Portland State University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Portland, OR

$9,579

Avg in-state tuition

$28,410

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Portland State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Portland State University is a large public university located on an urban campus in Portland, Oregon. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 25,321, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 96%. The university offers 82 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 48%, and a student-faculty ratio of 21:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $9,579, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $28,410.

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Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

96% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1000-1220

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 18-24

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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25k

Students Enrolled

34%

Online Student Enrollment

21:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

White

51%

Hispanic

15%

Unknown

8%

Asian

8%

Two or more races

6%

Non-U.S. Citizen

6%

Black

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

1%

Female student population

56%

Socio-economic diversity

51% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

7

Total Online Enrollment

8,671

Student Location Breakout

34% 66%

Percent of Programs Online

97% On-campus

3% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Not offered

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's 1% online

Graduate Certificate 6% online

Master's 3% online

Doctorate Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

51%

State Grant Aid

36%

Institution Grant Aid

53%

Pell Grant

51%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,710
State Grant Aid $2,989
Institution Grant Aid $3,478
Pell Grant Aid $4,441

Financial Outlook

$38k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$22k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.