University of Portland

5000 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, OR
Christian college

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University of Portland is a comprehensive Catholic university grounded in the liberal arts. We are a small school with robust, tight-knit community. We offer 40+ different majors and minors through our College of Arts and Sciences, Pamplin School of Business, School of Education, Shiley School of Engineering, and School of Nursing. UP prepares you for a successful and meaningful career in one of our academic programs. UP graduates are creative, effective leaders and ethical decision makers sought by the nation's top companies and graduate schools. UP is known as one of the top ten universities in the West, ranked second in the 2021 US News and World Report rankings. With a focus on educating hearts and minds, University of Portland helps students to lead both successful personal and professional lives.

Questions and Answers about University of Portland

TriQuang N.
8 months ago
How does University of Portland support its students who are commuting from home to school?
Rebekah C.
9 months ago
Is University of Portland on campus housing like typical dorms where one floor shares amenities such as a kitchen and bathroom, or are they more apartment-styled?
University of Portland
Hi Rebekah! Our dorms are traditionally styled. The typical room is a double, which comes with two beds, two desks, chairs, wardrobes, closets, and one sink. There are shared kitchens, bathrooms, and communal spaces. We have upper classmen apartment style housing. If you would like to explore our dorms, you can do so at this link: Here is a fun video to explore too: Please reach out if you have any other questions!
Charlotte S.
9 months ago
Are non-theater majors allowed to participate in productions?
University of Portland
Hi Charlotte! Yes, any major is welcome to participate in productions on campus. Here is a link to learn more about our theater department on campus:
Elizabeth V.
9 months ago
What is the average cost of attendance for University of Portland?
University of Portland
Hi! Here is a link for the breakdown of the cost of attendance at UP: To understand your true cost of attendance at UP I recommend applying first to see if you qualify for any merit-based scholarships and then applying for the FAFSA. Filling out the FAFSA will give you your complete financial aid package for UP. This package can include additional scholarships, grants, and loans that UP or the government can offer you. This will give you the best understanding of cost of attendance!
Elizabeth V.
9 months ago
What are the different clubs available at University of Portland?
University of Portland
We offer over 100 different clubs on campus, including Academic Clubs, Diversity-Related and Cultural Clubs, Sports Clubs, Special Interest Clubs, and ROTC Clubs. There are lots of ways to get involved! Here is the link to explore our clubs at UP:
Elizabeth V.
10 months ago
If a student lives on University of Portland campus, do they need to have a meal plan as well?
University of Portland
Hi Elizabeth! Yes, if you live on campus students are required to have meal plans. We offer meal plans that are on a point system vs a swipe system. Basically 1 point = 1 dollar equivalent. Here is a link to learn more about Residence Life and meal plans at UP:
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Majors offered at University of Portland

Biggest majors
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Biology, General
Psychology, General

Academics at University of Portland

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Less Selective (75% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for University of Portland Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
University of Portland Students18%9%50%31%2%3%4%
All College Students11%21%39%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
University of Portland Students
< 6% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for University of Portland students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer93k
Software Developer89k
Mechanical Engineer77k
Marketing Manager77k
Project Engineer71k
Financial Analyst66k
Data Analyst61k
Based on 3,283 student responses
60.2kAvg. Early Career Pay
106.3kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
53%in High-Meaning careers
28%in STEM careers

Net price of attending University of Portland

University of Portland financial aid

Grants per year