Portland State University
#523 Overall Influence#448 Desirability Rank

Portland State University

University in Portland, Oregon, United States

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

6,743

Acceptance

90%

Graduation Rate

48%

Median SAT Score

1120

Median ACT Score

21

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$6,156

Fees (in-state)

$1,410

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$50,800

Employed

85%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

21K

Under-Grads

17K

Graduates

4K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

724 SW Harrison, Portland OR 97201

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

10k per 100k

Violent Crime

0k per 100k

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this school influential?

#41 World Rank #35 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#83 World Rank #64 USA Rank
Social Work
#144 World Rank #78 USA Rank
Computer Science
#200 World Rank #113 USA Rank
Political Science
#327 World Rank #217 USA Rank
Business
#358 World Rank #156 USA Rank
Anthropology
#362 World Rank #152 USA Rank
Sociology
#371 World Rank #149 USA Rank
Engineering
#377 World Rank #125 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#450 World Rank #170 USA Rank
Economics
#477 World Rank #244 USA Rank
Psychology
#485 World Rank #242 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#530 World Rank #320 USA Rank
Nursing
#589 World Rank #326 USA Rank
History
#604 World Rank #238 USA Rank
Literature
#653 World Rank #400 USA Rank
Communications
#669 World Rank #338 USA Rank
Law
#741 World Rank #332 USA Rank
Biology
#822 World Rank #286 USA Rank
Chemistry
#1175 World Rank #455 USA Rank
Philosophy
#1509 World Rank #546 USA Rank
Mathematics
#1519 World Rank #625 USA Rank
Medical

Influential People

Who are Portland State University's Most influential alumni?

Portland State University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Computer Science. Portland State University’s most academically influential people include Michael Moynihan, Fariborz Maseeh, and Michael Kazin.

Michael Moynihan
Michael Moynihan

American journalist

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Fariborz Maseeh

Iranian philanthropist

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Michael Kazin

American historian

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Aminé
Aminé

American Rapper, Singer and Songwriter

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Holly Madison
Holly Madison

American author, model, showgirl, and television personality

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Neil Lomax

American football player

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Robert Robideau
Robert Robideau

American activist

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Lee D. Baker

American anthropologist

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Mike Richardson
Mike Richardson

American publisher, writer, and producer

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Larry Harvey
Larry Harvey

Founder of Burning Man

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Thomas Talbott

American theologian

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Joseph LeBaron
Joseph LeBaron

American diplomat

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About This School

How does this school stack up?

Portland State University is a public research university in Portland, Oregon. It was founded in 1946 as a post-secondary educational institution for World War II veterans. It evolved into a four-year college over the following two decades and was granted university status in 1969. It is the only public urban university in the state of Oregon that is located in a large city. It is governed by a board of trustees. The university is categorized as an R2: Doctoral University – Higher Research Activity in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Source: Wikipedia