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University of Portland Overview

University of Portland is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Portland, Oregon. The city atmosphere of Portland makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is University of Portland Known For?

1,003 Undergraduate Awards
$40,423 Avg Cost After Aid
70% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at University of Portland have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at University of Portland.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 55% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, University of Portland bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $58,800 a year. That's about 44% more than their peers at other schools.
  • The average University of Portland student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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University of Portland Rankings

University of Portland landed the #358 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. It is also ranked #4 out of 31 schools in Oregon.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at University of Portland.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#13 Best Romance Languages Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Most Popular Teaching English or French Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Applied Mathematics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#75 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Most Popular Romance Languages Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#118 Most Popular Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#145 Most Popular Chemistry Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#173 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards University of Portland has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#11 Best Colleges for Romance Languages College Factual
#23 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#37 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#66 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#85 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search
#122 Best Colleges for Health Professions College Factual

Where Is University of Portland?

Location of University of Portland

Contact details for University of Portland are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5000 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, OR 97203-5798
Phone: 503-943-8000
Website: https://www.up.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/universityofportland
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UPortland

How Do I Get Into University of Portland?

You can apply to University of Portland online at: https://www.uportland.org/freshman/

Admission Requirements for University of Portland

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into University of Portland?

70% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
70% Submit SAT Scores
University of Portland has an acceptance rate of 70%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.

Average Test Scores

About 70% of students accepted to University of Portland submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 660. Math scores were between 560 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Portland  ( 580 to 660 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Portland  ( 560 to 660 )
200
800
University of Portland received ACT scores from 54% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 28. Math scores were between 23 and 30. Composite scores were between 23 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of Portland  ( 23 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Portland  ( 23 to 30 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Portland  ( 23 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Portland?

$40,423 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
0.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Portland is $40,423. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At University of Portland, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $7,313 a year. That adds up to $29,252 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Portland is 0.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Portland Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,743 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,798 undergraduate students at University of Portland, with 3,743 being full-time and 55 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  University of Portland

There are also 456 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,743 full-time undergraduates at University of Portland, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  University of Portland

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Portland students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of University of Portland Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 608
Black or African American 54
Hispanic or Latino 503
White 1,992
International Students 92
Other Races/Ethnicities 494

Geographic Diversity

Oregon students aren't the only ones who study at University of Portland. At this time, 29 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 47 countries are represented at University of Portland. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Indonesia.

Online Learning at University of Portland

0 Took All Classes Online
14 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 14 students took at least one online class at the school.

This school is the 31st most popular in Oregon for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of University of Portland majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 12%

University of Portland Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 208 0 0 8 216
General Biology 103 0 0 0 103
General Education 0 1 86 0 87
Mechanical Engineering 71 0 0 0 71
General Psychology 54 0 0 0 54
Marketing 53 0 0 0 53
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 44 0 7 0 51
Business Administration & Management 0 0 47 0 47
Romance Languages 39 0 0 0 39
Computer Science 34 0 0 0 34
Applied Mathematics 34 0 0 0 34
Public Relations & Advertising 31 0 2 0 33
Chemistry 27 0 0 0 27
Accounting 25 0 0 0 25
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25 0 0 0 25
Civil Engineering 25 0 0 0 25
Political Science & Government 25 0 0 0 25
Mathematics 24 0 0 0 24
Educational Administration 0 9 9 5 23
Electrical Engineering 23 0 0 0 23
General English Literature 21 0 0 0 21
Natural Resources Conservation 20 0 0 0 20
Teaching English or French 0 16 0 0 16
Communication & Media Studies 15 0 0 0 15
Social Work 15 0 0 0 15
Area Studies 14 0 0 0 14
History 13 0 0 0 13
Philosophy 10 0 0 0 10
Sociology 9 0 0 0 9
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 7 0 7
Drama & Theater Arts 7 0 0 0 7
Entrepreneurial Studies 6 0 0 0 6
Liberal Arts General Studies 6 0 0 0 6
Physics 6 0 0 0 6
Economics 6 0 0 0 6
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 5 0 5
General Engineering 0 0 5 0 5
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 4 0 4
Music 4 0 0 0 4
International Business 3 0 0 0 3
Theological & Ministerial Studies 3 0 0 0 3
Special Education 0 2 0 0 2
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering-Related Fields 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,003 28 172 13 1,216

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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