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.

School Profiles: Undergrad Science & Engineering Diversity Catholic

University of Portland

Portland, OR

Life looks different from the bluff.


College of Arts & Sciences
• Applied Mathematics
• Biochemistry (option in Chemistry)
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Communication
• Economics
• English
• Environmental Ethics & Policy
• Environmental Science
• French Studies
• German Studies
• History
• Mathematics
• Music
• Organizational Communication
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Political Science & Global Affairs
• Psychology
• Social Work
• Sociology/Criminology Track
• Spanish
• Theater
• Theology

Pamplin School of Business
• Accounting/4+1 BBA & MBA
• Economics
• Finance
• Marketing
• Operations & Technology Management

School of Education
• Elementary Education/3+1 Pathway
• Secondary Education/3+1 Pathway

Shiley School of Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Science
• Electrical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering

School of Nursing
• Integrative Health & Wellness Studies
• Nursing

Pre-professional resources
• Pre-dentistry
• Pre-law
• Pre-medicine
• Pre-occupational Therapy
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-physician Assistant
• Pre-veterinary

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