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Portland State University

Portland, OR 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate93%
Acceptance Rate93%

Portland State University Academics

Portland State University requires a minimum of 180 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.

If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Portland State University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts and IB credits. Additionally, Portland State University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 53% of students who start college at Portland State University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

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Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Portland State University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

What Classes Are Required At Portland State University?

Portland State University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a language requirement, but there is no math or science requirement.

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math No
Science No
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Portland State University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Portland State University

When choosing a major, Portland State University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Portland State University. Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed. Portland State University false.Portland State University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.


Frequently Asked Questions About Portland State University


Does Portland State University Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ Portland State University does offer services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Portland State University Offer Online Classes?

✅ Portland State University true for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Portland State University Offer Credit for AP Classes?

🟨 Portland State University may offer credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Check with the school directly for any information on AP transfer credit.

Does Portland State University Have An Honors Program?

✅ Portland State University true for highly-qualified applicants. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Portland State University.

Does Portland State University Require Internships?

🟨 Portland State University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


Additional Information About Portland State University


Portland State University Library

The main library on campus is the Branford P. Millar Library and there is one other library on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Portland State University

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

Portland State University does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

ROTC

What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does Portland State University have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Portland State University has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Portland State University include:

•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus

•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

21,609

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

93%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,315

Out-of-State

$28,215

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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