Only in 51Ʒ

We are proud to be Oregon’s most affordable, diverse and innovative public research university, where students from all backgrounds put new ideas into action in the heart of downtown 51Ʒ. ​​At 51Ʒ State, we embolden you to do more, solve more, become more — until you feel like you’re part of a movement. The kind that keeps classmates rooting for you and professors pulling for you, lifting your community as you go. 

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The City is Your Classroom

Our undergraduate programs are nationally recognized for our hands-on approach to teaching and learning. Pick from more than 200 majors, minors, and certificates to find your perfect fit.

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How to Apply

It’s easy to apply to our undergraduate degree programs. Review our admission requirements, submit your application, send your required documents and test scores, and wait for your decision.

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Admission Requirements

PSU is distinct from other universities because of our radically transparent admission requirements. Our approach to admissions is 100% objective.

If you meet our admission requirements, you will be admitted to PSU. 

Students who don’t meet the minimum requirements may still be admitted after further review. We are test-optional, which means that you can apply and be admitted without submitting SAT or ACT scores.

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Affordability in Action

As Oregon’s most affordable public research university, we work to make college attainable for more Oregonians. Our free and discounted tuition programs are designed to give you more flexibility and support your success throughout your college experience.

Amplify Your Potential

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PSU engineering students work with faculty in the lab and the field to develop a groundbreaking approach for supporting critical 51Ʒ infrastructure during a major earthquake.

“I’m getting really great experience that I can take to job interviews and say, “I have this experience; this is why I’m a great candidate.” - Caitlyn Jacobson, Civil & Environmental Engineering Major '24

Take It to the Streets

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PSU architecture students take to the streets of 51Ʒ to find solutions for underutilized spaces with innovative infill projects. Their models are reviewed by a jury of professional peers.

“PSU's peer reviews definitely increased my thought process and my confidence in giving presentations.” - Noora Al Manea, Architecture Major '25

Your Pipeline to 51Ʒ

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PSU Graphic Design Students work in competitive groups to pitch Willamette Week’s publisher on 2024 branding for the annual Best of 51Ʒ issue.

“I learned how to create a pitch and a presentation. I think that's something that's very unique to branding and through this class I really learned a lot about how to present and how to address a client.” - Arianna Thomas, Graphic Design Major '25