Life looks different from The Bluff
As a comprehensive Catholic university grounded in the liberal arts, the 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 smaller class sizes—with the majority under 30 students—allow you to build close connections with faculty who are dedicated to your success. Your professors and advisors can also help you discover experiences that’ll deepen your understanding, including internships, clinicals, student teaching, research, service immersions, and study abroad trips.
Our location makes exploring easy to do. UP 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 can even take you to the Oregon Coast or iconic Mount Hood.
We know that choosing where to go to college involves a lot of factors, including how much financial aid is available. At UP, nearly 99% of full-time undergraduate students receive some form of aid. Last year, the average amount awarded to first-year students was $27,456. To better understand costs and aid, including available scholarships, visit up.edu/finaid.