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Portland State University

Portland, Oregon

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Overview

Student Population
25,711
Portland State University overview
Location Portland, Oregon
Online pdx.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
Portland State University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Portland, Oregon, Portland State University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 6,743 prospective students applied, and 6,082 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,876 enrolled in the school.  16,776 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 8,935 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $7,695 plus fees of $1,410. Portland State University is ranked 750 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

5/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
5/10
Outcomes

Portland State University is rated within the lower 42% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Portland State University within the 2020 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Average
Portland State University overview
SAT 1010/1230
ACT 18/25
GPA 3.38
Applications Accepted
90.2% 
Portland State University overview
Applications Due Mar 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Oregon Resident Tuition
$7,695
In State Costs for Portland State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,263
Other Fees$1,410
Room and Board $13,215
Budget for Other Expenses$2,502
Total One Year Cost$26,085
Out of State Resident Tuition
$26,027
Out of State Costs for Portland State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,263
Other Fees$1,410
Room and Board $13,215
Budget for Other Expenses$2,502
Total One Year Cost$44,417

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$48,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
38% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Portland State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Social Sciences 16%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 9%
Psychology 7%
Health Professions 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209807 IPEDS survey data for Portland State University.

Current students may use the Portland State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.