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Portland State University

Portland, OR


  • Type
    4-year • Public
  • Campus Life
    Large • Urban
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Portland State University is a large, 4-year, public university. This coed college is located in a large city in an urban setting and is primarily a commuter campus. It offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

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Whether your goal is to earn your bachelor's degree and enter the workforce or enroll in graduate school, Portland State University can help you get there. With more than 200 degree programs and 500 community partnerships, Portland State offers world-class research opportunities and deep connections to employers. With 100% of our students completing an internship or community-based project, you will find yourself putting theory into practice, as PSU prepares you for the real world. PSU is ranked the most innovative university in Oregon. This is in great part because of our unique general education program, University Studies. Through this program you will choose thematic classes that will allow you to not only connect with your field of study but also with the community you live in. Extending through all four years, you will gain skills for both academic and life success. Location matters. Portland ranks as one of the best places to live (U.S.News and World Report) and one of the best places to start a business or career (Forbes). Based on location alone, PSU is uniquely situated to help you succeed both during and after college. As Oregon's most diverse public university, we strive to make every student well included and welcomed. Almost half of all PSU students identify as coming from a diverse ethnic background. To support our students, the university has dedicated staff and resources to build an entire suite of support services dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion. These offices provide social events, academic support, legal services, advocacy, and opportunities for community engagement. Moreover, we pride ourselves on being named one of the top LGBTQ- friendly colleges in the U.S. (College Consensus). PSU is committed to offering a high quality education at an affordable price. We keep our tuition as low as possible and offer a full range of financial aid, including scholarships such as Four Years Free, Transfer Finish Free and the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE). PSU is committed to offering a high quality education at an affordable cost, helping you graduate with as little debt as possible.

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