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Portland State University Admissions Stats

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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Recommended
Recommendations: Recommended
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

724 SW Harrison Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 725-3000
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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: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Lorena
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    It's okay not knowing what you want to study! I am still not sure what I really want to study, and it's okay to change your major. PSU has special programs where you can have a little of everything when you are still undecided. They want you to have a great experience during college. Everyone that I had talked to has told me that PSU is great place to find out what you want to study. Do not feel afraid if you don't know what to study yet.

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  • Jayson from Portland, OR
  • I am a current student here

    Have patience. Its takes a while to get your paperwork processed..Be nice to the staff. They care, they are just busy. Also don't take on online classes unless you can handle teaching yourself at home.

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  • Spencer from Kaneohe, HI
  • I am a current student here

    Overall a decent school but be sure to do your research on your major. They do not offer many physical science based majors (nursing, dental hygiene)

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  • lauren from iuka, il
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    make your application stand out if you want to attend here because they seem to have lost mine. maybe it wasn't interesting enough.

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