A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
University of Portland is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
West Coast Conference
Address
5000 N Willamette Blvd
Portland, OR 97203
Website

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
63%
SAT Scores Range
1080-1310
ACT Scores Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Portland

Cost

Net Price
$31,342/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,063/ year
  • $30-48k
    $27,369/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,725/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,963/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,642/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.49 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,609Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Driven
    43%
  • Focused
    23%
  • White
    23%
  • Friendly
    7%
  • Genuine
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life.52 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.76 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Small and easy to get around on campus.
    64%
  • Home
    27%
  • Fun
    3%
  • Incredible community
    3%
  • Just like high school
    3%

After University of Portland

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.29 responses

University of Portland Reviews

817 reviews
All Categories
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.
Review University of Portland
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.
As a freshman as UP, I am truly enjoying my experience. One thing that stands out to me is how tightly knit the community is. Moving almost a 1,000 miles away from home, the great community helped me to not feel so far away from home. I have already made so many amazing friendships. The classes that I am taking are extremely enjoyable. Most of my classes are pretty small and all of the my teachers know who I am, which is great for when I need help. The teachers are so passionate about their works which makes it so much easier to be engaged in what I am learning. In addition to great teachers, there are also many resources on campus to help students if they are struggling, which is great because it makes it that much easier to succeed.