University of Portland cultivates innovators, entrepreneurs, leaders. Difference Makers.
At Oregon’s Catholic university, you will learn to think critically, communicate effectively, and respond ethically so you can become a forward-thinking leader in any field. You will be prepared not just for a career, but for life.
You will be taught by talented and inspiring faculty who are experts in their fields and who are dedicated to your success. Our small class sizes also make it easy to ask questions and develop personal connections with classmates and professors.
Just minutes from campus is Portland’s thriving downtown, home to food carts and cafés, thrift shops, art galleries, pro sports teams, and miles of biking and hiking trails. You’ll also find access to start-ups and world-renowned companies, perfect for internships and career opportunities.
Since our founding in 1901, the University of Portland has been guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross, a community of Roman Catholic priests and brothers who are committed to educating students in mind and heart. Theology and philosophy classes are part of every major, and you will be encouraged to ask questions about your values, beliefs, and role in the world. You’ll also find a wide range of academic programs to choose from, with more than 40 majors and 32 minors offered in our Schools of Business, Education, Engineering, and Nursing, and our College of Arts and Sciences.
We have the resources to help you become who you want to be. Through our Shepard Academic Resource Center, Clark Library, and Career Center, you’ll have access to peer tutoring, academic advising, digital and computer labs, and internship opportunities. You can take part in spiritual retreats and programs for faith development, and Mass, which is celebrated weekly in each residence hall and daily in our main chapel. There are myriad service learning experiences through our Moreau Center, and our Franz Center can help you hone your business acumen. Select from study abroad programs in Europe, Latin America, Australia, or Japan. Other options include our Army and Air Force ROTC programs and an Honors Program.
In a campus with 3,700 undergraduate students, it’s easy to make friends, especially when 2,200 students live on campus. Our smaller size also makes it easy to get involved—with 95+ student-run clubs, concerts, movies, plays, lectures, NCAA Division I games, and intramural and club sports. You’ll be minutes from our new Beauchamp Recreation and Wellness Center and our Pilot House, which offers pub-style food, big-screen TVs, and late-night programming. Outdoor adventures abound in Oregon. Drive 90 minutes west from Portland to surf the Pacific Ocean or walk along sandy beaches. Head east for 90 minutes and be at the base of Mount Hood, a year-round destination for winter and summer sports. Even closer is Hood River, a renowned destination for windsurfing, and the Columbia River Gorge, known for its waterfalls and hiking trails.
22 CONSECUTIVE YEARS as a top 10 university in the West
2016 U.S. News & World Report
97% of full-time undergraduates receiving some type of financial aid
(all sources including loans)
40+ programs of study for undergraduates
#3 in US for number of students awarded Fulbright Grants
The Chronicle of Higher Education
#1 for past seven years as top private university in Oregon for value
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
in Oregon for alumni earnings