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University of Portland Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

69.5%
Admission Difficulty for University of Portland
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into University of Portland? The school has a 70% acceptance rate. Last year, 7,745 out of 11,137 applicants were admitted making University of Portland a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 28 percent. University of Portland typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 13% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1210-1380
Applicants Submitting SAT
70%
SAT Scores for University of Portland
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1210
SAT Scores for University of Portland
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1380
Estimated Average SAT 1300
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Portland?

University of Portland typically requires applicants to be in the top 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 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 1120. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Portland admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1380 and Above Good >80%
1295 to 1380 Avg + 70%-80%
1210 to 1295 Avg - 58%-70%
1125 to 1210 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 1125 Low <45%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
54%
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 28
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 29
Estimated Average ACT 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. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Portland.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Portland admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >80%
26 to 29 Avg + 70%-80%
23 to 26 Avg - 58%-70%
20 to 23 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 20 Low <45%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.63
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need 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 3.63 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Portland accepts 70% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Portland students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 45% Good
3.50 to 3.75 25% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 3% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

70% of University of Portland freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Portland students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 37%
Top 25% of class 70%
Top 50% of class 94%
Bottom 50% of class 6%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

University of Portland admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,351 3,786 11,137
Accepted 5,046 2,699 7,745
Acceptance Rate 69% 71% 70%
Enrolled 593 410 1,003
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 15% 13%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Portland and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Portland Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies 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.