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Portland State University Student Life

Portland State University is on a 50-acre campus in an urban setting in Portland, Oregon. Portland State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Portland State University also has fraternities and sororities..

Portland State University Housing

Portland State University offers housing. Students are not required to live on campus First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Portland State University students live on campus. In 2021, 9% of undergrads at Portland State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 91% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Portland State University. In the 2020-21 school year, 830 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Portland State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Portland State University Athletics

At Portland State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Portland State University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Badminton Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Baseball Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Crew Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Fencing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Sailing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Soccer Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Wrestling Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams

Is Portland State University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Portland State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Portland State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Portland State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Portland State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Portland State University, take Interstate 5 to Portland, OR. If you need to fly, book your flight to Portland International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Oregon you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Portland State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Portland State University Students

57%

Women

43%

Men

67%

Full Time

33%

Part Time

85%

In State

15%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

51%

19%

10%

7%

4%

4%

4%

1%

1%

Undergraduate Students

18,959

Graduate Students

5,020

Non-Resident / International Students

633

Portland State University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

23,979

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

95%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,112

Out-of-State

$29,001

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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