Warner Pacific University
Portland, OR, USA

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Warner Pacific University
3.66 Average Rating

Kyle from Lake Oswego, OR

a past student here
4 people found this review useful
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Did learn a lot
As far as academics go, the professors go out of their way to make themselves available to you to further your learning experience. One will find that the professors will be on campus during hours with an open door always available to discuss any matter (school or non-school related) as well as only a simple email or even phone call away. The intimate class sizes also allow for students and teachers to discuss the matter being taught at hand and bring up different points of views.
Did enjoy being here
If you want to make great relationships and have an awesome learning experience, Warner is the place for you. It is on the smaller side as far as enrollment goes, but it is well worth it. With being only minutes from downtown Portland and having many parks around, it is almost too easy to make friends and find activities to take part in to get to know each other.
Tips for prospective students
Private colleges are expensive, but the money spent is well worth for the learning experience (both inside and outside of the classroom).
Great for these types of students
Warner is great for anyone wanting to build relationships that last as well as gain a great education. Athletes, musicians, artists, you name it, you will fit right in.
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Jessica from Vancouver, WA

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
We are required to do core classes, and though many complain about it since they seem to not have anything to do with their major or minor, I have found that things I learn from them can actually have quite a bit of commonalities with my major or minor.

Also, a lot of the professors are nice to talk to, yet many are strict with you about getting your homework in on time. Some professors give you a leniency if you turn an assignment in late, taking a certain percentage off, though it varies with each professor.
Am enjoying being here
I have many friends, and since the campus is of a smaller size you either know everyone or know of everyone, which I really like.

There are plenty of activities, whether you are a commuter or a
live-on-campus student, and the library tries to accommodate each student. There are plenty of movies to watch for fun, and there are plenty of books, movies, and Cd's to use for research purposes. Can't find a book in the Warner book collection? Don't worry, use summit to ask for an item from a different school!
Bang for the buck
The amount of money may deter some people, and I have to admit, it deterred me, but the financial advisers help you work through it and you can take out loans and get scholarships from the school. Don't forget to check out the Match Your Church Grant and check out the scholarship binder at the financial aid office. Also, pay the interest and lower the principle while you are attending college so you can get a head start on paying the loans back!
Tips for prospective students
I would definitely check on touring the campus or spending the night at the campus (the latter should be done ahead of time). Always research a college, and don't forget, if the school doesn't have a major you want, you can always create a major. Just take your core classes if you can't decide on a major. Also, the food is pretty good, although after having it every day for two years, I started to get tired of it and wanting to make my own food. But still, it's pretty good.
Great for these types of students
Sports scholarship students, students who are actively pursuing a degree, and those who want to have a great school experience.
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Samantha from OR

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Warner Pacific works on the basis of holistic education. The professors and staff want to help the community as much as the students do, and there are many groups on campus that work to help the Portland metro area. Attending Warner will give you a broad range of knowledge and accentuate your ability to connect what you are learning with you future career.
Tips for prospective students
Because Warner is in the middle of a diverse community in Portland, diversity is an extremely important aspect in the school. It is important to keep an open mind and to invite other cultures to teach you about their perspective.
Academic Rigor
Each teacher has different expectations of their students. They push for growth in their subject and want their students to succeed. Most classes present a healthy challenge. There are tutors on campus to help struggling students.
Dorm Life
There are apartments and dorms on campus. Because campus is small, there is very little walking distance between the dorms and most classes in comparison to a larger school.
Food and Dining
Sodexo is the food provider. They are okay, but not fantastic. However, there are a lot of easy-access restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance. There is also a bus stop where you could go downtown for a multitude of options.
What to do for fun
Warner's location is often described as in Mt. Tabor's bosom. There are a few dog parks and walking trails around the mountain with plenty of space to breathe and plant life to see. There is also easy access to the bus, which brings you into the seemingly endless fun that comes with living in Portland.
Bang for the buck
Warner Pacific College was ranked 37th in the nation by Washington Monthly's College Guide in September. When comparing the prices of various private colleges, Warner costs less. Because it is a smaller school, the staff and faculty can focus on each student.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Warner has a student-run talent show called The Undies. It takes place in the theatre and is packed tight every year!
Great for these types of students
Anyone looking for a broad, holistic education. People who interested in attending a school that identifies as Christ centered, which does not exclude people who are not Christian.
Clubs and Activities
Students can create clubs if they can find students to join them. There are clubs like Mecha and a Pacific Islanders club for people of different ethnicities to connect. There are sports like basketball, soccer, and volleyball. However, there is no football.
Greek Life
There are no fraternities or sororities.
Campus Safety
Campus safety is easy to contact, whether you need help with a person you do not feel safe around, or if you need to get into your locker because you forgot your car keys. The campus is right on Division street, so it is not safe to leave anything of value in the car.
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Kaeli from Portland, OR

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Warner Pacific College offers a personal atmosphere in the classroom due to the smaller size student body. This is a fantastic environment for learning because each student gets the opportunity to ask the questions he or she needs to learn on a deeper level. Overall, professors at Warner Pacific are willing to take the time each student needs to grasp the material covered in the classroom and are even willing to meet outside of the classroom if necessary and this is greatly appreciated by the students on campus.
Tips for prospective students
As a prospective student I would advise that you take the initiative to attend as many of the on campus events held for the purpose of connecting students because those events are designed to ease the sometimes difficult process of getting involved in a new community.
Academic Rigor
I would say that most classes are challenging and rewarding rather than overwhelming or unrealistic academically. Due to the smaller class sizes conversation seem to be more engaging and personal which creates a more fulfilling learning environment.
Dorm Life
Although I never had the opportunity to live in the dorms at Warner Pacific, I have heard from many that dorm life is pretty good on campus. Some of the facilities are older, but they are well-kept and clean.
Food and Dining
Our cafe offers a variety of food and I have heard many students like the food for the most part.
What to do for fun
Warner Pacific is located near the Hawthorne area of Portland which provides plenty of activities to do for fun. There are $2 theaters, restaurants, coffee shops, hiking paths on Mt. Tabor, bike trails and many more.
Bang for the buck
Dining is fantastic around the school! There are so many options like the food carts on Hawthorne and other locations, Petite Provence, Jam, Slappy Cakes, and many others. Local coffee shops are countless. If you like food and great places to hang out or even do homework Warner Pacific College is located in a great part of Portland where everything is in a few blocks of the college.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
We have a few great things going on around campus. Many of the activities on campus have become tradition like the paint war we have been doing for the last few years (using environmentally friendly paint and cleaning up all the balloons of course).
Great for these types of students
If you are a musician Warner Pacific College has a great program for you.
Clubs and Activities
Business students have some great clubs on campus along with many others.
Campus Safety
Warner Pacific is located right in the heart of SE Portland so there are the occasional safety problems, but security is always available and keeps our campus feeling safe.
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Brittney from Portland, OR

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Warner Pacific College students are friendly.
Warner Pacific College is easy to navigate.
Warner Pacific College campus is close to many trendy restaurants.
Tips for prospective students
To live on campus.
Academic Rigor
Moderately tough.
Dorm Life
Small, but nice.
Food and Dining
Good food and seating
What to do for fun
Go downtown Portland
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Ramay from Vancouver, WA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Warner provides an active learning environment geared for adults who are currently in the workforce. The team centered learning program helps the student to develop interpersonal skills and maintain a team oriented mindset that can be used on the job. The essay driven homework assignments helps the student to develop a business and technical style writing that assists the student in their everyday work related communication to write with clarity, professionally and dynamically.
Tips for prospective students
Come prepared and ready to focus on personal growth. Stay open minded. Time management is key. Remember to make learning fun.
Academic Rigor
Each course has 2-4 page essays that require APA formatting that is due each week. Late papers are at the discretion of the instruction. Lots of reading. Team presentations weekly for most courses, with a final presentation on the last day of class. This is a fast-paced learning program. Can only miss 1 class per course and still make the grade.
What to do for fun
Make my team presentations fun. For example, my last team project was done in talk show style. Previously, one of my team projects was based on the show survivor and included an outside activity with the class that took a total of 30 minutes from start to finish.
Bang for the buck
You finish your degree in the same amount of time it would take you to go to regular college. You develop great relationships and connections along the way. Personal growth, each class teaches you something about you.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
none
Great for these types of students
Working full-time. Want that degree you said you were going to get 15 years ago. Looking to get a degree so you can apply for the promotion.
Campus Safety
Closed campus.
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Lucy from Vancouver, WA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Warner Pacific College is an urban college located in the center of Portland Oregon. For a christ based liberal arts education, Warner Pacific is the best choice. You will enjoy close friends and be challenged to earn a relevant education to your life.
Tips for prospective students
Be aware that it's a small college but there is an immense amount of possibilities in the institution and in the diverse city. You will be challenged by your professors and you have the ability to learn lifelong values and knowledge.
Academic Rigor
There are renound professors and doctors working for Warner Pacific College from Harvard and even international institutions. The professors work hard for their successful implementation of education and for your own success.
Dorm Life
The residence life at Warner Pacific College is a diverse one consisting of dorms, apartments, small on-campus houses other urban options. You will enjoy the small community of students living on campus and be able to participate in many different activities for everyone. Peer Mentors are there for your needs and your friendship, ready to help your transition into college and later years.
Food and Dining
The food options are from the leading food company Sodexo. Sodexo gives a wide variety of options ranging from your favorite hamburger and pizza to a healthy entree changing every meal. The Dining Hall is a comfortable setting allowing for individual seating and group seating. The coffee shop allows a wide variety of drinks and espressos along with other snacks and goodies. It's a great place to catch up with friends and meet with professors.
What to do for fun
Warner Pacific College is located in SE Portland, Oregon, a great location making it possible to jump on a bus and be downtown within 20 minutes or on the opposite side of town. There are fun places such as Sky High a trampoline jump place in Beaverton, coffee shops within a few miles of the college, the famous foodcarts of portland and authentic restaurants. Along with many high class entertainment options such as the Portland Symphony, the Portland Opera, Portland Center Stage and various other events. The location allows for fun everyday and a good time wherever you choose.
Bang for the buck
I am so pleased with my choice to attend Warner Pacific College. Warner Pacific has a diverse community of students all working together to change the community, the city, the country and the world. If you choose to go to Warner Pacific College, you will have the chance to be educated not only in the class but also in the city. Not only will you learn; you will enjoy your time there--and fall in love with the city of Portland.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The Prayer Garden is an intricately made beautiful rock garden located near the C.C. Perry Gymnasium. This garden allows for prayer and time of meditation and peace.

At all the Volleyball games and Basketball games we paint up, bring school spirit and cheer on our Knights. We might look the smallest but we are the loudest!
Clubs and Activities
To name a few we have the WarnerPac, a fan club for Warner Athletics: a group of students who paint up, make posters, cheer and shout for our team. Pacific Islanders Club, a club that learns and embraces the Pacific Island culture and tranditions. Eco-Justice and Awareness Club, a club that works for environmental awareness and love of our earth. The Service Learning, College Activities Board and Associated Student Body Government are other groups present on campus.
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Ali from Portland, OR

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I have had a lot of really interesting classes, professors, and experiences at Warner that have forced me to expand my way of thinking. They have a wide range of classes that have been great in supplementing my education.
Am enjoying being here
I have never felt like just another student here. I have always had an identity, and the president knows just about everyone by name. It's beautiful campus is right off of Mt. Tabor, which offers a public tennis court, hiking, and a beautiful overlook of the city of Portland.
Bang for the buck
Warner has a wonderful financial aid department that is more than happy to help you find loans, scholarships, and anything to help you pay for your college. Also, there are MANY scholarships to apply for in the school. Warner tries their hardest to not make money an obstacle if you want to enroll.
Tips for prospective students
Go to an admissions event! They have overnight stays twice a year, which give you a great view of student life at Warner. Apply early because that is when you get the most scholarship opportunities! Also, be in frequent contact with the admissions/financial aid. They will give you SO much help in your application process.
Great for these types of students
Anyone who wants to be held accountable for their education, anyone looking to impact lives on a deeper level, and anyone looking for some true, meaningful relationships. Also, anyone who wants a truly personal and unique college experience.
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Shelby from Oregon City, OR

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The adult degree program is great. It is very convenient and straight forward. You meet once a week for four hours, work in teams, and great for people who do not test well.
Tips for prospective students
This program is great for adult students with busy lives.
Academic Rigor
Each class is set up identical to the previous class. This takes 'academic rigor' down a notch, because you already know what the teachers are expecting.
Dorm Life
I have never been in the dorm, because I attend the adult degree program (but this is a required field).
Food and Dining
Again this is a required field
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Emily from Lake Oswego, OR

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
It's a beautiful campus, with a great atmosphere for building relationships, learning, and having fun! The people are so welcoming of anyone new, and genuinely want to see you grow as a Christian. They staff and faculty are awesome!
Tips for prospective students
Definitely check out the campus and get a tour!
Academic Rigor
If you go through the Christian ministries program, there is a LOT to do. But the professors are fair in grading and are willing to help out if you are struggling with something!
Food and Dining
I don't have a meal plan so I don't eat the food in the cafeteria. But I've heard it's pretty good! They have a buffet style sort of all-you-can-eat bar, and there is also a mini cafe run by Warner students that anyone can buy from! Most of the students like to eat in the cafeteria whether they have the meal plan or not, just to hang out and be social!
Great for these types of students
Students who want to learn more about themselves and their relationship with Christ. People who are willing to be taken out of their comfort zone in both academics and personal relationships. People who are willing to try anything new!
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