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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
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  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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University of Portland is a highly rated private, Catholic university located in Portland, Oregon. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,702 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the University of Portland acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 81% of students, University of Portland alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $53,800.
5000 N Willamette Blvd
Portland, OR 97203
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
West Coast Conference

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.

UP Admissions

Acceptance Rate
75%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1150-1350
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$36,051/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$25,633/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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.63 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,702Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
85
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
  • Driven
    36%
  • White
    26%
  • Focused
    18%
  • Friendly
    13%
  • Outgoing
    5%
  • Genuine
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life.65 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.89 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
  • Small and easy to get around on campus.
    57%
  • Home
    20%
  • Incredible community
    9%
  • Just like high school
    7%
  • Boring
    2%
  • Fun
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
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Overall, I have really enjoyed my experience with University of Portland so far. I love the campus, the community, and the many different opportunities for students as well!
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I loved my experience with the University of Portland. Professors caring and without a doubt deeply passionate. The campus itself is also undeniably beautiful. However, I dislike the administration. They lack transparency as well as diversity and it is felt throughout the fabric of the campus.
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.