University of Portland
Portland, OR, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

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

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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%

Faculty Overview

0
100
50%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
45%
54%
Ethnicity

African American
1%
Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
White
62%
Hispanic
4%
Multi-Racial
1%
Unknown
18%

What Students Are Saying

3.93 Average Rating
The academics are hard, because it is a private liberal arts school and the small class sizes make it difficult to skip class going unnoticed. The work load however is manageable and we have a brand new library on campus that is a great place to study.
Madison from Helena, MT
As bad as it sounds, coming into Freshman year I was terrified that UP would be too easy for me academically since I ranked much above the average SAT and GPA that the school listed. However, I have found that the classes offered at UP are of top quality and are just as academically rigorous as any other school. I have a friend who started off at UP, transferred to Georgetown, and then came back to UP and says the academic expectations are similar. I am enjoying my classes, learning a lot, and the professors really care about you. At UP you're not just a number and people really do care about your education.
Jan from Pasadena, CA
UP isn't easy, but neither is it challenging beyond all reason. If you pick your professors wisely and get a good study pattern down quick, then it gets much easier.
Micah from Gig Harbor, WA
Prepare to be challenged. Professors are more than willing to help you outside of class-- and with small class sizes and no T.A.'s, forming a personal relationship with them is very easy. There are many outside resources for academics as well.
Tori from Tacoma, WA