University Of Portland

University Of Portland

The University of Portland, also known as UP, is a Roman Catholic, private university situated in Portland, Oregon, United States. It was established in the year 1901. UP is the only university in Oregon that has its schools and colleges located on one campus. The campus occupies an area of more than 120 acres. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. UP is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School
  • Pamplin School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Nursing

UP's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. The University is a member of the NCAA Division and has won several championships. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Pilots. The Pilots participate in the West Coast Conference and in various sports including baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, track and field, tennis, and volleyball.

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University of Portland
5000 N Willamette Blvd
Portland , OR 97203-5798
General Phone: (503) 943-7911

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University of Portland Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management174business management, accounting, finance, international business, marketing
Education and Teaching171education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, music teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine159registered nursing, nursing administration, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist
Liberal Arts104French studies, German studies, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, political science, sociology, history ...
Engineering94engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering management
Science76biology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry, chemistry courses, physics
Media53communication studies, mass communication, journalism, organizational communications, communication and journalism
Therapy and Counseling32psychology
Family and Social Work16social work
Religion and Philosophy15philosophy, theology, pastoral counseling, pastoral counseling and ministries
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental studies, environmental science
Music6music, music history and theory
Drama and Performing Arts5drama, directing, stagecraft
Computer Science and Engineering3computer science, computer engineering
Medical Administration0health care administration

Number of programs and degrees for University of Portland in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree70243
Master's degree21416

University of Portland Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Portland had a total enrollment of 3,667 students (3,665 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 37%
Women 63%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 79%
Graduate 21%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 1%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 9%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 38%
20-21 34%
22-24 9%
25-29 6%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

University of Portland Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 85 %
Part-Time 100 %

University of Portland Room and Board (2007)

University of Portland offers campus housing for 1,421 of its 3,665 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Portland, Oregon for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Oregon Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

University of Portland Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540660
SAT Math540650

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT100%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Portland Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 30,450
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 30,450
Room and board $ 8,756
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,800

Financial Aid:
University of Portland participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 322400)

University of Portland Faculty

University of Portland has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*2*
Instructorcalendar year0*5$56,243
All faculty totalcalendar year2*7$68,042

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year32$91,04310$75,738
Associate professoracademic year40$69,79828$61,598
Assistant professoracademic year33$59,13534$57,440
Instructoracademic year3$36,72810$49,584
Lectureracademic year2*4$44,929
All faculty totalacademic year110$71,37786$59,426

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Portland Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball West Coast Conference
Baseball West Coast Conference
Track Independent Pacific Northwest Region

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports324173

University of Portland Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching

Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Engineering/Industrial Management
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Studies
General Studies
German Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Organizational Communication, General

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Theology/Theological Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Option to study abroad
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