University of Portland

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Portland, OR

$49,424

Avg tuition

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About University of Portland

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: Catholic, Roman Catholic  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

The University of Portland is a small private university located on an urban campus in Portland, Oregon. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,559, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 77%. The university offers 39 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 84%, and a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Tuition and fees for students are $49,424.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

77% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

86% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

Students graduate from this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This is typically an indication of a school's quality and means most students finish their degree in a timely manner.

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84% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Recommended

Letter of recommendation Required

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Required

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 23-29

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1130-1320

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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4k

Students enrolled

100%

Online student enrollment

11:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

52%

Asian

17%

Hispanic

13%

Two or more races

8%

Non-U.S. Citizen

4%

Unknown

3%

Black

2%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Female student population

62%

Socio-economic diversity

13% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

1

Total Online Enrollment

3,999

Student Location Breakout

Percent of Programs Online

99% On-campus

1% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates X Bold Not offered

Associate X Bold Not offered

Bachelor's X Bold Not offered

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 14% online

Master's X Bold Not offered

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $49,424 $49,424
Graduate $23,868 $23,868

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $750
On-campus room and board $14,196
On-campus other expenses $1,804
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,712
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,210
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $2,422

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $66,174 $66,174
Off-campus without family $62,096 $62,096
Off-campus with family $52,596 $52,596

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

56%

State Grant Aid

4%

Institution Grant Aid

99%

Pell Grant

13%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $1,851
State Grant Aid $3,268
Institution Grant Aid $26,019
Pell Grant Aid $4,839

Financial Outlook

$24k

Average student debt after graduation

$55k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

Varsity Athletic Teams

NCAA Division I without football

of the overall student body is a member of an athletic team.

Participation

Men Women
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • All Track Combined

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees given for the 2020-2021 academic year.

1

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies

BA

MA

DOC

2

Biological And Biomedical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

3

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

4

Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs

BA

MA

DOC

5

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

BA

MA

DOC

6

Education

BA

MA

DOC

7

Engineering

BA

MA

DOC

8

English Language And Literature/Letters

BA

MA

DOC

9

Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics

BA

MA

DOC

10

Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

11

History

BA

MA

DOC

12

Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities

BA

MA

DOC

13

Mathematics And Statistics

BA

MA

DOC

14

Natural Resources And Conservation

BA

MA

DOC

15

Philosophy And Religious Studies

BA

MA

DOC

16

Physical Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

17

Psychology

BA

MA

DOC

18

Public Administration And Social Service Professions

BA

MA

DOC

19

Social Sciences

BA

MA

DOC

20

Theology And Religious Vocations

BA

MA

DOC

21

Visual And Performing Arts

BA

MA

DOC

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.