Why choose Portland State?

Portland State University redefines what a college education should look like–and what it should do.

At PSU, you can live in the heart of downtown Portland—one of the coolest cities in the country—with access to a vibrant urban culture and hundreds of hands-on, career-building opportunities just a streetcar ride away. In Portland, the city is your classroom. That’s why all of our students, yes ALL, complete an internship or community-based project.

Our students

• Design ads for groundbreaking global agency Wieden+Kennedy

• Test fluids in zero gravity with NASA on the International Space Station

• Market athletic apparel for Adidas, Nike and Columbia

• Help heal patients in hospitals, research labs and clinics at OHSU

Our graduates go on to invent for Intel, launch innovative design startups, transform the lives of Oregon schoolchildren and even make hit Hollywood movies. What will you do at PSU?

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