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University of Portland

The University of Portland, an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross, addresses significant questions of human concern through disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies of the arts, sciences, and humanities and through studies in majors and professional programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a diverse community of scholars dedicated to excellence and innovation, we pursue teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership in the classroom, residence halls, and the world.

Interesting Facts

  • University of Portland’s RISE Campaign conclude in 2014 and raised nearly $182 million, making it among the largest funding campaigns ever for a Pacific Northwest private college or university.
  • For the 20th consecutive year, University of Portland was ranked among the Top 10 western regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named University of Portland the top school in Oregon for “value” for the fifth consecutive year in 2014.
  • The Princeton Review named University of Portland one of America’s “Green Colleges” for sixth consecutive year in 2015.
  • University of Portland ranks 14th nationally among peers in students studying abroad in 2015, according to the Institute of International Education.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked University of Portland third nationally among peer institutions as the top producer of Fulbright scholars for 2013-14. UP also ranked first nationally in 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11 and 2007-08 and second nationally in 2006-07, 2008-09 and 2009-10. Since 2001, students from University of Portland have earned 54 Fulbright grants.


  • Undergraduate: 3,654
  • Graduate/Professional: 469


  • Tuition (2015-16): $40,080
  • Room & Board (2015-16): $11,654

Financial Aid Data

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 65%
  • Average Financial Aid Package (without loans): $22,386
  • Average Financial Aid Package (with need-based loans): $27,523
  • Percent Need Met (Need-Based Aid): 70.4%

Student Profile

  • Male: 41%
  • Female: 59%
  • Resident (Oregon) Students: 33%
  • Nonresident Students: 67%
  • Number of Undergraduate Majors: 41
  • Number of Minors/Concentration Fields: 30

Most Popular Majors

  • Nursing
  • Biology
  • Mechanical Engineering

Class Size

  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1
  • Class Size of 20 of Less Students: 35%
  • Class Size of 50 of Less Students: 99%


  • Full-time Faculty: 65%
  • Full-time Faculty with PhD/Terminal Degree: 96%

Athletics and Intramural Activity

Co-curricular Activities

  • Number of Student Clubs & Organizations: 116


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