University of Portland

Portland, OR, USA
3.93 Average Rating

Established by the Congregation of the Holy Cross in 1891, the University of Portland is a private Roman Catholic university. UP is home to colleges and schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering, Nursing, and Education conferring undergraduate degrees in 39 fields of study. As a Catholic institution, UP features regular spiritual retreats, weekly Mass, and faith sharing communities. Additionally, all first year students participate in the Service Plunge, a 2-day initiative designed to provide an introduction to community service projects.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
70%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision June 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
26%
Out-Of-State Students
70%
54%
Submitting ACT
70%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1239
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
4,396
Total Number of Undergrads
3,883
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
34%
20-39 Students
63%
40-99 Students
2%
0
100
71%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
78%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$35,329
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$45,904
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$45,904
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,174
Books and Supplies
$750

Aid & Grants

0
100
69%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
16%
Average Aid Per Year
$23,282
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
16%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,541
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$22,413

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
52%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,328
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,662
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$265
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
60
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
55%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Wally Pilot
School Colors
Purple/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Portland
Seattle
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Denver
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
75%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$62,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.93 Average Rating
The University of Portland is a lovely small school. It is religious, however it isn't oppressively religious. The professors are competent as well as helpful, a few are downright hysterical.
Micah from Gig Harbor, WA
University of Portland is a welcoming community, full of passionate professors and friendly students. The university's commitment to a full education of student (mind, heart, and soul) makes this school unique. I love UP!
Tori from Tacoma, WA
An amazing school with a beautiful Campus, University of Portland overlooks downtown and provides a great sense of community. The people are all very nice and it is not surprising when the person in front of you holds the door open or says hello. The small teacher to student ratio also allows for individual attention and makes it easy to succeed.
Madison from Helena, MT
UP is a thriving community in which the academic and extra-curricular opportunities available foster your intellectual, mental, and spiritual growth. Its core values are Teaching and Learning, Faith and Formation, and Service and Leadership and the faculty, staff, and students truly embody these values. The Business, Nursing, and Engineering schools are heralded as the best in the region.
Jan from Pasadena, CA