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Portland State University SAT Scores

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SAT scores needed to get into Portland State University

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Portland State University is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1095

The average composite SAT score for admitted Portland State University freshman is 1095 out of 1600. For perspective, a 1095 is in the 59th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1000 to 1190

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1000 to 1190. The 75th percentile score is 1190 while the 25th percentile score is 1000.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Portland State University but we estimate it to be around a 900 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 535

The average score for Portland State University students on the math portion of the SAT is 535 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 490 and the 75th percentile score 580.

Average SAT Reading Score 560

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 510 to 610 and the average score for Portland State University students is 560.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

43 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Portland State University

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Portland State University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 95.2%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.47.

Can I get into Portland State University with a 1190 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1190 or higher is very competitive at Portland State University and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have an almost certain chance of acceptance with the probability 97% or higher.

Can I get into Portland State University with a 1100 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1100 to 1180 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. Your chance of acceptance is very high, estimated about 95% to 97%.

Can I get into Portland State University with a 1000 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1000 to 1090 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 91% to 95% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into Portland State University with a 900 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 900 to 990 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 90% chance of admission to Portland State University. SAT scores below 900 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to Portland State University by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 99%
1590 99%
1580 99%
1570 99%
1560 99%
1550 99%
1540 99%
1530 99%
1520 99%
1510 99%
1500 99%
1490 99%
1480 99%
1470 99%
1460 99%
1450 99%
1440 99%
1430 99%
1420 99%
1410 99%
1400 99%
1390 99%
1380 99%
1370 99%
1360 99%
1350 99%
1340 99%
1330 99%
1320 99%
1310 99%
1300 99%
1290 99%
1280 99%
1270 98%
1260 98%
1250 98%
1240 98%
1230 98%
1220 98%
1210 98%
1200 97%
1190 97%
1180 97%
1170 97%
1160 97%
1150 96%
1140 96%
1130 96%
1120 96%
1110 95%
1100 95%
1090 95%
1080 94%
1070 94%
1060 94%
1050 93%
1040 93%
1030 92%
1020 92%
1010 91%
1000 91%
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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.