Portland State University

#710 / #214
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Most Desirable School

Public university in Portland, Oregon

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About Portland State University

According to Wikipedia, 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 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".

Portland State University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
6,701 95% 49% 1110 21

How Much Does Portland State University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state) Fees (in-state)
$7,907 $1,641

How Much Do Portland State University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Portland State University, then you can expect to earn an average of $50,800 per year. You also have a 85% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Portland State University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
19,078 15,733 3,345

Where is Portland State University?

Portland State University is located at 724 SW Harrison, Portland OR 97201

How Safe is Portland State University?

Portland State University has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Portland State University Known For?

Portland State University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Portland State University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

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 Social Work, Criminal Justice, and Computer Science. Here are some of Portland State University's most famous alumni:

Charles Moose
Charles Moose
An American police officer and writer.
Peter Boghossian
Peter Boghossian
An American philosophy professor and author.
Michael Kazin
An American historian.
Kambiz Hosseini
Kambiz Hosseini
A TV and radio host.
Brian Hines
An American writer.
Bill Plympton
Bill Plympton
An American artist and director.
Sara Jean Underwood
Sara Jean Underwood
An American playmate.
Dali Yang
An American political scientist.
Norm Winningstad
Norm Winningstad
A Businessman, engineer .
Carolyn Davidson
An American artist.
Thomas Talbott
An American theologian.
Mark Weber
An American holocaust denier.