Portland State University

Home of the Vikings

About PSU

  • Located in Portland, Oregon
  • Provides masters degree in civil engineering
  • Cost for four years in PSU: $20,796
  • Admits students with: high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, and take the SAT or ACT with a score of at leat 920
  • Large sized school; 28,076 students, 21 to one student to faculty ratio

Fun Things to Do Near PSU

  • Mt. Hood
  • Keller Auditorium
  • Portland Farmer's Market
  • the Old Church
  • Portland Art Museum
  • South Park Blocks
  • Powell's City of Books
  • Sea to Summit Tours and Adventures
  • International Rose Test Garden
  • Portland Japanese Garden
  • Spa Sasse


  • Spring/ Summer- 57 to 81 degrees
  • Fall/ Winter- 76 to 47 degrees
4 Inches of Annual Snowfall
35.98 Inches of Annual Rainfall


  • Pacific Ocean
  • Willamette River Valley
  • Columbia River
  • 173 ft Above Sea Level

How Am I Paying For College?

I plan to pay for this college by:
  • Getting a job and saving up
  • Applying for scholarships
The scholarships I intend to apply for are:
  • Scholarship America
  • FINAID Nationwide Scholarship Search

So what do i do during school to prepare?

During my high school years, I intend to:
  • maintain a GPA of 3.0
  • take classes with college credit for PSU
  • take classes in drafting and engineering