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Chances of getting into University of Portland

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
77%
Admission Difficulty for University of Portland
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Difficult 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into University of Portland and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at University of Portland is 77%.  It ranks #5 in Oregon for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Portland is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 9,700 out of 12,562 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 34 percent (SAT 1130/1320 ACT 23/29). University of Portland typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.67. 8% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The University of Portland application fee is $50 and applications are due by Mar 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Portland. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 76% of students submitted SAT scores and 44% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

University of Portland SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1130-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT 
76%
SAT Scores for University of Portland
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for University of Portland
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Average SAT Score 1230

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Portland?

University of Portland typically prefers applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1030. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. University of Portland ranks #2 in Oregon and #209 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 76 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Portland admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1320 and Above Good >86%
1225 to 1320 Avg + 77%-86%
1130 to 1225 Avg - 64%-77%
1035 to 1130 Reach 48%-64%
Less than 1035 Low <48%
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University of Portland ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
44%
ACT Scores for University of Portland
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for University of Portland
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Portland?

Admission data indicates that University of Portland regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Oregon and #248 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 44 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Portland.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Portland admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
29 and Above Good >86%
26 to 29 Avg + 77%-86%
23 to 26 Avg - 64%-77%
20 to 23 Reach 48%-64%
Less than 20 Low <48%
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University of Portland GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.67
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Portland?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into University of Portland. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Portland was 3.67 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in Oregon for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.67 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Portland accepts 77% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Portland students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 11.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 39.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 25.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 16.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 8.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 1.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

University of Portland admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,484 4,077 12,562
Accepted 6,475 3,225 9,700
Acceptance Rate 76% 79% 77%
Enrolled 525 284 809
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% 9% 8%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
90

Applicants have 90 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Portland is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Portland and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Portland Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Portland
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209825 IPEDS survey data for University of Portland.

FAQs

Does University of Portland prefer SAT or ACT?

76% of students submit their SAT scores to University of Portland. 44% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Portland?

77% of those who apply are granted admission to University of Portland. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Portland?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1130 and 1320. 76% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Portland?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. 44% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.