FAST FACTS
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Location:Portland
Setting:Urban
Population:2,000,000
Enrollment:25,681
On Campus:10%
Language:English
Calendar:Quarter
Approximate:
  • Fall 09/30-12/14
  • Winter 01/06-3/22
  • Spring 03/31-6/14

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: 1:1 UNEVEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
1:1 UNEVEN - Host campus accepts students first from campuses that accept its students.

PLAN B: 1:1 EVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
1:1 EVEN - Host campus accepts students first from campuses that accept its students.

Estimated Per Quarter
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$2,598

Estimated Per Quarter
Costs For Room And Meals:
$3,783

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A, PLAN B

Campus Diversity
65%Caucasian
3%African American
8%Hispanic
8%Asian American
2%Native American
6%International
8%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


Campus Is Currently Not Accepting Students

Portland State's 49-acre downtown campus is located in the heart of one of America's most vibrant centers of culture, business and technology. We are recognized throughout the world for programs like Urban Planning, Social Work, and Environmental Studies that directly engage the community, and aim our students towards the creation of a better, more sustainable world.

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Architecture: Architecture

Area Studies: American Studies, Art Studies, Asian/Oriental Studies, Black Studies, Chicano/Mexican American Studies, East Asian Literature/Studies, European Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Hispanic Studies, International Studies, Judaic Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture

Athletics: Exercise Science

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular Biology

Business: Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Supply and Logistics Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Film, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address

Consumer and Family Studies: Family Studies

Criminal Justice: Administration of Justice, Criminal Justice, Criminology

Earth Sciences: Geology, Science

Economics: Economics, International Economics

Education: Childhood Studies

Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: English, Film Studies, Linguistics, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies

Food Science: Food Services Management

Foreign Language: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

General Studies: Arts and Science, Classical Studies, Gender Studies, Liberal Studies, Social Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Community Development, Geography, Real Estate

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Exercise Science, Health Science

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Systems

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Mathematics, Statistics

Performing Arts: Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music/Jazz Studies, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Social Science, Social Work, Sociology, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Speech Pathology and Audiology



Limitations
Art, Business, Computer Science, Engineering and Graphic Design

Notable Academic Programs
Psychology, Biology/Life Science

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Only available at March conference
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 527 paper, 197 computer or 71 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Quarter - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 8/12/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $2,598.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Quarter
  • Plan A: 18
  • Plan B: 16
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Quarter
Figures are current as of 8/12/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee: $135 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

Important Notes: Tuition is higher for differential programs (business, fine and performing arts, engineering, and honors). Consult the NSE coordinator for additional information.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per quarter.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003216

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 8/12/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Quarter
  • Double: $3,783 (includes meals)
  • Per quarter unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus:
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Quarter
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.