visual and Performing Arts, Other10
Women's Studies10
International & Global Studies10
German Language and Literature54
Systems Science and Theory72
Community Psychology9
French Language and Literature71
Biostatistics8
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing8
Russian Language and Literature7
Statistics, General7
Recording Arts Technology & Technician6
Environmental Health5
Music Theory and Composition4
Natural Resources Management and Policy4
Voice and Opera3
Arabic Language and Literature3
Music, General11
Chinese Language and Literature2
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other2
African-American & Black Studies1
Jewish & Judaic Studies1
Musicology and Ethnomusicology1
Keyboard Instruments1
Conducting1
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration1
Grand Total4,4291,65583
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate48%46%50%
  • Full-time retention rate - 74%
  • Part-time retention rate - 42%

Publications & Citations

Publications
19,741
Citations
617,016

Publication count by topic

Computer science
2,670
Psychology
2,556
Political science
1,178
Engineering
1,150
Medicine
1,144
Biology
1,112
Materials science
1,109
Sociology
1,095
Chemistry
959
Business
954
Geography
939
Mathematics
868
Environmental science
822
Economics
646
Geology
571
Physics
430
History
400
Art
247
Philosophy
145

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History2111,897
Political science21512,233
Sociology21632,199
Geography25016,627
Psychology275127,106
Business28925,520
Mathematics29462,214
Economics30827,873
Computer science32477,930
Environmental science33324,882
Geology41016,080
Engineering54715,382
Medicine84138,676
Biology89943,978
Materials science94220,507
Philosophy104998
Chemistry105227,431
Physics12534,616
Art136136

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19901351007
19911751181
19921441448
19931561645
19941531829
19951301836
19961702249
19971722611
19981972876
19991943092
20002494024
20012614648
20023205477
20033406473
20044057890
20055309584
200654111813
200766614979
200871617799
200976322100
201087825017
201198230311
201297535033
2013107440006
2014117244032
2015114745823
2016114544628
201790245079
201889339487
201995046683
202084351307

General info

Alternative namesPSU
Founded1946
WikipediaPortland State University
MottoDoctrina Urbi Serviat
Let Knowledge Serve the City
Colorsgreen, white
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - December;January-March;March-June). Also Summer Session (June-September)
Total FTE staff2,651
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address724 SW Harrison
Portland, Oregon, 97201
United States
City population653,000
Phone5037253000
Fax+1 (503) 725 4882

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