Portland State University: Admission & Tests

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Below 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 very easy - in 2015-16 this school accepted 86 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 usual part of the application process. 59 percent of applicants at Portland State University completed the SAT test.

Most applicants who took SAT scored from 450 to 610 on Critical Reading, from 440 to 590 on Math, and from 420 to 580 on Writing. Taking these numbers into account, if you have got above 570 in SAT Critical Reading, 550 in SAT Math, and 540 in SAT Writing - that gives good chances to get accepted at this college.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

SAT Critical Reading
420
530
570

SAT Math
410
520
550

SAT Writing
390
500
540

ACT Test Scores

Taking American College Test is a typical component of the application process at Portland State University. 40 percent of applicants took the ACT test.

Most applicants who took ACT scored from 18 to 26 on Composite, from 17 to 26 on English, and from 17 to 26 on Math. Thus, if you scored above 24 in ACT Composite, 24 in ACT English, and 24 in ACT Maththen it gives good chances to get admitted at this institution.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

ACT Composite
17
22
24

ACT English
16
22
24

ACT Math
16
22
24

Contact Admissions

Phone
(503)
725-3000
To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about studying at Portland State University, please contact the college directly.

You can call this school's general information office at (503) 725-3000 or check Portland State University Website

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