University of Portland

Portland, OR, USA
3.93 Average Rating

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.


Average Net Price
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
Out of State Students
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 26
Average SAT Composite: 1195

What Students Are Saying

3.93 Average Rating
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
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

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