Portland State University (PSU)

Portland, OR

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Portland State University Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

SAT / ACT Scores Due September 1
Priority Application Due June 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 2,253 2,725 4,978
Accepted 1,360 1,939 3,299
Acceptance Rate 60% 71% 66%
Enrolled 597 818 1,415

PSU Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.25 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(68% of Students Admitted to Portland State University Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 460 to 590
  • Math 460 to 580
  • Writing 430 to 560
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 590 580 560
Bottom 25th Percentile 460 460 430

ACT Scores

  • Verbal 17 to 25
  • Math 18 to 25
  • Composite 19 to 25
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 25 25 25
Bottom 25th Percentile 17 18 19

Portland State University Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($50)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank     Not Considered
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Not Considered
Essay     Considered
Extracurricular Activities     Not Considered
Volunteer Work     Not Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Considered
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies   Important
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 2
History 1 1
Math 3 3
Science 2 2
Social Studies 2 2
Lab 1
Electives 1 1

Portland State University Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 30,128 (91%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 2,827 (8%)

Portland State University Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($50)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 30)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.00)   Very Important
High School Transcript     Not Considered
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Important
Interview   Important
Standardized Test Scores     Not Considered
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)

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