University of Portland cultivates innovators, entrepreneurs, leaders.
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 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, start-ups and world-renowned companies, and miles of biking and hiking trails. Oregon’s coast and Mount Hood are also just a short drive away.
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 and opportunities 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, study rooms, and internship opportunities. Through our Moreau Center, you can take part in a variety of service learning experiences, and our Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation can help you hone your business acumen. Select from diverse study abroad programs in Europe, Latin America, Australia, or Japan. And for those seeking even more opportunities, we have an honors program, Army and Air Force ROTC, and an ethics institute.
On a campus with 3,700 undergraduate students, it’s easy to make friends—especially when 2,200 of these students live on campus, including nearly all freshmen. Our smaller size also makes it easy to get involved—with 95+ student-run clubs, concerts, movies, plays, lectures, and NCAA Division I games, as well as intramural and club sports. You’ll also be minutes from our new state-of-the-art Beauchamp Recreation and Wellness Center and our Pilot House, which offers pub-style food, big-screen TVs, and late-night programming. Campus Ministry offers many ways to strengthen your faith life through spiritual counseling, annual retreats, pilgrimages, liturgical ministry, and Sacrament preparation. Each residence hall is home to a chapel, where priests celebrate weekly Mass with the residents. Mass is also celebrated daily in our Chapel of Christ the Teacher.
22 consecutive years as a top ten university in the West - U.S. News & World Report
#3 in U.S. for number of students awarded Fulbright Grants - The Chronicle of Higher Education
12:1 student-to-faculty ratio
$117 million in financial aid awarded in 2016-2017
40+ programs of study for undergraduates
#1 for past 7 years as top private university in Oregon for value - Kiplinger's Personal Finance
#1 in Oregon for alumni earnings - BusinessInsider.com