Portland, OR
University of Portland


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Recent Reviews

Caroline
What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of Portland is a great college! I love the community feel, availability of resources, different ways to get involv...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

University of Portland is a great college! I love the community feel, availability of resources, different ways to get involved, and the many opportunities the college has to offer! I also like the small class sizes because you feel like your voice can be heard, as well as it gives you a chance for your professor to get to know you better and for you to come in for help if you need it.

Jordan
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Great Academics. Great Professors. Small Class Sizes. Safe and Friendly Campus. University of Portland has everything a colle...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Great Academics. Great Professors. Small Class Sizes. Safe and Friendly Campus. University of Portland has everything a college should have. If you are going to college to party all day and all night, this is not the school for you. University of Portland is for highly motivated and goal-driven students who want to get an excellent education. We have 3 on-campus "restaurants" if you can call them that, plus an on-campus market. All of the campus facilities are clean and look new. The campus is beautiful. You are bound to have the same people in the majority of your classes since we have a small student population and everyone is very friendly. Our sports teams need help. Our soccer teams are pretty good, so if you love soccer, you will be happy here. If you prefer basketball or football, we don't have a football team and our basketball team really shouldn't exist either. That being said, if you are coming to college to learn you will love it here!

Giuliana
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I love my school. The University of Portland is a great school to attend for people from a variety of backgrounds and in a va...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love my school. The University of Portland is a great school to attend for people from a variety of backgrounds and in a variety of majors. While this is a Catholic University, there are groups for many different religions on campus. Additionally, there really is no pressure to participate in religious activities. The class sizes here are one of the things that make it great. Going to a larger university, classes are often huge. Here, even the entrance level classes are no bigger than an average high school class size, with class sizes getting smaller as you get into higher-level courses. I have heard that there are a few departments were the professors are not that great, overall the professors here are highly competent and are invested in the success of their students. Additionally, they are fantastic resources for both school-related and personal topics. One additional bonus about this school is its opportunity for research participation. There are no graduate programs which means that professors look to undergraduate students to aid in their research. This is a great way to get experience that will help you determine what you might like to do with your life/major and can give you a step up in job and graduate school applications. Overall, this is a great university that I would highly recommend.

Elle
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I have only been at the University of Portland for a short time, but it already seems like a great place to be. The facilitie...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have only been at the University of Portland for a short time, but it already seems like a great place to be. The facilities are well-kept and very nice, and the professors are helpful and want the students to succeed. There are many resources available to help students with anything they might need, and the university places great emphasis on informing the students of said resources.

Nathan
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Frankly, there are zero reasons to attend if you're not under full-ride scholarship. The school does not have a significant ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Frankly, there are zero reasons to attend if you're not under full-ride scholarship. The school does not have a significant reputation like other private universities like Gonzaga. Given the small size and the naming similarity to Portland State University, few people outside of locals know of the university. It is often mistaken for PSU which is hardly recognized as being anything better than a rioting mob where people go when they can't get into decent colleges like OSU or U of O. Being honest, the campus life consists nearly exclusively of homework on weekdays and binge drinking on weekends with the occasional men's soccer game. The classes and faculty are excellent but in the end, unless you're specifically needing to take an advanced test such as the MCAT, the relative class rigor is merely damaging GPA's. Without a repuation though, a degree is just a degree. The facilities vary in their quality. Some dorms such as Villa (my previous dorm) resemble a prison. The walls are just painted cinderblocks and some of the doors (mine included) had some small holes in them. Other facilities such as the new Dundon-Berchtold Hall have marble bathrooms. The gym is nice but small and the food is just okay. It's organic and locally sourced but exorbitantly priced (plain chicken breasts are $6 a pound and milk is $12 a gallon). Overall, the campus is best described as highly liberal and outgoing. Many attendees are extremely well off and able to afford the $64k total yearly bull. There are even some with luxury BMW i8's, Tesla Model S's, and Porshe's. Within my entering class of 2017, only 9% of those that applied were accepted and chose to attend and the average SAT score was around the 87th percentile. Though in normal life everybody acts the exact same as in a normal state school like OSU. There is also a large ROTC population on campus with around 1 in every 45 students in uniform on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There isn't open hostility to them but overall the campus is not hugely receptive to the military. Overall, if you can come here cheap then you'll get a decent education but if not you'll be nearly a quarter-million in debt from a school that everyone mistakes for PSU.

Isabelle
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I like the school a lot so far, but I’ve only been here a short time. All of my professors are very down to earth and always ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I like the school a lot so far, but I’ve only been here a short time. All of my professors are very down to earth and always willing to help students who need it. Honestly the two biggest issues I have are the food selection and the fact that we have to pay to do outlet laundry.

Mackenzie
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I really like it here! There is a perfect balance between academics, social life, and sports and such. For the most part, th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really like it here! There is a perfect balance between academics, social life, and sports and such. For the most part, the professors are great and very open to working with you. The campus is small enough in which there is definitely a community feel to it, but large enough in that everything is not right next to each other.

Chase
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If you're attending University to learn how to do a job, only attend the University of Portland if you're going to be an Engi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you're attending University to learn how to do a job, only attend the University of Portland if you're going to be an Engineer, CS major, or Nurse. Otherwise you'll be out a lot of money for an inferior education. However, if you're attending University to develop socially, culturally, and morally, University of Portland is probably the best school out there. Campus culture is thriving, with organization and club participation at an all-time high. As a liberal-arts University, there's a great supply of extra-curricular opportunities including many elective classes. Just beware, the University Core classes (Philosophy, Theology, English, and the like) will take up a lot of your course load if you're not coming in with transfer credits.

Michelle
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love UP (Go Pilots!) and its tight-knit community. We are a smaller school where people genuinely care about one another an...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love UP (Go Pilots!) and its tight-knit community. We are a smaller school where people genuinely care about one another and people want to see you succeed. If you love soccer and basketball then here we are! I'm myself am not a sports person. I personally love our academia and the opportunities available to us as undergraduates and have met many incredible people who have helped me discover my passions and taken the time to satiate my thirst for knowledge. UP is a family that wishes the best upon others and wishes to produce a well-rounded student that will keep giving to the community and instigate change for the best.

Issa
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the Univeristy of Portland. The student community is very welcoming and easy to be around. The teachers and staff are ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the Univeristy of Portland. The student community is very welcoming and easy to be around. The teachers and staff are very friendly and I can tell that they truly care about the students and our futures. My favorite thing about the University of Portland is that there are a lot of familiar faces around campus at all times, since the student population is not as large as other universities. Because of this, the classroom sizes are also relatively small, which creates a better learning environment in which the instructor can pay more attention to each student. The campus food is delicious, and the school does a great job of changing up the menus with a lot of different types of foods. I have met a lot of great people at the University of Portland, and that is why it is my favorite place in the world, and has a special place in my heart.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $44,104
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