University of Portland

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School Overview

Founded in 1901 and directly affiliated with the Congregation of Holy Cross, the University of Portland is a Catholic university located in Portland, Oregon, and is the sister school to the University of Notre Dame. The University of Portland has a student body of about 3,600 and is well known for its women’s soccer program. The university’s campus resides in the University Park area and overlooks the Willamette River. It is a comprehensive university that consists of a graduate school and a college of arts and sciences, as well as schools of nursing, engineering, education, and business. With an annual economic impact of around $170 million, the University of Portland is one of the largest corporations in the North Portland area. The university has an alma mater of more than 13,000 in the Portland area.

The University of Portland offers multiple areas of study through, the School of Nursing, the School of Engineering, the School of Education, the School of Business, and the College of Arts & Sciences. The undergraduate student population seems to favor, Spanish, Biology, Finance, Nursing, Elementary Education, and Psychology as their majors; but with five divisions of study, there are many majors to choose from.

General Information

Admission Office

5000 North Willamette Boulevard

Portland, OR 97203-5798

(503) 943-7147

(888) 627-5601

Fax: (503) 943-7315



Contact: Jason McDonald

Dean of Admissions
Main Address

5000 North Willamette Boulevard

Portland, OR 97203-5798

(503) 943-8000

www.up.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 3,041

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 794

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,997

Graduate enrollment: 620

Setting

Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 79%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 86%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Theatre Arts Management B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Organizational Communication B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B

Education

Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B

Engineering

Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Environmental Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Portland Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (503) 943-8000
Website: https://www.up.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://www.uportland.org/freshman/
Address: 5000 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, OR 97203-5798
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,280
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 82%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 4,266 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $45,904
Out-of-state Tuition: $45,904
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $25,142

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Portland Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Portland.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 163
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 22
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 622
Engineering 33
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 16
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 21
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 3
Theology and Religious Vocations 11
Visual and Performing Arts 22
Grand total 73820

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Portland and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $45,904
Out-of-state $45,904
Books and supplies $750

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $22,914
Out-of-state $22,914

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 990 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 990 99% $25,142
Student loan aid 500 50% $7,313

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,788 98% $24,758
Federal student loans 1,734 45% $7,038

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Portland. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Portland students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 10,666 3,576 7,090
Percent admitted 100% 76% 75%
Percent admitted who enrolled 9% 11% 9%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Portland Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 4,280
Undergraduate enrollment 3,787
Graduate enrollment 493

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Portland Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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