Portland State University

2,107 reviews
  1. Portland, OR
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C
Portland State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
724 SW Harrison
Portland, OR 97201
Website

Portland State University Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Range
900-1160
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$12,772/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,509/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,953/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,830/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,845/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,497/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.91 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.91 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.90 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,561Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
34%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • All types of people
    44%
  • The people are the most diverse I've ever seen
    30%
  • Average
    11%
  • Environmentalists
    6%
  • White
    6%
  • Open-minded
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
61%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.122 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.173 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Diverse, progressive, enviornmentally friendly,
    65%
  • Environmentally Friendly
    17%
  • Progressive
    10%
  • Full of hippies (in a good way)
    4%
  • A very white school
    2%
  • Big and innefectual
    2%

After Portland State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.46 responses

Reviews

2,107 reviews
  • Excellent
    323
  • Very Good
    769
  • Average
    761
  • Poor
    175
  • Terrible
    67
My school is in the heart of Downtown Portland, and I experience new events each day. Everyone is unique and different.
  • College Junior
  • 14 days ago
This school is one of the most diverse places that I have ever been. I have learned so much about different cultures as well as involving myself with various people.
  • College Junior
  • 15 days ago
It's a diverse environment at Portland State University in which not many people interact with each other because everyone is at different phases in their learning process. The range of age within a class I've seen has been 18 and up to an old couple that were in their 70s. Although there are plenty of young students at PSU, in regular general education classes for pre-requisites are completely diverse. I am a fan of how one-track and independent PSU is as a school altogether.
  • College Sophomore
  • 16 days ago