Portland State University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - OustandingQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Below Average
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Portland State University is a large four-year, public school with 28,290 students enrolled. This school was established in 1946 and is one of the 34 schools and colleges located in Portland, Oregon.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
125
At Portland State University you can get your bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

Portland State University follows a quarter-based curriculum calendar system and has 125 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Education, Social Work, Management, and Business. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges and schools.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. Nevertheless, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
74%
Portland State University student retention rate is fair at 74% (close to Oregon average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Portland State University is low - 33%. About 8% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Portland State University is reasonably decent - 20:1. Find out more details regarding faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$22,900
Average tuition pricing is high - $21,600 per year. The additional fees at Portland State University not covered by tuition are about $1,300, which makes it a total of $22,900 per academic year.

Read the details about Portland State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
66%
According to government data, 4,978 applications were submitted and 3,299 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to get accepted at this school.

Portland State University will consider accepting dual credits and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Check the details about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Portland State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$6,400
Portland State University provides a distance education program and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Portland State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Portland State University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 2,100 students, which offers a reasonable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable, nearly $6,400 per academic year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Portland State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, Portland State University seems to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Portland State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Portland State University, 724 SW Harrison, Portland, Oregon 97201, USA
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