The largest university in the state of Oregon, Portland State University has an abundance of academic programs and continuing education courses, some of which are free. Also, as a large university located in the middle of a major city, Portland State has much in the way of on and off-campus activity.
At Portland State, undergraduate students have more than 220 degree programs to choose from. Sample majors such as Biomedical Informatics, Criminology, Film, Judaic Studies, Real Estate, Russian, Social Work and Women’s Studies are proof that you can study just about anything at Portland State.
There are also more than 100 graduate programs, including master’s degrees, doctoral degrees and graduate certificates.
As a research university with a strong commitment to sustainability, Portland State conducts extensive research on how to improve conditions for our environment and make a greener world.
There are nearly 200 student organizations at Portland State, which focus on the arts, advocacy, politics, religion, community service and recreation.
The city of Portland, which surrounds the university campus, is also a lively place with coffee shops, bookstores, restaurants and theatres as well as beautiful nature trails and parks only a quick ride away.
Admissions requirements vary depending on the degree for which one is applying. Tuition also varies. Senior citizens, for example, may attend continuing education courses tuition-free while Oregon state residents get a substantially reduced tuition.
Financial aid is also available to students who meet eligibility requirements.
Quick Facts about Portland State University
Large City Setting
Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
On-Campus Housing Available
PSU Ratings & Reviews
- Full-Time Undergrad Students
- Freshman Class
- Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
Undergraduate vs. Graduate
Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students
Gender of Students
- African American
- American Indian or Alaska native
- Unknown and Other
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