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University of Portland

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5000 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, OR 97203, United States

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Life in Portland, Oregon

  • There is so much to do and explore in Portland. Music venues big and small. Food carts for every taste. A bookstore spanning an entire city block. Professional basketball and soccer teams. Green spaces woven into architectural designs. Miles and miles of bike paths. Start-ups and established brands There’s truly no other place like Portland.
  • Hiking in Forest Park, one of the nation’s largest urban forests
  • 560+ kilometers of bike lanes
  • Consistently named one of the top food cities in the US

Top Reasons to Study in University of Portland

A Hands-On Curriculum That Drives Discovery

At University of Portland, every academic program is rooted in a liberal arts core curriculum that allows you to test out your intellectual interests, change direction, or combine fields of study to create a route that’s right for you. Our core curriculum is designed to enrich all majors with subjects that have stood the test of time.

Faith and Inclusivity are Interwoven Throughout Our Community.

UP welcomes people of all faiths and encourages everyone to bring their whole selves to their education. From your core classes to events with thought-provoking artists and speakers, you’ll learn to engage constructively with diverse people and ideas and develop a greater understanding of the roles religion,

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About University of Portland

University of Portland is a comprehensive, Catholic, liberal arts university where people of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome, valued, and given the freedom to learn by exploring. You’ll have room to question everything, challenge what you thought possible, test new ideas, and find out what ignites your intellectual fire.


Career at University of Portland

The Career Education Center’s mission is to educate and empower students and alumni throughout their lifelong career development journey. Beginning with a student’s first year, we foster career discernment, resilience and development of the whole person. We partner with alumni, faculty, staff and employers to facilitate connections and identify meaningful experiences and opportunities.

Campus life

The University of Portland sits on 150 acres nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood on a bluff overlooking the Willamette River, downtown Portland, and Forest Park, one of the nation’s largest urban forests.


Undergraduate degrees:

  • The average scholarship award is $25,000

Postgraduate degrees:

  • The average scholarship award is $2,500

Ranking & Accreditation of University of Portland

  • #2 in Regional Universities West U.S. News & World Report, 2024
  • Best Colleges in America Money Magazine, 2023
  • UP was ranked #1 in the nation as top producer of Fulbright U.S. students among master’s level institutions.
  • For nine consecutive years, UP has been the top Oregon school in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance annual ranking of best values in private universities.

Student Accommodation at University of Portland

  • Housing: $15,600
  • Dining: $6,200

Living on campus, in one of our residence halls, connects you to the vibrant life of the University. The close-knit, supportive residence hall community offers students a place to live and work that distinctly enhances their college experience by putting them at the center of everything: classes and labs, the library, recreational facilities, campus ministry, volunteer service opportunities, and more.

Programs at University of Portland


  1. Arts Administration, BS
  2. Biochemistry, BS
  3. Biology, BA
  4. Biology, BS
  5. Chemistry, BS
  6. Communication, BA
  7. Economics, BA
  8. English, BA
  9. Environmental Ethics and Policy, BA
  10. Environmental Science, BS
  11. French Studies, BA
  12. Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, BA
  13. General Studies, BA
  14. General Studies, BS
  15. History, BA
  16. Mathematics, Applied, BS
  17. Mathematics, BA
  18. Mathematics, BS
  19. Music, BA
  20. Organizational Communication, BS
  21. Philosophy, BA
  22. Physics, BA
  23. Physics, BS
  24. Political Science & Global Affairs, BA
  25. Psychology, BA
  26. Social Work, BA
  27. Sociology, BA
  28. Spanish, BA
  29. Theater, BA
  30. Theology, BA
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  1. Accounting, BBA
  2. Economics, BBA
  3. Finance, BBA
  4. Marketing, BBA
  5. Operations and Technology Management, BBA
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  1. Business Administration, MBA
  2. Finance, MS
  3. Non-Profit Management, MBA
  4. Operations & Technology Management, MS
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  1. Education, MA
  2. Education, MA HESA
  3. Education, MAT
  4. Education, PACE MAT
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  1. Elementary Education, BA Ed
  2. Secondary Education, BSSE
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  1. Integrative Health & Wellness, BS
  2. Nursing, BSN*
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  1. Civil Engineering, BSCE
  2. Computer Science, BSCS
  3. Electrical Engineering, BSEE
  4. Mechanical Engineering, BSME
  5. Post Baccalaureate Professional Computer Science Degree, Prof-BCS*
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