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.
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
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.