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Portland State University

Portland, OR 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate93%

About Portland State University

Portland State University is more than Portland’s public research university. It’s a place to test ideas and projects that show the world how different is done. Our innovative approach combines education with creative problem-solving and collaboration across campus for maximum impact. With more than 200 degree programs to choose from, PSU is Oregon’s most diverse, innovative and affordable research university.

Portland State University is a public, state university in the city of Portland, Oregon. Portland State University was founded in 1946. The college enrolls around 21,609 students a year, including 16,862 undergraduate students.

Portland State University Acceptance Rate

It is not difficult to get into Portland State University. Portland State University admitted 93% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 7,925 students applied to Portland State University and 7,377 were admitted.

Portland State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 93%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional May require tests

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Portland State University is located Portland.

If you would like to see Portland State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 5 to Portland, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Portland International.

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College Info

1825 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97201

Campus Setting: Urban

Portland State University Application Deadline

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Portland State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Portland State University is Continuous processing.

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Portland State University is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Wondering what life at Portland State University is like? There are approximately 21,609 students enrolled at Portland State University, including 16,862 undergraduate students and 4,747 graduate students. 66% percent of students attend school full-time, 84% percent are from OR and 16% percent of students are from other states.


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