Established by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1891, the University of Portland is a private institution located in Oregon. The university maintains its affiliation with the Roman Catholic Church and provides students with spiritual retreats, weekly Mass, and faith sharing communities. UP is highly ranked on several lists, including #6 in Regional Universities West by U.S. News & World Report. It is a “more selective” university with the most popular majors being nursing, biology, psychology, and computational and applied mathematics.
Everyone on campus is there to help you succeed and feel at home. The atmosphere is comforting and energetic. The courses all intersect at some point and this allows students to make connections and learn as much as possible through the courses.
Melissa from Salem, OR
The University of Portland is a great place for students who are serious about the quality of their college education. All of the professors are excellent, the class sizes are small, and there are many resources to help students navigate their way through their chosen degrees and then apply for jobs in their fields of study. The campus is absolutely gorgeous and is only a short bus ride away from downtown Portland.