Portland State University Men's Football


  • Top 17% in men's football in Division I - FCS for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 66% for spending per athlete in men's football in Division I - FCS
  • 69% in men's football in Division I - FCS for ACT score
  • 62% in men's football in Division I - FCS for SAT score
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Meet Dave

Director of Experiential Education

Dave Payne heads Sparks' experiential education division - namely, sport camps across the US and in Europe and New Zealand. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Education and a M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego and is a former collegiate athlete and high school head coach. He has worked at Sparks since 2011; Dave's passion is synthesizing athletic environments that encourage holistic growth.

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Academic Information

Undergraduate Population:
Tuition Category:
In-state, On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
19 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Large
Less Selective
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
Transfer Out Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Married
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Cooperative
  • Frat Sorority
  • Other
  • International Student
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
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Financial Aid:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Psychology, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture 63
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies 2
Women's Studies 24
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 20
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 147
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 134
Business Administration and Management, General 102
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 32
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other 1
Finance, General 103
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 90
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 89
Management Information Systems, General 1
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 126
Real Estate 6
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 147
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science 80
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 0
Civil Engineering, General 60
Computer Engineering, General 18
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 38
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 13
Mechanical Engineering 77
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 126
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other 75
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature 4
Chinese Language and Literature 1
French Language and Literature 9
German Language and Literature 5
Japanese Language and Literature 13
Linguistics 48
Russian Language and Literature 5
Spanish Language and Literature 40
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist 75
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 155
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 7
Public Health, Other 96
History, General 62
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 196
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 256
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 42
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences 128
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 0
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 24
Environmental Studies 36
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 31
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 16
Geology/Earth Science, General 20
Physics, General 13
Psychology, General 326
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy 39
Social Work 48
Social Sciences
Anthropology 53
Economics, General 73
Geography 25
International Relations and Affairs 45
Political Science and Government, General 67
Social Sciences, General 261
Sociology 79
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 10
Art/Art Studies, General 5
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 9
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 41
Fine/Studio Arts, General 80
Graphic Design 63
Music Performance, General 9
Music Theory and Composition 5
Music, General 10
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 1
Sculpture 0
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 8
Voice and Opera 3

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