Portland State University

Address:
724 SW Harrison, Portland, OR 97201
Phone:
503-725-3511
Website:
http://www.pdx.edu
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About Portland State University

Portland State University is classified as a doctoral-granting university with high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. Up to 50% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in over half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in a variety of fields. The majority of these doctorates are awarded within scientific fields, such as engineering, mathematics, science, and technology. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are enrolled as full-time students. This institution has a high transfer rate, with at least 20% of its undergrad students entering as transfers. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate21,618
 Graduate6,283
 Total27,901
GenderFemale53%
 Male47%
Student Age% Under 2549%
 % 25 and Over51%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time60%
 % Part-time40%
Race/Ethnicity% White63.0%
 % Black2.8%
 % Asian8.3%
 % Latino4.8%
 % Native American1.3%
 % Race Unknown13.4%
 % International student6%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingCity
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemQuarter

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal5,236
 % Admitted79%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled41%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT69%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800590 / 800
 SAT Math460 / 800580 / 800

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 Graduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$7,130
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$21,642
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid65%
 % Undergraduates with Loans46%
 % Undergraduates with Grants42%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,911
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,774
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$11,600
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,961
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,070
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,070

Neighborhood Data for the Portland Area

Median Age35.9
Median Household Income$50,177
Total Population576,543
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.3% 50.7%
 Age 0-950.7%49.3%
 Age 10-1750.9%49.1%
 Age 18-2446.7%53.3%
 Age 25-2949.1%50.9%
 Age 30-3951.4%48.6%
 40+49.1%50.9%
Race/Ethnicity% White77.4%
 % Black6.3%
 % Asian7.2%
 % Latino9.2%
 % Native American1.0%
 % Pacific Islander0.5%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.3%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$9,774
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$11,600
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$752
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50030.2%13.3%3.0%
 $500 to $74941.4%39.4%0.0%
 $750 to $99915.8%28.4%43.8%
 Over $100012.7%18.9%34.4%
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