|Setting:||Large City Setting|
|Size:||Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
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.
50% of students gave Portland State University 5 stars overall.
I love PSU! It's in the middle of the city and there's so much to do. The streetcar is free and it rains a lot. It's not your typical college experience, which is actually something I really like about it. I love that I can hop on the Streetcar and head up to NW 23rd or walk down to Pioneer and I love that the people are all so nice. I don't feel like there are very many judgmental students here and it's very refreshing. Also, Vistor's is okay .. but if you don't have to get a meal plan than don't. Off campus dining tastes way better. I recommend Hot Lips and Pita Pit. Safeway is also really close so getting food isn't very hard to do.
I have only been at Portland State University for one and a half terms, but so far I have enjoyed my experience. The campus has a lot of resources and food is everywhere. There are always events happening and it is a good and safe community.
Portland State University
724 SW Harrison
Portland, OR 97201
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Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.
Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||30,128|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||41,435|
- Latino: 8%
- African American: 3%
- Caucasian: 68%
- American Indian or Alaska native: 2%
- Asian: 8%
- Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
- Unknown and Other: 10%
|American Indian or Alaska native||2%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||1%|
|Unknown and Other||10%|
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