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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
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  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 3,792 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the University of Portland acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 82% of students, University of Portland alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $53,800.
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
70%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1140-1320
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$33,327/ 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
    $24,469/ year
  • $30-48k
    $27,530/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,551/ year
  • $76-110k
    $34,201/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,430/ 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
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.60 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,792Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
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  • Driven
    36%
  • White
    23%
  • Focused
    18%
  • Friendly
    10%
  • Lured in with scholarships
    8%
  • Genuine
    3%
  • Outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life.62 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.86 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Small and easy to get around on campus.
    52%
  • Home
    21%
  • Just like high school
    10%
  • Incredible community
    7%
  • Limited majors
    5%
  • Boring
    2%
  • Fun
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
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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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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University of Portland has excellent professors. Each professor is committed to teaching first, and classes are never taught by TAs. University of Portland also gives students real-life experience as undergraduates, from education majors teaching in classrooms in the Portland area, to nursing students doing hospital clinical, and conducting students running their own ensembles. University of Portland also offers a year-long study abroad program in Salzburg, Austria. You can immerse yourself in Austrian culture for nine months and expand your knowledge of Austrian history and the German language.
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.