Portland State University
#508 Overall Influence#448 Desirability Rank

Portland State University

Public university in Portland, Oregon

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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".

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

6,701

Acceptance

95%

Graduation Rate

49%

Median SAT Score

1110

Median ACT Score

21

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$6,462

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

20K

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

#215 World Rank
Computer Science
#416 World Rank
Engineering
#437 World Rank
Business
#527 World Rank
Education
#412 World Rank
Political Science
#671 World Rank
Literature
#414 World Rank
History
#353 World Rank
Economics
#505 World Rank
Philosophy
#72 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#192 World Rank
Sociology
#402 World Rank
Psychology
#418 World Rank
Communications
#1028 World Rank
Biology
#54 World Rank
Social Work
#1039 World Rank
Medical
#704 World Rank
Mathematics
#775 World Rank
Physics
#1035 World Rank
Chemistry
#978 World Rank
Religious Studies
#429 World Rank
Anthropology
#590 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#1210 World Rank
Nursing

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 Computer Science, Engineering, and Business. Portland State University’s most academically influential people include Annabelle Jaramillo, Bruce Abbott, and Tom Trebelhorn.

Annabelle Jaramillo

American politician

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Bruce Abbott
Bruce Abbott

American actor

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Tom Trebelhorn
Tom Trebelhorn

American baseball manager

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Shannon O'Keefe

American ten-pin bowler

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Caroline McGowan
Caroline McGowan

American model

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Salwa Aga Khan

American fashion model

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Julienne Bušić
Julienne Bušić

American writer

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Michael Hornburg

American writer and literary agent

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Mitchell S. Jackson
Mitchell S. Jackson

American writer

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Anne Hughes

American gallery owner, restaurateur and patron of the arts

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Konrad Juengling

American political and gay rights activist

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Jack Ernest Vincent

American political scientist

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