Life looks different from the bluff.
As a comprehensive Catholic university that is grounded in the liberal arts, University of Portland embraces a culture of curiosity. By testing beliefs and challenging the expected, we discover not only what’s out there but what lies within ourselves.
Our small class sizes (a majority are under 30 students) allow you to build close connections with faculty who are dedicated to your success. Your professors and advisors will also help you discover experiences that deepen your understanding—through internships, clinicals, student teaching, research, service immersions, or study abroad.
And our location makes exploring easy to do. University of Portland is located in a quiet and safe residential neighborhood that’s only minutes from downtown Portland, giving you access to all sorts of activities—from coffee shops, food carts, and music venues to professional basketball and soccer games, as well as miles of biking and hiking paths. A short drive takes you to the Oregon Coast or the iconic Mount Hood.
We also know that choosing where to go to college involves a lot of factors, including how much aid is available. At University of Portland, over 98% of full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. Last year, the average amount awarded to first-year students was over $27,000. To better understand costs and aid, including available scholarships, go to up.edu/finaid.