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University of Portland

Portland, Oregon

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Overview

Enrollment

3,793
University of Portland overview
Location Portland, Oregon
Online up.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
University of Portland overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Established in 1901, the University of Portland is a private Catholic institution located in Portland, Oregon, offering close proximity to the diverse urban surroundings of its namesake city. The university sits on a 108-acre campus characterized by its picturesque bluff setting overlooking the Willamette River, coupled with the notable presence of Gothic architecture. The University of Portland is recognized for its strong emphasis on teaching and learning within the liberal arts tradition and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable strength in nursing, business, and engineering. Admission to the university is moderately selective, with a holistic admissions process that considers a spectrum of student qualifications. Residential life is an integral component of the student experience at the University of Portland, with a range of housing options available for undergraduate students. The university fields a variety of athletic teams known as the Pilots, with particular distinction in soccer.

In the most recent statistical year 10,122 prospective students applied, and 9,364 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 813 enrolled in the school.  3,425 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 368 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $51,352 plus fees of $460. University of Portland is ranked 120 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

8/10

Overall

8/10

Academics

9/10

Resources

9/10

Outcomes

9/10

Value

University of Portland is rated within the top 23% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

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Getting In

Admission Standards

Very High
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SAT 1228/1410
ACT 27/31
GPA 3.66

Applications Accepted

92.5% 
University of Portland overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition

$51,352
Costs for University of Portland
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$780
Other Fees$460
Room and Board $17,172
Budget for Other Expenses$3,052
Total One Year Cost$72,816

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years

$59,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

76% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Portland students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 27%
Business 14%
Engineering 10%
Biology 8%
Social Sciences 7%

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Last updated February 24, 2024