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Colleges / University of Portland

University of Portland

Portland, OR 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate81%

University of Portland Admissions

University of Portland is moderately difficult to get into. University of Portland admitted 81% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 12,044 students applied to University of Portland and 9,778 were admitted.

If you are planning on applying to University of Portland, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 1/15 and the application fee is $50.

Students who submit their applications to University of Portland for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than October 1.

University of Portland Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of University of Portland's admissions stats.

University of Portland 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Mean SAT Score 1245
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 18%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 10%
Waitlist Yes

University of Portland Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Portland.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 1 15 October 1

Considering Applying Early to University of Portland?

University of Portland may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with University of Portland directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Portland Admissions

Transferring to University of Portland

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to University of Portland

In 2022, University of Portland waitlisted 1,328 students and 566 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 54 eventually got in.

What Does University of Portland Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When assembling 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 put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at University of Portland

What does University of Portland consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Work Experience Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with University of Portland for more information on admission factors.

University of Portland 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to University of Portland, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in 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
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

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.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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

In 2022, 18% of University of Portland's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 10% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

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 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Portland students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

To be most competitive at University of Portland, you should strive to earn between 26 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Portland's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Portland students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.

More Information on Transferring to University of Portland

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Portland. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer 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.

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

✅ University of Portland is not test optional.

What is University of Portland's acceptance rate?

✅ University of Portland's acceptance rate is 81%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Portland?

🟨 University of Portland may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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University of Portland Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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 81%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

570 - 670


Reading SAT Range

590 - 690

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

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University of Portland GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Portland, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.66. 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.

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

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