UP

University of Portland

5000 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    268
  • Class Notes
    149
  • Textbook Notes
    49
  • Study Guides
    70
  • Currently Enrolled
    73
  • Previously Enrolled
    103

Overview of University of Portland (UP)

About this school

The University of Portland, founded in 1901, is a private, church-affiliated institution. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences; and the Schools of Business Administration, Education, Engineering, and Nursing. Its 125-acre is located four miles from downtown Portland.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,770
    • Men:1,552 (41.2%)
    • Women:2,218 (58.8%)

Location

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Admission Information (UP)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Portland is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
3
4
History
2
4
Academic Electives
7
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 1
SAT Only
Recommended
February 1
ACT Only
Recommended
February 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
5000 North Willamette Boulevard
City, State, Zip
Portland, OR  97203-5798
Phone
(503) 943-7147
Fax
(503) 943-7399
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
62% of 11,202 applicants were admitted
Women
62% of 7,337 applicants were admitted
Men
61% of 3,865 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
941 (14%) of 6,939 admitted students enrolled
Women
568 (12%) of 4,564 admitted students enrolled
Men
373 (16%) of 2,375 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.65
375 And Above
45%
3.50 - 3.74
28%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid (UP)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - Not reported
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


University of Portland accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 15 | Final deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003224
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
868 (86.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
663 (76.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
659 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
49 (7.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$30,658
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 524 (79.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,161
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 460 (69.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,626
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 634 (96.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
322 (32.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,907

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,696 (71.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,195 (81.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,188 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
121 (5.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$31,578
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,743 (79.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,216
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,587 (72.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,834
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,048 (93.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,454 (38.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,838

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,815
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
17.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, TEACH Grants
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UP)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


223

Part-Time Faculty


140

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


55%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 30% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 47% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
330,560

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
157
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Portland provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


91.7%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


70.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


77.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


78.0%

Programs & Majors (UP)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (42)


  • Accounting
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Theology/Theological Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Engineering, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master's in Biomedical Engineering, Master of Engineering

Master's Programs of Study (28)


  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education
  • Sustainability Management
  • Theater

Campus Life (UP)

Location & Geography

Population


603,106

Nearest Metropolitan Area


150 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
33.7 average low in January, 74.6 average high in September
Rain
152 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
9 mile(s) from campus in Portland
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Portland
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Portland

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


57% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


43%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wally Pilot
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Soccer
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, crew, cross-country running, football, rugby, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Portland offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, hawaii club, international club, student nurses association, feminist discussion group, the bluffoons (improv club)

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,698

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,770
Women
2,218
Men
1,552

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 12.0% Asian
  • 1.1% Black/African-American
  • 11.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 8.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 1.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 62.7% White
  • 2.4% Unknown

International Students


3.1% from 35 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


568

Student Resources (UP)