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, 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.

Learning inside and outside the classroom
Our smaller class sizes (the majority with fewer than 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 deepen your understanding, including internships, clinicals, student teaching, research, service immersions, and study abroad.

Explore off campus
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 the iconic Mount Hood

Financial aid options
We know that choosing where to go to college involves a lot of factors, including how much aid is available. At UP, nearly 99% of full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. Last year, the average amount awarded to first-year students was $27,456. To better understand costs and aid, including available scholarships, visit 


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College of Arts & Sciences
• Applied Mathematics 
• Biochemistry
   - 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-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 comradery and passion at UP was palpable and I knew I wanted to be a part of it."

    • Brooke Majerus
      Nursing, Class of 2023