Bushnell University

(formerly Northwest Christian University)


Corban University


George Fox University


Lewis & Clark College


Linfield University

(formerly Linfield College)


Pacific University


Reed College


University of Portland


Warner Pacific University


Willamette University


Oregon Private College Week

Discover why an Oregon private college is right for you!

Oregon Private College Week (OPCW) 2020 was held Monday, July 27-Friday, July 31. Ten private, independent, nonprofit colleges each hosted three, 80-minute virtual visit experiences over this 5-day span. During these virtual sessions, each college offered an informational presentation about admissions, financial aid, and academic programs. Thank you to all who participated! Stay tuned to this webpage for information about OPCW 2021 and click here to join our OPCW email list.

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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