Portland State University: Admission & Tests

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Portland State University LogoBelow is a brief review of Portland State University general admissions procedures, aplication policies and fees, as well as desirable SAT and ACT college test scores that you might need to have in order to enroll at this school.

Admission Information

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
Portland State University admission requirements are somewhat competitive - in 2013-14 this school accepted 66 percent of those who apply.

The college recommends you to submit reference letters with your application and doesn't require admission test scores.

Portland State University usually will accept your:
  • dual credits
    (from the courses giving both high school and college credits)
  • advanced placement credits
    (from the college-level courses taught in high school)
and will decline your:
  • credits for life experience

Application Fee

Application
Fee
$50
Portland State University requires a fee paid when you submit an application for admission.

The undergraduate application fee at Portland State University is $50.00. The graduate application fee is $50.00.

SAT Test Scores

Taking Scholastic Ability Test is important part of the application process. 68 percent of applicants at Portland State University completed the SAT test.

Most applicants who took SAT scored from 440 to 610 on Critical Reading and from 440 to 600 on Math. Taking these numbers into account, if you have got above 570 in SAT Critical Reading and 560 in SAT Math - that gives good chances to get accepted at this college.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

SAT Critical Reading
410
530
570

SAT Math
410
520
560

Contact Admissions

Phone Number
(503)
725-3511
To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Portland State University, please contact this school directly.

You can call this school's general information office at (503) 725-3511 or check Portland State University Website

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