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Portland State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 7,528 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 129 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Big Sky Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $154,123)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $87,534)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 55 50 - -
Basketball 16 16 - -
Football 95 - - -
Golf - 7 - -
Soccer - 29 - -
Softball - 20 - -
Tennis 10 9 - -
Volleyball - 14 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.8%
Hispanic 4.8%
Non-resident alien 5.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 11.9%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 66.1%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 34
Liquor Law Violation 14
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 4
Property Crime 63
Reviews Dorm Life
  • A student at Portland State University
  • 3
  • The resident assistants stay involved in gathering student participation for dorm-related and campus-related events, which is nice for connecting with other students. The dorm rooms are very nice, they are…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Lorena
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    There is many card-food places in Portland that will match your taste, but PSU has many dinning places to match their likes and try to keep many of their students happy. There is many selections from vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, international food, etc. They make you want to feel welcome from any place that you from by matching your appetite.

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  • 3
  • A student at Portland State University
  • I am a current student here

    The first few weeks of having the meal plan for Victor's Dining Hall were great - the food tasted pretty great, and it seemed like an endless array of eclectic foods. Through the term, however, the quality of the food seemed to slip, and the appeal of the charming and cultural food started to seem bland and boring. The Food Court inside Smith has average quality foods at decent prices, but it's nice to go there for a snack every now and then.

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  • 5
  • R from Beaverton, OR
  • I am a current student here

    Always some delicious food around every corner. Try a little bit of everything from each food cart! Not only is the food terrific, but the people working the carts are very nice and down to earth. My only complaint is that some dishes can be overpriced, but that's to be expected. I don't know about the dining services actually offered by the school itself, though. There is a cafeteria in Smith Memorial which I've never tried.

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  • 2
  • Adriana from Portland, OR
  • I am a current student here

    Again, I have never been part of this because I live at home but coming from my friends, they said the food was terrible. Portland is known for their food carts. There are so many around/ on campus! Food ranges from $5-$9!

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  • 5
  • MW from Portland, OR
  • I am a current student here

    Portland has amazing food, if you can afford it. There are a wide variety of food carts on the PSU campus, and more outstanding food carts and restaurants are just blocks away. Thai food is big with the students around here, but there are tons of other options, of course. I recommend East Side Deli, Hot Lips Pizza, and the AMAZING Greek/Lebanese restaurant next to Hot Lips whose name escapes me currently.

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  • 3
  • Jordan from Albany, OR
  • I am a current student here

    The food and dining here starts off great, however into the year it becomes a giant waste of money. If you can DO NOT waste money on a meal plan. They rip you off for the amount of money you pay. Unfortunately all freshman have to get one. So I would advise you to get the cheapest meal plan, because you wont end up eating there more than ten times a week anyway. HOWEVER the food carts around campus are outstandingly amazing.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • MW from Portland, OR
  • I am a current student here

    Relatively quiet. They recruit and everything, but if you really want a strong greek life scene, go to U of O.

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  • 0
  • Jordan from Albany, OR
  • I am a current student here

    Not very strong. There are a few fraternities but nothing big. The parties are pretty lame as well.(so Iv'e heard)

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  • 0
  • Cassy from Portland, OR
  • I am a current student here

    While technically PSU has Greek life, it is nothing to get star-struck about. Only two or so groups even have houses.

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  • 0
  • Tiera from Scappoose, OR
  • I am a current student here

    There are only 4 Greek communities on campus. 2 sororities and 2 fraternities. I haven't heard much about any of them but I do know one of the fraternities is very involved with the school government and school events.

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