Portland State University

United States of America

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Portland State University History

Portland State University also known as PSU is an American university located in Portland, Oregon. The university was established in 1946 for World War 2 veterans and was granted university status in 1969. The university has gradually evolved to enroll over 28,000 students and employs 2000 plus staff.

Portland State University Programs, Courses, and Schools

Portland State University comprises of 9 academic units offering a wide range of graduate and undergraduate programs. The units include Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Public Health, Engineering, and Computer Science, Arts, Urban, and Public Affairs, and Social Work.

Portland State University offers a number of subjects as specializations including, Geology, History, Political Science, Food Industry Management, Accounting, Psychology, Educational Leadership, Counselling, Applied Health and Fitness, Marketing, Logistics, Film Studies, Arts, Music, and Speech and Hearing Sciences to name a few. 

Portland State University Campuses

Portland State University has an urban campus spread over an area of 20 hectares located close to the city of Portland in Oregon. The university campus houses all the faculties and administrative buildings and is well connected to the rest of the city with efficient public transport options. The university campus offers clean and green surroundings that enable students to socialize, relax, and study. 

Portland State University offers a range of services to students such as libraries, computer labs, student unions and clubs, associations, health and career service, and a dedicated international student desk. The campus also offers accommodation, shops, restaurants, cafes, and sports facilities.

Portland State University Achievements

Portland State University is ranked amongst the top 800 universities in the country by Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings and Wall Street Journal. Forbes Magazine ranks the university 542nd in the country for its quality education and infrastructure.

 Portland State University is also ranked amongst the top 300 universities in America by US News and World Report whereas the Washington Monthly ranks it 165th. Globally, the university appears in 601-800 bracket of the Times Higher Education rankings. 

Portland State University USP

Portland State University has an acceptance rate of 66% which makes the university an averagely selective institution. There is a number of scholarships and grants on offer to assist students with tuition fee costs, course material, and living.

Portland State University lays high emphasis on research and development activities and is categorized as an institution with high research activity by Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. 

Portland State University Notable Alumni

Courtney Love (American Singer-Songwriter), Mike Richardson (American Publisher), Holly Madison (Model), and Mark Dacascos (American Actor). 





Portland State University Programs

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Portland State University Cost of studies


Bachelors: $20,300

Masters: $22,400?

Fees vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Portland State University Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Winter: December 1

Spring: March 1

Summer: May 1

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

Portland State University Rankings


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1001 -1200
801 -900
801 -1000
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United States of America
293 -381
US News
182 -192
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