University of Portland

University of Portland Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Portland Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Portland was awarded 89 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is registered nursing.

Overall Quality

University of Portland landed the #303 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

University of Portland also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Oregon ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into University of Portland?

Acceptance Rate

University of Portland has an acceptance rate of 70%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for University of Portland.

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 Composite scores ranged between 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Portland  ( 23 to 29 )

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University of Portland Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at University of Portland is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Portland is 54%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  54 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Portland

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Portland has a freshmen retention rate of 90%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  90 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At University of Portland the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 71%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  71 out of 100

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University of Portland Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,798 undergraduates at University of Portland with 3,743 being full-time and 55 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Portland Cost?

The overall average net price of University of Portland is $36,464. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for University of Portland

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$27,524 $30,778 $32,916 $38,949 $41,057

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of University of Portland, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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 0.7%. 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.

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How Much Money Do University of Portland Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from University of Portland with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $58,800 in their early years. That's great news for University of Portland students since it is 48% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at University of Portland make the most money.

Location of University of Portland

Located in Portland, Oregon, University of Portland is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for University of Portland are given below.

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

University of Portland Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 42 majors graduated from University of Portland. Of these students, 992 received undergraduate degrees and 193 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 210 $74,300
General Biology 124 $28,300
General Psychology 60 $30,900
Marketing 54 $36,000
Mechanical Engineering 53 $59,000
Teacher Education Grade Specific 42 $39,700
Applied Mathematics 34 NA
Civil Engineering 31 $56,200
Romance Languages 30 $41,500
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 29 $48,300

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Portland along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at University of Portland

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 30 students took at least one online class at University of Portland. This is an increase from the 14 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 30 12
2017-2018 14 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0
2013-2014 0 0

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Notes and References


*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.


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