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Portland State University

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Description of Portland State University

  • Year of foundation: 1946
  • Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Number of students: 27670 people
  • Age of students: 17+
  • Type of study: State University.

Portland State University is a state research university in Portland, Oregon. It was founded in 1946 as an institution of higher education for veterans of the Second World War and over the next two decades turned into a four-year college and received university status as early as 1969. It is the only state urban university in the state of Oregon, located in the state capital and governed by a board of trustees. The university belongs to the category R2 - the doctoral university (the highest level of research activities on the classification of Carnegie universities).

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Portland State University

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

Portland State University offers accommodation on campus in comfortable dormitories of various formats:

  • Standard double rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen
  • Limited number of rooms for one
  • Rooms with kitchen and bathroom
  • Apartments for family living.

The price includes rent, utilities, local telephone, high-speed Internet and, in some cases, cable television. Furnished and unfurnished rooms are available. Rooms for first-year students are furnished, a meal plan is included in the price. Family accommodation includes electricity, water, gas and wireless internet.

Accommodation prices for family students:

Type of apartment


Cost per semester with children (flat rate)

Cost per semester with a spouse or partner (double rate)

Cost per month

1 bedroom

550 sq.

$ 3725

$ 4120

$ 1242-1373

550-600 sq.

$ 3810

$ 4210

1270-1403 $

2 bedrooms

720 sq.

$ 4910

$ 5,310

1637-1770 $

Approximate cost of accommodation for students:

type of number




Cost per month


125 sq.



From $ 608


150 sq.



From $ 445


290 sq.

In the room

In the room

From $ 1143


290 sq.

In the room

In the room

From 753 $

Activities Portland State University

Portland State University offers students 10 cultural centers and 150 student clubs that allow them to find a hobby, a favorite thing out of school, to meet like-minded people.

Since 1966, the Outdoor program has been inviting PSU students to spend more time outdoors, offering hiking, walking tours, one-night outings, and other outdoor activities that allow them to experience the wild side of Oregon.

First-year students enter one of seven learning communities, find themselves among peers with similar interests, have constant access to teachers, and interact with them outside the classroom. Each community is staffed by an assistant who provides academic support to students.

There are thematic communities on campus designed to bring together residents with similar interests:

  • Viking - for first-year students who want to get acquainted with the possibilities of the university and the city.
  • STEM provides an opportunity to build a community focused on science, technology, engineering, and math.


  • Portland State University is one of the most innovative universities in the country - US News & World Report. The ratio of students and teachers is 18: 1.
  • Portland State University offers more than 211 curricula, an active student community that allows students to achieve academic success, find new hobbies, find new friends, live and learn in the heart of Portland. PSU graduates get jobs at Intel, Nike, Mercy Corps.
  • Located on the banks of the River Willamette, just 90 minutes from the snow-capped peaks and the Pacific Ocean, Portland is the heart of the metropolitan region with more than 2 million people. Portland also has a variety of cinemas, bookstores, cafes and clubs. Within walking distance of the campus is the Portland Museum of Art, Oregon Historical Society, a concert hall. Outdoor enthusiasts like Forrest Park, the largest urban park in the country with 5,000 acres of hiking, cycling, zoo, public gardens and beautiful forests.

Facilities and equipment at Portland State University

The library has a large number of educational materials, learning spaces, technological devices:

  • Study rooms
  • Presentation rooms
  • Family learning room
  • Spaces for group learning
  • Silent floors for independent work
  • The lab
  • The educational center
  • Writing Center "Avanpost"
  • Reading rooms faculties
  • Computer laboratories and research kiosks
  • Laptops, other equipment
  • Wi-Fi, web printing
  • Print, scan, copy
  • 3D printing.

The university has the necessary sports infrastructure for sports such as:

  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Volleyball.

Admission dates and extra charges

  • Tuition at Portland State University - $ 27,437 / g.
  • Books and supplies - $ 1263 / g.
  • Accommodation and meals - $ 13215 / g.
  • Transportation - $ 1362 / g.
  • Personal expenses - $ 1500 / g.
  • Total - 44777 $ / g.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

Foreign students present a high school diploma / certificate of completion, a university graduate certificate for a university equivalent to a US high school with an aggregate (total) grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.

SAT / ACT college entrance exams are not required, but a low average score can be offset by a SAT or ACT score.

Bachelor's applicants, for whom English is not a native, provide official reports on the delivery of international language exams:

  • IELTS - from 6.0
  • TOEFL - from 527 on paper, from 197 - on computer.

Scholarships Portland State University

The Office of International Student Services (ISS) coordinates the Portland State Fellowship program for international students. Financial assistance for international students is available, but limited.

Portland State University student support opportunities:

  • International Student Scholarship
  • International Cultural Services Program
  • Textbook for undergraduates.

Academic departments award a limited number of benefits to undergraduates and researchers. Masters manuals represent a partial or full reimbursement of tuition fees, a monthly stipend.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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