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Study at University of Portland

The University of Portland, also known as UP, is a Roman Catholic, private university situated in Portland, Oregon, United States. It was established in the year 1901. UP is the only university in Oregon that has its schools and colleges located on one campus. The campus occupies an area of more than 120 acres. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics. UP is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School
  • Pamplin School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Nursing
UP's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. The University is a member of the NCAA Division and has won several championships. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Pilots. The Pilots participate in the West Coast Conference and in various sports including baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, track and field, tennis, and volleyball.

Profile of University of Portland

The campus of University of Portland is in Portland, OR, which is a large city. Its Roman Catholic nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. University of Portland is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Master's degree.

Course Topics

University of Portland is known for its programs in science and nursing and emergency medicine.

University of Portland Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 530. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 540 and 640. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


University of Portland has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 3, 667 students enrolled (3, 316 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at University of Portland. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. University of Portland offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Independent Pacific Northwest Region and West Coast Conference.

University of Portland Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine182registered nursing, clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, nursing administration
Education and Teaching178education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, music teaching
Business and Management158business management, finance, marketing, accounting, international business
Liberal Arts99political science, history, English, Spanish language, general studies, sociology, German studies, French studies, . . .
Science82biology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry courses, physics, chemistry
Engineering73mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, engineering, engineering management
Media38organizational communications, mass communication, communication and journalism, communication studies, journalism
Therapy and Counselling19psychology
Religion and Philosophy18philosophy, pastoral Counselling and ministries, pastoral Counselling, theology
Family and Social Work17social work
Drama and Performing Arts12drama, stagecraft, directing
Computer Science and Engineering11computer science, computer engineering
Conservation and Resource Management9environmental studies, environmental science
Music6music, music history and theory
Medical administration0health care administration

Contact: University of Portland

University of Portland

5000 N Willamette Blvd

Portland, OR 97203-5798

General Phone: (503) 943-7911


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