University of Portland
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 up.edu/finaid.
#1 College in Oregon for Value | Money Magazine
#1 in Regional Universities West | U.S. News & World Report
#8 in Best Value Schools | U.S. News & World Report
College of Arts & Sciences
• Applied Mathematics
• Environmental Ethics & Policy
• Environmental Science
• French Studies
• German Studies
• Organizational Communication
• Political Science & Global Affairs
• Social Work
- Criminology track
Pamplin School of Business
• Accounting/4+1 BBA & MBA
• 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
• Pre-occupational Therapy
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-physician Assistant
• Pre-veterinary Medicine
"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."
"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."