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 (without football)
Athletic Conference
West Coast Conference
Address
5000 N Willamette Blvd
Portland, OR 97203

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
62%
SAT Range
1090-1300
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for University of Portland

Cost

Net Price
$31,880/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,636/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,170/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,522/ year
  • $76-110k
    $35,035/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,017/ 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
3,698Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
20%
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
48%
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
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University of Portland Reviews

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There arw numerous amount of things I liked about U of P! I loved how they have a new rec center. I love the feel of college life even though it's a smaller university because it's a religious one. I love how there are so many different clubs there are. I also love the different jobs on campus there is and how you can do your school work during that time. In addition, I love how they have a church on campus so if you want to go to pray and/or go attend you can. What I do not like is how thry have a co-ed dorm on campus. I do not like how they have very low diversity in campus too. I wish there was a lot more diversity on campus. Overall, I gave it 4 stars because it is a great university and I hope I get in next summer!
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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 a great school that offers a wide variety of student activities and clubs. Academics at University of Portland is taken very seriously. Teachers are friendly and will be glad to help you out during office hours and set scheduled meetings. University of Portland is not a party school. Public safety on this campus do a great job of making sure students and guests are always feeling safe. The food here is good; we have a variety of food places around campus. Dorming is a bit expensive but all utilities are included along with great dorm mates. Overall, University of Portland is a great school