Portland State University
#526 Overall Influence#448 Desirability Rank

Portland State University

Public university in Portland, Oregon

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. PSU is classified among “R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity”.

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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

10 per 100k

Violent Crime

0 per 100k

What is Portland State University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#44 World Rank #37 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#87 World Rank #67 USA Rank
Social Work
#155 World Rank #82 USA Rank
Computer Science
#216 World Rank #122 USA Rank
Political Science
#388 World Rank #129 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#373 World Rank #150 USA Rank
Engineering
#363 World Rank #161 USA Rank
Anthropology
#373 World Rank #162 USA Rank
Sociology
#462 World Rank #176 USA Rank
Economics
#325 World Rank #216 USA Rank
Business
#460 World Rank #225 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#583 World Rank #231 USA Rank
Literature
#484 World Rank #247 USA Rank
Psychology
#535 World Rank #258 USA Rank
Education
#840 World Rank #291 USA Rank
Chemistry
#729 World Rank #323 USA Rank
Biology
#615 World Rank #341 USA Rank
History
#609 World Rank #383 USA Rank
Communications
#1007 World Rank #391 USA Rank
Philosophy
#1307 World Rank #462 USA Rank
Mathematics
#1584 World Rank #652 USA Rank
Medical

Other areas of influence

#548 World Rank #334 USA Rank
Nursing
#635 World Rank #315 USA Rank
Law

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 Fariborz Maseeh, Michael Moynihan, and Aminé.

Fariborz Maseeh

Iranian philanthropist

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Michael Moynihan
Michael Moynihan

American journalist

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Aminé
Aminé

American rapper, singer, and songwriter

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Michael Kazin

American historian

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Neil Lomax

American football player

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Larry Harvey
Larry Harvey

Founder of Burning Man

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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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Dali Yang

American political scientist

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Thomas Talbott

American theologian

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Jean M. Auel

American novelist of Finnish descent

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