Our downtown campus gives you the chance to apply what you’re learning in internships and community projects. You can choose from more than 120 academic programs, work at leading employers like Nike and Intel, and do research at Oregon’s top-ranked research hospital, OHSU. And, we’re the most affordable public research university in Oregon.
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Become a conduit of progress to the wider world, pioneer bright ideas and challenge norms to blaze a pathway into what's next.
At PSU, you will join a community of explorers, risk-takers and researchers. Use your imagination to create solutions to the world's problems and your voice to make your dreams a reality.
Here, the classroom extends into the city and the globe becomes a canvas.
A place where students partner with the community to engage in actions that address contemporary problems and create real change.
At PSU, we are all different and we are all welcome.
We take care of each other and foster relentless respect helping you to contribute your very best to society.
The U.S. News and World Report ranked PSU as one of the most innovative universities due to our unique programs and areas of study, including University Studies, Transfers Finish Free and Four Years Free and our Honors College.
We are a national College of Distinction, an honor given to the best campuses for students who want to learn, grow and succeed.
Earn while you learn in Portland State University's new pilot program (PSU CO-OP). Students alternate periods of academic study with periods of employment in positions directly related to academic and career interests.
A small, dedicated community of highly motivated students and engaged professors at the only urban-focused honors college in the country. Explore your curriculum through the lens of the culturally rich, ever-evolving city of Portland.
In a lab at Portland State University, graduate student Andrew Glick sets up 40 tiny models of solar panels in a 16-foot-long wind tunnel to simulate a large solar farm.
A Douglas fir named Doug who writes letters to first-and-second graders about the forest. This is one of the dozens of submissions to Canopy Story, an online tree-mapping and storytelling project started by PSU professors Vivek Shandas and Catherine McNeur.
Portland State University is Oregon’s most innovative public research university — and the most affordable.
At PSU, we believe in keeping costs low, so you can graduate on time with as little debt as possible. That means you will pay less for tuition now and have more money for your future.
Rivers running right through. Progressive mindset all around. Plus more bike lanes than Seattle. More coffee than you could drink in a lifetime. And more foodcarts, with museums, shops, books, music and parks than you ever thought possible. You're gonna love it here.
Empower girls at a rock & roll camp. Take a boat up a remote river in Borneo to study climate change. Find cancer cures in a state-of-the-art research lab. Or work with the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services to improve the health of our neighborhood watersheds.
At Portland State University, we build powerful experiences like these into all our academic programs. You’ll go into the city and beyond to find your place and your passion.
Now is your time to start exploring how you'll make a difference in our world.
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