Diversity

Location
Portland, OR
Undergrads
23,397
Tuition (in-state)
$22,863 ($7,653)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Junior

Diversity: Anything and anyone goes at Portland. Very diverse and pretty much all accepted. If you don't like something or someone, people just ignore and move on.

4 College Senior

Diversity: SO much diversity. Great place to grow.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Portland State University is a really diverse community i never so any real problem everyone is expected with in our community

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: It is a great school for diversity,

4 College Freshman

Diversity: everyone's backgrouds are very diverse and there is not one class that two individuals are similar in any way.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 24th
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  • 115th
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  • 1372nd
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Student Author Overview

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Facts & Statistics

African American
3%
Asian
8%
Hispanic
7%
International
7%
Native American
2%
White
64%
Unknown
6%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
27%
Common States of Residence
  • California
  • Foreign countries
  • Hawaii
  • Montana
  • Washington
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 13%
20-21: 18%
22-24: 24%
25+: 44%
Female Faculty
47%
Male Faculty
53%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 2%
Asian American: 5%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 6%
Native American: 1%
White: 72%
Unknown: 12%

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 80 responses

  • 6% Libertarian
  • 16% Not sure
  • 1% Very conservative
  • 2% Conservative
  • 22% Moderate
  • 40% Liberal
  • 11% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 80 responses

  • 1% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 1% Conservative
  • 8% Moderate
  • 14% Not sure
  • 38% Liberal
  • 39% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 81 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 80 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 81 responses

  • 2% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 2% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 21% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 74% Very accepting.

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