Portland State University

724 SW Harrison, Portland, OR


Portland State University is more than Portland’s public research university. It’s a place to test ideas and projects that show the world how different is done. Our innovative approach combines education with creative problem-solving and collaboration across campus for maximum impact. With more than 200 degree programs to choose from, PSU is Oregon’s most diverse, innovative and affordable research university.

Questions and Answers about Portland State University

Jonizza L.
7 months ago
Can freshman have a dorm room to themselves, and how much would that typically be?
Portland State University
Greetings Jonizza. Students can request an individual room, but we cannot guarantee your request. We encourage students to apply early for university housing. More information regarding rates can be found at https://www.pdx.edu/housing/rates.
Hannah S.
7 months ago
Is there parking by the school for free?
Portland State University
Greetings Hannah. Thank you for your question. Please note that PSU does not offer complimentary parking for students. Rates will vary depending upon whether you are living on campus or commuting. The current rate per term for a student living in university housing is $462.
Lillith J.
8 months ago
If we are enrolled in work study during the summer can we move into the dorms early?
Portland State University
Greetings Lillith. We encourage you to contact University Housing directly at housing@pdx.edu to inquire about the possibility of moving in early.
Lillith J.
8 months ago
What kind of summer programs do Portland State University offer for incoming freshmen.
Portland State University
Greetings Lillith. Our summer options range from new student orientation to summer bridge. Are you seeking a specific experience?
8 months ago
What is the average test scores and GPA of admitted students for Portland State University?
Portland State University
Greetings Sospeter. Our average GPA is 3.46, but please note that a 2.50 GPA is required for first year admission. Transfer students are required to have a GPA of 2.25. We do not require standardized test scores (ACT or SAT) for admission purposes.
Flannery S.
8 months ago
Are there places to rent a bike on PSU campus?
Portland State University
Greetings Flannery, PSU does offer bike rentals. Further information can be found at https://www.pdx.edu/bikehub/daily-weekly-rentals
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Majors offered at Portland State University

Biggest majors
Psychology, General
Social Sciences, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations

Academics at Portland State University

SAT Score Range
Considered with application
ACT Score Range
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
21 to 1
Least Selective (90% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for Portland State University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Portland State University Students12%9%56%29%2%4%3%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%39%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Portland State University Students