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Portland State University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Portland State University

Portland State University

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Portland State University Description:

Portland State University is public university located on a 49-acre campus in downtown Portland, Oregon. The school was established in 1946 to accommodate veterans returning from World War II, and it has since grown into a large master's and doctoral degree granting institution. At the undergraduate level, Portland State students can choose from 99 bachelor's degree programs. Popular majors span professional fields, the sciences, social sciences and humanities. The university has a 22 to 1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the Portland State Vikings compete in the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference for most sports.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 28,287 (22,770 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 64% Full-time

Scholarships for Portland State (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,653 (in-state); $22,863 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $2,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,950
  • Other Expenses: $3,200
  • Total Cost: $22,803 (in-state); $38,013 (out-of-state)

Portland State University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 78%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 64%
    • Loans: 53%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,609
    • Loans: $5,721

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, English, Liberal Studies, Marketing, Psychology, Social Sciences

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 8%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 16%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 42%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Portland State University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.pdx.edu/mission.html

"The mission of Portland State University is to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural and economic qualities of urban life by providing access throughout the life span to a quality liberal education for undergraduates and an appropriate array of professional and graduate programs especially relevant to metropolitan areas. The University conducts research and community service that support a high quality educational environment and reflect issues important to the region. It actively promotes the development of a network of educational institutions to serve the community."

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