Portland State University

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world rank  184

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University Overview

Established in 1946, Portland State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Portland (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Oregon. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Portland State University (PSU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Portland State University (PSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 71 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. PSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

University Name(s)

Acronym
PSU

Founded
1946

Motto
Doctrina Urbi Serviat Let Knowledge Serve the City

Colours
Green and white

Mascot
Victor E. Viking

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University Location

Address
724 SW Harrison
Portland (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
97207-0751 Oregon United States

T +1 (503) 725 3000

F +1 (503) 725 4882

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Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Important: please contact or visit the official website of Portland State University for detailed information on areas of study and degree levels currently offered; the above uniRank Degree Levels and Areas of Study Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local students 7,500-10,000 US$ (5,500-7,400 Euro) 15,000-17,500 US$ (11,000-12,900 Euro)
International students over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro)

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Important: the above average yearly tuition ranges do not include room, board or other external costs; tuition may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate Portland State University's office for detailed information on yearly tuitions which apply to your specific situation and study interest; the above uniRank Yearly Tuition Range Matrix is indicative only and may not be up-to-date or complete.

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University Admissions

Gender Admission
Men and Women (coed)

International Students
Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission

Admission Selection
Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades

Admission Rate
Admission Rate 60-70%

Admission Office
1825 SW Broadway
Portland 97207-0751
+1 (503) 725-3000
800 547 8887


Important: admission policy and acceptance rate may vary by areas of study, degree level, student nationality or residence and other criteria. Please contact the appropriate Portland State University's Admission Office for detailed information on a specific admission selection policy and acceptance rate; the above University admission information is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment
Total Enrolment Range 35,000-39,999

Academic Staff
Total Faculty Range 3,500-3,999

Control Type

Public

Entity Type

Non-Profit

Academic Calendar

Quadmesters

Campus Setting

Urban

Religious Affiliation
None

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Facilities and Services

Library

Yes Go to Portland State University's Library

Housing

Yes

Sport Facilities

Yes

Financial Aids

Yes

Study Abroad

Yes

Distance Learning

Yes

Important: please contact or visit the official website of Portland State University for detailed information on facilities and services provided, including the type of scholarships and other financial aids offered to local or international students; the information above is indicative only and may not be complete or up-to-date.

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Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


Year of first Accreditation
1955


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)


Important: this section is intended to include only those reputable organizations (e.g. Ministries of Higher Education) that have the legal authority to officially recognize, accredit and/or license the Portland State University as a whole (institutional accreditation or recognition) or some of its specific courses/programs (programmatic accreditation). Memberships and affiliations to organizations which do not imply any formal, extensive and/or legal process of accreditation or recognition are included in the specific Affiliations and Memberships section below. Please report errors and inaccuracies taking into consideration the above criteria.

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Affiliations

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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