Why Choose PSU

At Portland State University, change isn’t a maybe. It’s a must. We are proud to be Oregon’s most diverse, affordable and innovative public urban research university. On our campus in the heart of downtown Portland, we embolden you to chart your own path to a better tomorrow. And we give you all the support, connections and experiences you need to get there. Because we believe every time your success inspires others, you change the world. 

Education that Matters

Students First 

At PSU, caring faculty and staff connect you to the support you need to achieve your goals. We are committed to making your degree affordable, your student life enjoyable and your academic experience excellent. We do everything we can to help you experience the transformative power of a PSU education. 

 

Ensuring the Best Value

PSU gives you a valuable education at an affordable cost. We do this by keeping our tuition as low as possible and offering free tuition to eligible students. Our graduates go on to rewarding careers at Intel, Nike, OHSU, Daimler, Amazon, Google, Adidas, Columbia Sportswear, and more. Find out where your PSU degree can take you. 

Students working with plants in a green house.

Learn Like Nowhere Else

Our urban campus, hands-on learning, and creative thinking spark curiosity