About Portland State University
Portland State University (PSU) is Oregon's largest and fastest-growing public university. The university is made up of seven colleges and schools:
PSU is a culturally rich, ethnically diverse, urban university, offering more than 120 areas of study.
Great City, Great University, Great Location!
Portland State University is ideally located in the heart of beautiful downtown Portland.
The PSU campus contains 41 buildings in a 49-acre area. The city of Portland's 153-year-old, tree-lined South Park Blocks run through the center of campus, connecting the university to the city's Cultural District: Oregon History Center, Portland Art Museum, and Portland Center for the Performing Arts.
The recently built Portland Streetcar loops through the campus, stopping at the doorsteps of the School of Urban and Public Affairs, the PSU Bookstore, and the Extended Studies Building. Portland's award-winning public transportation system, TriMet, plays a vital role for the university, bringing students and visitors to the campus daily.
Behind the university are the West Hills of Portland, which include Forest Park (the largest urban park in the United States), the Oregon Zoo, the International Rose Test Garden, the Japanese Garden, and residential homes with spectacular views of downtown and Mt. Hood.