Bushnell University

(formerly Northwest Christian University)


Corban University


George Fox University


Lewis & Clark College


Linfield University

(formerly Linfield College)


Multnomah University


Pacific University


University of Portland


University of Western States


Warner Pacific University


Western Seminary


Willamette University


Oregon Private College Week

Discover why an Oregon private college is right for you!

This year, Oregon Private College Week (OPCW) will consist of virtual events and small, safe in-person events at each of our 13 member colleges and universities throughout the summer. During these sessions, each college and university will offer informational presentations about admissions, financial aid, and academic programs. The Alliance looks forward to hosting the next batch of interested students and family members in Summer of 2022!

Click the Private Colleges header at the top of the page to access member college and university admissions webpages and transfer student resources, as well as take a virtual tour of Oregon’s private colleges.

Be sure to review the resources we’ve compiled to help you with your college exploration process! 

Curious about how Oregon’s private colleges are adjusting their admissions processes in response to COVID-19?

Review this statement, which summarizes the ways in which Oregon’s private colleges are being flexible with regard to Pass/No Pass grades, standardized tests, transcript submission, financial aid, and more!


At Oregon private colleges, 99.8% of undergraduates with financial need receive institutional and/or public aid. Students enrolled at private colleges are almost twice as likely to receive grants from their college as are students enrolled at public institutions.

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Liberal Arts

Student success at a small liberal arts college means curriculum designed to engage the whole student. First-rate faculty actively improve students’ competitive edge by cross-training multiple disciplines, such as humanities and arts, business, public administration, science, technology, engineering, and math, fostering their individual and intellectual development.

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62% of Oregon private college students graduate in four years. Featuring intimate learning communities, private colleges and universities are able to contribute to a high-quality, sharply intelligent workforce prepared to lead and contribute to a knowledge-based economy.

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