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Our Urban Campus

OUR URBAN CAMPUS

students relaxing in Park Blocks

The heartbeat of the city

PSU has been an integral part of downtown Portland, Oregon since the 1950s. From our 50-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 Portland 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

Portland 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.