University of Portland is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
NCAA Division I-AAA
West Coast Conference
University of Portland Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.49 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mechanical Engineering52 Graduates
Spanish Language and Literature44 Graduates
Civil Engineering43 Graduates
Electrical and Electronics Engineering37 Graduates
Elementary Education32 Graduates
European and Russian Studies29 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.52 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.76 responses
After University of Portland
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses
University of Portland Reviews
Review University of Portland
The University of Portland has fantastic programs like Education, Nursing, Engineering, ect. It has the best Elementary Ed program of all the schools I applied to. The professors are, for the most part, engaging, friendly, and easily accessible. The Ed professors are probably the best. The only downfall to this school is their requirement for students to take Roman Catholic Theology courses every year. It is a deterrent to people of other faiths and atheists. That being said, it has allowed me to see into the minds of people of faith, and while I still find their beliefs and faith to be foolish, I now understand exactly what it is I disagree with. Oddly, this school's stance on alcohol is a lot looser than their stance on pre-marital sex (but I guess that makes since with this being a Catholic university). That means that they do not have free condoms in their health center, which is rather stupid because they are SO against abortion. But they will pay your tuition if you become pregnant and keep the zygot/embryo/fetus full term. So I guess there is that. All in all, this school has many ups and downs, but if you thrive with challenge and enjoy having your buttons pushed, this school is for you! I know I may have made the school seem like a bad place, but it really isn't. I honestly feel like I am getting the best education here, and enjoy it. Plus, I've been hired to teach a class next year for incoming freshman, so I hope to make every one of my students' experiences here better than mine has been.
University of Portland is an amazing college not only for the incredibly supportive faculty and professors but for the overall environment we have. I feel like we are family, we always smile and say hello--even to strangers, small classroom sizes make it easy to make friends and study groups and I love when we are all going crazy cheering on the team at soccer games. Our facilities are also superior to many of the other schools I've ever visited; our cafeteria has fresh, sustainable food, our library has amazing resources and our new gym is truly of high quality and maintained very well. I would also have to say the student government and clubs do an awesome job of providing the students with a great list of events through out the year such as our yearly traditional dances, carnival, concert and various other fun events--there's something cool going on almost every weekend.
I love this school, I can really tell that all of the faculty and staff really want to be here and want to see the students succeed. The programs are top notch, and the professors are all experts in their fields. The facilities are wonderful, though there are complaints typical to college campuses, such as limited food choices and outdated dorm buildings. The location is great, campus always feels safe. Though it is extremely expensive, I feel like attending this school will allow me more opportunities than students get at bigger institutions. I would recommend this school to everyone.