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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
University of Portland is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Portland, Oregon. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,708 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the University of Portland acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 82% of students, University of Portland alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $50,700.
About University of Portland...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
West Coast Conference
Address
5000 N Willamette Blvd
Portland, OR 97203
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University of Portland Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1080-1300
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$31,736/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,682/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,038/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,681/ year
  • $76-110k
    $34,092/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,542/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.49 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,708Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Driven
    40%
  • White
    23%
  • Focused
    20%
  • Friendly
    11%
  • Genuine
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life.58 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Small and easy to get around on campus.
    58%
  • Home
    24%
  • Incredible community
    8%
  • Just like high school
    5%
  • Boring
    3%
  • Fun
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
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University of Portland Reviews

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I have loved my UP experience so far! My roommate and all the peers I have run into are decent people, if not really nice and friendly. Campus is small, which Is a bit of a personal negative, but it’s gorgeous and most of the time I am really thankful it’s so quick to get around. My professors have been friendly, genuinely passionate about their subjects and invested in my progress. The food is AMAZING for campus food - It regularly changes and encompasses different ethnic foods.
For the School of Education specifically, I can say the advisors are quirky and fun and up for casual check ins and in prompt to drop ins from their advisees. No where is perfect but I honestly can say I wouldn’t have chosen anywhere else.
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The University of Portland has vibrant campus life, tries its best to be inclusive, has a good student to professor ratio, decent on-campus dining, and a great location, but administration could work on its awareness and addressing of social and political issues that affect its students. Academics here are fantastic because class sizes are relatively small, making it easy to build a relationship with professors and excel in courses. Also, there is a wide selection of clubs and extracurricular activities. The school is working on creating more diversity in every possible way, although it is not as diverse as some other small private universities. Overall, most students thrive at this school socially and academically.
The university is very self absorbed with it's image. There is very little partying that happens. If you do, you will most likely get written up. Public safety shuts down any large parties. There's also no football only soccer and basketball are big and I've tried and tired but just can't even enjoy watching it. Coming from a college preparatory program, I have learned absolutely nothing in my first semester here. That's probably par for the course though. The food is average but lacks healthy options and overloads you with carbohydrates. The university refuses to change food providers. The dorms are relatively nice and have all the amenities. They are renovated relatively often. The professors care about you and there's sense of community. The campus is absolutely beautiful though.
Overall: If want to party and like football; this isn't the place for you. If you are a good Catholic kid and want to remain that way and just stick your nose in your books; you'll love it here.