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Portland State University

2,037 reviews
  1. Portland, OR
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C
Portland State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
724 SW Harrison
Portland, OR 97201
Website

Portland State University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Range
900-1160
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$12,772/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,509/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,953/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,830/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,845/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,497/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.91 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.91 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.90 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,561Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
34%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 54 responses
  • All types of people
    44%
  • Average
    11%
  • Environmentalists
    6%
  • Open-minded
    4%
  • The people are the most diverse I've ever seen
    30%
  • White
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
1%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.122 responses
Poll
1%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.173 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
  • A very white school
    2%
  • Big and innefectual
    2%
  • Diverse, progressive, enviornmentally friendly,
    65%
  • Environmentally Friendly
    17%
  • Full of hippies (in a good way)
    4%
  • Progressive
    10%

After Portland State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.46 responses

Reviews

2,037 reviews
  • Excellent
    319
  • Very Good
    749
  • Average
    729
  • Poor
    173
  • Terrible
    67
I love what I have studied so far and am eager to take more career focused and major focused classes. They don't offer speech and hearing sciences for undergrads, so because of that, I might have to transfer schools at one point, which makes me super sad. I have to get a year in of speech and hearing sciences, since I want to become a speech pathologist.
  • College Sophomore
  • 24 days ago
Like I said, I didn't live on campus in the dorms and I worked full time, so my college experience was wasn't as complete as it could have been. But from what I was able to be part of was, I loved every moment of it, and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.
  • College Sophomore
  • 24 days ago
I love Portland State. I feel like it's been a great pick for me because I've had great experiences with classmates and professors. I'm not living on campus, so I haven't had the full college experience, but it's been great either way. I love it!
  • College Sophomore
  • 24 days ago