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University of Portland is a private not-for-profit institution located in Portland, Oregon. Portland is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

208 Undergraduate Degrees
8 Graduate Degrees
$40,423 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
70% Acceptance Rate

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University of Portland Rankings

We have ranked University of Portland as #85 out of 1,284 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

University of Portland has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#85 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#174 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at University of Portland.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#85 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#173 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards University of Portland has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#23 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#102 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual
#173 Best Colleges College Factual

Where Is University of Portland?

Location of University of Portland

Contact details for University of Portland are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5000 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, OR 97203-5798
Phone: 503-943-8000

How Do I Get Into University of Portland?

You can apply to University of Portland online at:

Admission Requirements for University of Portland

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into University of Portland?

70% Acceptance Rate
65% Of Accepted Are Women
70% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Portland is 70%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 65% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 71%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.

Average Test Scores

About 70% of students accepted to University of Portland submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 660. Math scores were between 560 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Portland  ( 580 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Portland  ( 560 to 660 )
University of Portland received ACT scores from 54% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 28. Math scores were between 23 and 30. Composite scores were between 23 and 29.

ACT English Scores for University of Portland  ( 23 to 28 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Portland  ( 23 to 30 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Portland  ( 23 to 29 )

Can I Afford University of Portland?

$40,423 Net Price
50% Take Out Loans
0.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Portland is $40,423. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At University of Portland, approximately 50% of students took out student loans averaging $7,313 a year. That adds up to $29,252 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Portland is 0.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Portland Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,743 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,798 undergraduate students at University of Portland, with 3,743 being full-time and 55 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  University of Portland

There are also 456 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,743 full-time undergraduates at University of Portland, 39% are male and 61% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  University of Portland

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Portland students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of University of Portland Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 608
Black or African American 54
Hispanic or Latino 503
White 1,992
International Students 92
Other Races/Ethnicities 494

Geographic Diversity

Oregon students aren't the only ones who study at University of Portland. At this time, 29 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 47 countries are represented at University of Portland. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and Indonesia.

Online Learning at University of Portland

0 Took All Classes Online
14 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 14 students took at least one online class at the school.

University of Portland Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 208 0 208
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 8 8
Clinical Nurse Leader 0 0 0
Clinical Nurse Specialist 0 0 0
Nursing Administration 0 0 0
Nursing Education 0 0 0
Nursing Practice 0 0 0
TOTAL 208 8 216


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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