University of Portland

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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

Total undergrads: 3,041

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 794

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,997

Graduate enrollment: 620


Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

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


Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B


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 – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


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.

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