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University of Portland
Portland, OR
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,770
   Women 2,218 (58.8%)
   Men 1,552 (41.2%)
Graduate Students 568
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 62% of 11,202 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.65
SAT Math 550-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 540-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $56,890
  Tuition and Fees $42,014
  Room and Board $12,394
Average Percent of Need Met 70%
Average Freshman Award $27,296
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 223
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 19% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 30% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Portland Population 603,106
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 94% of freshmen, 57% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Wally Pilot
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
First-Year Students Returning 91.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 70.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported