Study at Portland State UniversityFounded in 1946, Portland State University is a public urban university. It came to be known as "the college that wouldn't die" because it refused to close after the Vanport Flood of 1948. The university provides undergraduate and graduate degree courses. Schools and colleges at PSU are the following:
The athletics teams of Portland State University are known as the Portland State Vikings. The official colors are forest green and white. The mascot is a Viking. PSU won the NCAA National Division II Championships in women's volleyball and wrestling. Among the notable alumni of the school are Jean M Auel, author of "The Clan and the Cave Bear, " Chief Justice of Oregon Supreme Court Paul de Muniz, and Miss America 2002 Katie Harman.
- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Graduate School of Education
- Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science
- School of Business Administration
- School of Fine and Performing Arts
- School of Social Work College of Urban and Public Affairs
Profile of Portland State University
The main campus of Portland State is in Portland, OR (a large city). The school is a public school. Portland State offers degrees up to the Doctoral degree.
Portland State Selectivity
The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 460 to 590. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 460 or more.
The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.
In 2007, Portland State had 24, 963 enrolled students.
Many students are part-timers. Student athletes at Portland State belong to the Big Sky Conference for major sports.
Portland State Programs and Degrees
|General Category||Degrees||Most Common Majors |
|Liberal Arts||1, 291||social services, liberal arts and sciences, English, sociology, history, creative writing, geography, economics, . . . |
|Education and Teaching||1, 147||elementary school teaching, education, secondary teaching, curriculum and instruction, special ed, educational administration, middle school teaching, ESL instruction, . . . |
|Business and Management||924||business management, accounting, finance, marketing, international business, human resources, MIS, logistics, . . . |
|Family and Social Work||339||social work, public administration, community organization, human development and family studies, foodservice management|
|Science||328||biological and physical sciences, biology, biochemistry, physics, chemistry, geology, hydrology and water resources, geological and earth sciences|
|Engineering||287||electrical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering management, various engineering courses|
|Therapy and Counselling||239||psychology, marriage and family therapy|
|Computer Science and Engineering||124||computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, computer support|
|Medical administration||114||community health, health care administration, public health Education|
|Security and Law Enforcement||84||criminal justice and safety|
|Fine Arts||78||fine arts, art history and criticism, sculpture|
|Architecture and Planning||77||urban planning, architecture|
|Mathematics||72||mathematics, statistics, systems science and theory|
|Medicine||49||public health courses, gerontology, health professions|
|Medical Support and Technology||43||audiology|
|Music||38||music, music performance, conducting|
|Conservation and Resource Management||35||environmental studies, environmental science, natural resources management|
|Religion and Philosophy||26||philosophy|
|Real Estate and Construction Management||13||real estate|
|Drama and Performing Arts||9||drama|
Contact: Portland State
Portland State University
724 SW Harrison
Portland, OR 97201
General Phone: (503) 725-4433
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