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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 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 34 responses
Report
  • Driven
    41%
  • White
    24%
  • Focused
    21%
  • Friendly
    12%
  • Genuine
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life.57 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.81 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Small and easy to get around on campus.
    59%
  • Home
    24%
  • Incredible community
    8%
  • Just like high school
    5%
  • 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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Do not go to University of Portland if you are looking for an equitable and diverse space to learn!! I made a few friends during my couple years there, but for the most part I felt isolated as someone that didn't grow up with money, at a private school, or with the assumption that I would attend a nice university. It seemed that everyone I met had a secure family life and were just then getting their first job.
UP is catching on that "diversity" is going to make them a more likable university, but it's still run by wealthy white men. Additionally, I never had a professor of color at UP. Two of my professors were amazing, but the rest were either average, awful, or all about girl-power-white-feminism.
There ARE good things at UP. Campus is beautiful (and being constantly watered.) However, it's an expensive private Catholic university, what do you expect?
One last thing: don't get me started on UP's support of rapists. Yikes.
UP is what you'd expect of a private Catholic University in one of the least diverse major cities in the U.S. Being a smaller school with Catholic teachings that influence the rules and a hyperactive Public Safety, there's virtually no party scene. Academics is likely UPs most admirable forte; smaller class sizes, very good professors, and a million different academic resources make sure that you can get any assistance you need with your schooling. The campus dinning is controlled by one company alone, and one which makes healthy and tasty food with lots of organic ingredients, but falls short in nearly every other category of food service. The prices are consistently about twice as high as any other University, making it far too expensive for a good portion of the student body. The hours of operation are unreasonable and annoying. The menus don't stay consistent and when you're paying too much for their food, you should at least be able to get what you want.