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University of Portland Admissions

If you want to apply to University of Portland, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 15 and the fee for the application is $50.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from University of Portland by October 1.

University of Portland Admissions Stats at a Glance

University of Portland 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Mean SAT Score 1245
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 73%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 37%
Waitlist Yes

Applying Early to University of Portland?

University of Portland does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is University of Portland Hard To Get Into?

University of Portland is a moderately difficult school to get into. University of Portland evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, University of Portland accepted 77% of students, around 9,700 of the 12,633 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Portland, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to nursing, computer, engineering programs is program very difficult.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

In 2021, University of Portland waitlisted 2,080 students. Of those, 758 eventually got off the waitlist.

What's Most Important to Get In to University of Portland?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at University of Portland

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Important

University of Portland 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to University of Portland must submit the following items. Double check with University of Portland's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Portland?

Students admitted to University of Portland have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Portland, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
3.75 and 3.99 39%
3.50 and 3.74 25%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 8%
2.50 and 2.9 1%
2.00 and 2.49 0%

University of Portland does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

University of Portland does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 73% of University of Portland's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 37% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for University of Portland?

To be competitive with other University of Portland applicants, you should strive to earn between 1140 and 1310 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Portland 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1310 and 25% of scored lower than 1140, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Portland student is 1245.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Portland students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Portland students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for University of Portland?

To be most competitive at University of Portland, you should strive to earn between 23 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Portland's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Portland students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

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Transferring to University of Portland

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Portland.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is June 1.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Portland during the following terms: - Fall Term

University of Portland Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Portland?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Portland.

Does University of Portland accept transfer credits?

University of Portland accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does University of Portland accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

University of Portland accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Portland?

University of Portland is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is University of Portland's acceptance rate?

University of Portland's acceptance rate is 77%.

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University of Portland Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

77%

How hard is it to get into University of Portland? University of Portland is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Portland acceptance rate is 77%. This means that the institution accepts 76 out of every 100 applicants.

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University of Portland Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

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 Jun 1.

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

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

23 to 29

Avg

23 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 29 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Portland. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Portland SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1140 - 1310

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Math SAT Range

560 - 660

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Reading SAT Range

570 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1310 and Above

Good

1140 to 1310

Avg

1140 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Portland students is 1245. Applicants with SAT scores of 1310 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Portland, while applicants with SAT scores between 1140 to 1310 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1140 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Portland.

University of Portland GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.67

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Portland, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.67. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,999

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

77%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$49,864

Out-of-State

$49,864

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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