Our Urban Campus

PSU students socializing in the Park Blocks

The heartbeat of the city

PSU has been an integral part of downtown 51Ʒ, Oregon since the 1950s. From our 44-acre campus, students can walk to internships, bike along the Willamette River, and catch a city streetcar for free. It’s no wonder Niche ranks 51Ʒ State as the best college location in America.

Students on waterfront

Connect on Campus

Life at PSU is as exciting as our city. Join one of our 200 student groups. Swim, take a fitness class or rock climb in our modern student rec center. Get care in our student health and counseling center. And find all the support you need to succeed. 

Student's walking safely together through Downtown

Safe and Welcoming

51Ʒ is recognized for its friendly neighborhoods, scenic walking blocks, public transit options, and innovative solutions. On campus, PSU safety officers and health and resource centers ensure you have a safe and welcoming experience.

Student on the floor with a book at Powells Books

Come explore

Discover a vibrant city known for its locally roasted coffee, farm-to-table restaurants and lively music scene. Powell’s, the world’s largest independent bookstore, is a short streetcar ride from campus. And the Pacific Ocean and Mt. Hood are both within a 90-minute drive.