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Portland State University in Oregon Video Review

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Portland State University is located in Portland, Oregon. The most popular undergraduate majors are business, social sciences, physical sciences, psychology and liberal arts and sciences. Portland State University offers bachelors, masters and doctorate degree programs.

Portland State University is the largest postsecondary institution in Oregon. A public school, it is ranked among the fourth tier on the America's Best Colleges list. New facilities and increased vigor in the curriculum have helped the school to earn a reputation for emerging engineering and science programs. Other strong academic areas at Portland State include business, social sciences and the arts.

Once known primarily as a commuter campus, Portland State has in recent years expanded its residence offerings and on-site research facilities. There are also now more than 100 campus organizations offering a wide variety of activities. The university is set in a progressive region and features a diverse student body very much interested in the political life of the nation. Portland is an ideal backdrop given its many community organizations committed to responsible public policy and social change.

Portland State University offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs through seven schools and colleges. Popular majors among undergraduate students include business, social sciences, physical sciences, psychology and liberal arts and sciences.

Portland State is home to nearly 18,000 undergraduate students. One of the 'less selective' schools in the nation, the university has a freshman acceptance rate of 91 percent. Incoming students have a grade-point average of 3.3 and typically score in the 920 to 1180 range on the SAT and the 18 to 25 range on the ACT.

-statistics compiled by U.S. News and World Report in its annual list 'America's Best Colleges.'

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