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Portland State University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

28,407 Students

92% Admitted

  • 26,693 full time
  • 11,611 part time
  • 7,660 men full time
  • 9,136 women full time
  • 6,373 applied
  • 5,699 admitted
  • 1,797 enrolled

21,167 Undergraduates

$7,020 Tuition/Year

  • 6,219 Graduates
  • 2,064 Non-Degree
  • $7,020 in state
  • $1,317 fees
  • $13,215 room & board
  • $1,263 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Far West Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Quarter
School Mascot: Victor E. Viking
School Colors: Green & White
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Chelsea from Woodland, WA
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  • Portland State University is a high quality education that provides both flexibility to the busy student and abundant resources for success, through their many outstanding teachers, helpful graduate students, and…

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  • Laura from Woodburn, OR
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  • Portland State University is well integrated into the surrounding downtown community. The students, faculty, and staff are highly conciseness of their impact on the environment. There is always something new,…

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  • R from Beaverton, OR
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  • This was not my first choice school; I went here because of the cheap tuition, and I'm very happy with my decision. I really love the school. There's always stuff…

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  • Marilynn from Winnemucca, NV
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  • i love this school, especially because it's located in the heart of portland. it's a university filled with so much diversity. it's also a beautiful campus that makes you feel…

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Mission Statement

Portland State University’s mission is to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural and economic qualities of urban life by providing access throughout the life span to a quality liberal education for undergraduates and an appropriate array of professional and graduate programs especially relevant to metropolitan areas. The University conducts research and community service that support a high quality educational environment and reflect issues important to the region. It actively promotes the development of a network of educational institutions to serve the community.

Portland State University
  • Located in Portland, OR
  • Public
  • 28,407 students enrolled
  • 92% admitted
  • $7,020 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Chase from Roseburg, OR
  • I am a current student here

    I'm a student who lives on campus and thought that I'd never like it, but it turns out that it's really nice. It's never real loud around here and there's always something to do. I came from a small town where you had to drive everywhere to get to things to do. Here everything is with walking distance. The school itself has its own movie theater, game room and bowling alley. It has it's own pub that features Rogue Brewing Company's Portland State Ale, the Farmer's Market is in the cent of campus every Saturday and there are live concerts held on campus usually once a week featuring any type of music you could want.

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