Portland State University Rankings

PSU ranked one of the nation's most innovative universities

For four years in a row, U.S. News & World Report has named Portland State among the nation’s Most Innovative Schools.

PSU was recognized for its investment in affordability and access, its collaborations with business, civic, and research institutions, and its tradition of sending students into the community to work, study and volunteer.

In U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2019 most innovative rankings, PSU tied with Case Western Reserve University, Georgetown University, University of Pennsylvania and University of Virginia and ranked higher than Texas A&M, University of Washington and Vanderbilt University.

Our reputation for excellence doesn’t end there.

We are known nationally for our commitment to sustainability and academic expertise in fields such as urban and public affairs. Those strengths are reflected in high national rankings for our graduate programs.

Thanks in large part to our pioneering University Studies program, we are a College of Distinction, a recognition given to the best schools for students to learn, grow and succeed.

And we are proud to earn consistently high marks for being LGBTQ-friendly, bicycle-friendly and environmentally-friendly by the organizations that care most about those issues.

Check out all of our rankings, and we think you’ll be proud, too.

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