Portland State University is more than Portland, Oregon's public research university. The university's innovative approach combines education with creative problem-solving and collaboration for maximum impact.
PSU is home to more than 26,000 students, with 35 percent from diverse backgrounds. With more than 200 degree programs to choose from, PSU is Oregon's most diverse, innovative, and affordable research university. Students benefit from a student-to-faculty ratio of 18:1 and an average class size of 30 students.
Portland State University is located in Portland, Oregon, in the northwestern United States. PSU ranks as one of the nation's most innovative universities (U.S. News & World Report). Other awards include:
- Most affordable research university in Oregon (Best Value Schools)
- One of the nation's most diverse universities (Niche)
- Top 10 most LGBTQ-friendly campuses (Campus Pride Index)
- Number one for social mobility in Oregon (U.S. News & World Report)
- One of the nation's top 50 green colleges (The Princeton Review)
- Top ten colleges for somewhere to make a difference in the climate crisis (CollegeMagazine.com)
The university ranks #5 in the U.S. for service learning (U.S. News & World Report). In order to graduate, 100% of students complete a community-based project or internship.
Campus facilities include the student health and counselling center, 11 cultural and resource centers, and financial services. The campus has food carts, tree-lined park blocks, live music events, 200 student groups and is located in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon.
From PSU's 50-acre campus, students can walk to internships, bike along the Willamette River, and catch a city streetcar for free. Portland is full of coffee shops, bicycle paths, microbreweries, parks, galleries, markets, and performance venues. Students can easily reach the Columbia River Gorge, the Pacific Ocean, Mount Hood, and Willamette Valley too.