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Portland State University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1946
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 17,998
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $34,508,001
Admissions Address

PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751

Website

http://www.pdx.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@pdx.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Agnes Hoffman
Admissions office telephone: (503) 725-3511
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.pdx.edu/admissions/apply.html/ Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab N/A 1
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 2 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives 0 N/A
Total academic units 14 1

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Considered
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Not considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 91%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 91%
Total applicants: 3,160
Total acceptances: 2,869
Total freshman enrollment: 1,493
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,409
Male acceptances: 1,263
Male freshman enrollment: 685
 
Female applicants: 1,751
Female acceptances: 1,606
Female freshman enrollment: 808
Out-of-state freshmen: 20%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 25 percent of high school class: N/A
Top 50 percent of high school class: N/A
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 0%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 93%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 80%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 460 – 600
Math: 460 – 580
Combined: 920 – 1180

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 4.0% 3.0%
600-699 21.0% 18.0%
500-599 39.0% 41.0%
400-499 27.0% 30.0%
300-399 8.0% 7.0%
200-299 1.0% 1.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 16%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 – 25
Math: 18 – 24
Composite: 18 – 25

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 4.0% 6.0% 5.0%
24-29 30.0% 26.0% 27.0%
18-23 50.0% 39.0% 45.0%
12-17 16.0% 26.0% 23.0%
6-11 0.0% 3.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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