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University of Portland

Portland, OR 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate81%
Acceptance Rate81%

About University of Portland

University of Portland Overview

University of Portland is a private, religious school in the urban setting of Portland, Oregon. University of Portland was founded in 1901 and the school currently enrolls around 4,029 students a year, which includes 3,587 undergraduates. University of Portland offers housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! January 15, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by October 1.

Student Involvement at University of Portland

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of University of Portland's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? University of Portland students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

University of Portland does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? University of Portland has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at University of Portland on the Student Life page.

2022 University of Portland Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 81%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 18%
Tuition $51,352
Percent of Need Met 77.7%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $39,996

Is University of Portland a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer sense of what University of Portland offers and if the college could be a good fit for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Portland

University of Portland is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at University of Portland is 81%. Last year, 12,044 students applied to University of Portland and 9,778 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Portland

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at University of Portland, around 90% come back their sophomore year. Around 81% of students who started at University of Portland earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for University of Portland Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 75% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Check with University of Portland directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

University of Portland's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of University of Portland's endowment was $147 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, University of Portland spends about $9,722 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Portland

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

University of Portland meets 77.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $39,996 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $28,403 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at University of Portland.

Based on this information, how does University of Portland sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is University of Portland a good school for you?

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Where is University of Portland?

University of Portland is located in the urban setting of Portland, Oregon.

If you would like to see University of Portland for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 5 to Portland, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Portland International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what University of Portland and Portland are like without leaving home.

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College Info

5000 North Willamette Boulevard Portland, OR 97203-5798

Campus Setting: Urban

University of Portland Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Portland is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Portland is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Portland ACT Scores

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ACT Range

26 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above

Good

26 to 31

Avg

26 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Portland is 26. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Portland. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Portland SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

570 - 670

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Reading SAT Range

590 - 690

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

and Above

Good

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Avg

and Less

Low

University of Portland Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$65,970

In State

$65,970

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$49,424
$49,424
Fees
$440
$440
Housing
$15,356
$15,356
Books
$750
$750

Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Portland is like? There are approximately 4,029 students enrolled at University of Portland, including 3,587 undergraduate students and 442 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 28% percent are from OR and 72% percent of students are from other states.

97%

Full Time

3%

Part Time

28%

In State

72%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,029

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

81%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$49,864

Out-of-State

$49,864

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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