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One of the nation's most innovative universities.—U.S. News & World Report
Oregon's most affordable research university.—Best Value Schools
One of the nation's most diverse universities.—Niche
Only in Honors
As an Honors student at PSU, you have all the benefits of a small liberal arts college embedded in Oregon’s only urban public research university. Our unique focus on the city of Portland, Oregon opens unmatched opportunities for research, creativity, and academic exploration.
We welcome students from all academic majors and diverse ethnic, social and economic backgrounds, including many transfer students.
First Generation College Students
from Diverse Ethnic & Racial Backgrounds
Average High School GPA
Honors Laurels Scholarship
Students who apply to Portland State University and the Honors College by December 1 are automatically considered for the $3,000 Honors Laurels Scholarship.
Honors students can live together in Stephen Epler Hall in the Honors Living Learning Community. Honors classrooms and the Honors Commons (a student lounge reserved for Honors students) are on the ground floor of Epler Hall.