University of Portland

5000 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, United States

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About University of Portland

Founded in 1901, The University of Portland ranks #6 on U.S News and World Report for Best Regional Universities in the West. It is a private, catholic institution, with a smaller student enrollment of about 4000 students. University of Portland resides in the 'fifth quadrant' of Portland, considered North Portland. Beyond the 108 acres of campus, Portland provides plenty of natural and cultural sites to explore, with many large and small parks in the area, and plenty of things to do.

Undergraduates can choose from close to 40 different majors, including Health Professions and Related programs, Marketing, Engineering, Journalism, and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. All students, regardless of major, partake in a core curriculum of literature, philosophy, history, and other liberal art disciplines. The average freshman student retention rate is quite high, at 91 percent. 59% of full-time undergraduates receive some sort of need-based financial aid, with an average amount of almost $23,00.

University of Portland also is well known for its sports teams, including the Pilots, that compete in NCAA Division I West Coast Conference. Students themselves can also join on any of the school's 15 club sports teams. Students can also participate in religious life, which is an integral part of campus. Faith, formation, service, and leadership are key tenants of the school's mission.

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