Warner Pacific University

Portland, OR

Warner Pacific University

Portland, OR

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Dream, achieve, flourish

Warner Pacific College is dedicated to seeing individuals, families, and communities flourish. As an urban college designed to serve students from diverse backgrounds, we know that for a city to thrive, its leaders must be prepared to engage actively in a constantly changing world.

Invest in your future without breaking the bank
In 2018, Warner Pacific reduced tuition by nearly 24%, making it the most affordable private college or university in the state of Oregon. This nearly $6,000 reduction in tuition means students are able to enroll at Warner Pacific and finish their education with less debt. A partnership with the E3 College Savings Plan also provides a 6:1 match for students who qualify.

At Warner Pacific, 63% of students come from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds, and 57% of students are the first in their family to attend college. Warner Pacific is Oregon’s first and only four-year school to earn the prestigious Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation from the US Department of Education.

Where faith and scholarship lead to service
Students at Warner Pacific participate in hands-on service throughout our community. Tutoring at local schools, improving nonprofit facilities, and getting to know our friends who live outdoors are just a few of the ways you can help make Portland a better place. Last year, our students provided over 49,000 hours of service to Portland, valued at nearly $1 million! 

The city is your classroom
Warner Pacific is located in the heart of Portland, Oregon, one of the country’s most vibrant and unique cities. Bursting with artists, musicians, restaurants, and boutiques, Portland offers something for everyone. In addition to campus activities, students are encouraged to explore all that Portland has to offer. 

Fast Facts

Accreditation: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Religious Affiliation: Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)

Christian Denominations Represented:

 Portland, Oregon; population 647,805

Student-Faculty Ratio:
Male-to-Female Ratio: 45:55

Student Profile:
• Middle 50% SAT: 810–1090; ACT: 16–22
• Average high school GPA: 3.25
• 63% of students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds
• 45% living on campus; 55% commuting

Costs 2020–2021:
• Tuition and fees: $18,900
• Books and supplies: $1,200
• Room and board: $9,630
• Other expenses: $2,500

Financial Aid:
• Full-time students receiving financial aid: 99%
• Average financial aid package: $16,838

• Member of the NAIA Division II
• Competing in the Cascade Collegiate Conference
• Intercollegiate sports: men’s and women’s basketball, cross-country, soccer, track & field, and wrestling; women’s softball and volleyball

Programs of Study

• Accounting
• American Studies
• Biology
• Business Administration
• Criminal Justice
• Digital Media & Communications
• English Language Arts
• Exercise Science
• Family Studies
• Health & Wellness
• Health Sciences
• Human Development
• Liberal Studies
• Life Sciences
• Medical Laboratory Science
• Ministry & Community Engagement
• Music
• Nursing
• Physical Science
• Psychology
• Social Entrepreneurship
• Social Science
• Social Studies
• Social Work
• Sports & Recreation Management
• Sports Medicine
• Teacher Education: Accelerated MAT for Middle/High School
- Advanced Math
- Biology
- English Language Arts
- Music
- Physical Education/Health
- Reading
- Social Studies
• Teacher Education: Early Childhood/Elementary

• Accounting
• American Studies
• Biology
• Business Administration
• Chemistry
• Christian Ministries
• Communications
• Drama
• Early Childhood Education
• English Language Arts
• Fine Arts
• Health
• History
• Human Development
• Math
• Music
• Peace Studies
• Philosophy
• Physical Education
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Social Entrepreneurship
• Sociology
• Trauma Intervention
• Urban Studies

Pre-professional Programs
• Pre-chiropractic
• Pre-dentistry
• Pre-law
• Pre-medicine
• Pre-pharmacy
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-veterinary

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “Coming to Warner Pacific has been such an incredible experience. The professors genuinely care and invest in the students; there is an honest sense of community here.”