University of Portland

Portland, OR

University of Portland

Portland, OR

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Undergrad Science & Engineering Diversity Catholic

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, more than 99% of full-time undergraduate students receive some form of aid. Last year, the average amount awarded to incoming full-time students was $33,265 excluding student loans and federal work-study. To better understand costs and aid, including available scholarships, visit


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College of Arts & Sciences
• Applied Mathematics
• Biochemistry (option in Chemistry)
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Communication 
• Economics
• English
• Environmental Ethics & Policy
• Environmental Science
• French Studies
• Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
• History
• Mathematics
• Music
• Organizational Communication
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Political Science & Global Affairs
• Psychology
• Social Work
• Sociology (with 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 & Health Innovations
• Integrative Health & Wellness Studies
• Nursing

Pre-professional Programs
• Pre-dentistry
• Pre-law
• Pre-medicine
• Pre-occupational Therapy
• Pre-optometry
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-physician Assistant
• Pre-veterinary Medicine

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • "UP is a great place to pursue anything you’re interested in. Whatever you’re passionate about, there are people around and tons of resources to help you pursue it."

    • Julia Kimoto
      Civil Engineering, Class of 2020
  • "I chose UP because I saw the great community on campus during Weekend on The Bluff. The camaraderie and passion at UP was palpable and I knew I wanted to be a part of it."

    • Brooke Majerus
      Nursing, Class of 2023