PSU

Portland State University

1825 SW Broadway, Portland, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    90
  • Class Notes
    47
  • Textbook Notes
    31
  • Study Guides
    12
  • Currently Enrolled
    83
  • Previously Enrolled
    271

Overview of Portland State University (PSU)

About this school

Portland State, founded in 1946, is a public, comprehensive university. The educational program has a strong focus on sustainability, globalization, and hands-on experience. Its 49-acre urban campus is located in Portland.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:21,725
    • Men:10,093 (46.5%)
    • Women:11,632 (53.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (PSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Portland State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 751
City, State, Zip
Portland, OR  97207-0751
Phone
(503) 725-3511
Fax
(503) 725-5525
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
92% of 6,815 applicants were admitted
Women
94% of 4,193 applicants were admitted
Men
90% of 2,622 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
3,952 (100%) of 3,933 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.43
375 And Above
16%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
24%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
490-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
500-620 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
22%
• Score 600 - 700
38%
• Score 500 - 600
27%
• Score 400 - 500
13%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
22 average |19-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
25%
• Score 18 - 23
45%
• Score 12 - 17
30%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (PSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,783|Out-of-state: $26,130
  • Room & Board: - $12,831 (77.31381055676067%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,263 (7.610267534345626%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,502 (15.07592190889371%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Portland State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003216
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,516 (89.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,260 (83.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,237 (98.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
88 (7.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$10,928
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 953 (77.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,202
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 822 (66.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,638
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 38 (3.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
6 (.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,934

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
10,347 (74.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
9,264 (89.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,889 (96.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
410 (4.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
51%
Average Award
$10,562
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,867 (77.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,066
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,685 (75.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,403
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 111 (1.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
72 (.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,337

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,867
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (PSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


855

Part-Time Faculty


748

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


46%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 21% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 19% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 13% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 13% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 12% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 22% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Portland State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


70.6%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


19.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


40%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


47.8%

Programs & Majors (PSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (77)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Communication, General
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Real Estate
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
  • Sculpture
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Master of Real Estate Development, Master of Music Conducting, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Science in Financial Analysis, Master of International Management, Master of Music Performance, Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Urban Studies, Master of Environmental Management, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science Teaching, Master of Engineering, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (67)


  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics
  • Applied Social Research
  • Architecture
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • International Business
  • Japanese
  • Management of Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Systems Science
  • Theater
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Campus Life (PSU)

Location & Geography

Population


603,106

Nearest Metropolitan Area


49 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Portland

Weather


Temperature
33.7 average low in January, 74.6 average high in September
Rain
152 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
8 mile(s) from campus in Portland
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Portland
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Portland

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


10% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


85%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Viking
School Colors
Green and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Portland State University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


13,991

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
21,725
Women
11,632
Men
10,093

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 9.9% Asian
  • 3.8% Black/African-American
  • 14.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 6.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 57.9% White
  • 5.2% Unknown

International Students


5.9% from 89 countries

Average Age


26

Number of Graduate Students


5,580

Student Resources (PSU)