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University of Portland

Located on a bluff that overlooks the Willamette River on the outskirts of the city, the University of Portland doesn't feel like an urban campus but still benefits from all the amenities of one. The institution is best known for its health sciences and engineering programs, though students can also major in subjects like German studies, marketing, and theology. When they're not in class, students can join special-interest clubs focused on everything from swing dance to the Magic: The Gathering card game. The Portland Pilots compete in Division I, where the women's soccer and men's cross country teams routinely attract crowds. Another highlight is the Entrepreneur Scholars Program, which gives students the opportunity to meet with experts, check out apprenticeships, and test real-world ventures. Additionally, UP has a robust study abroad program with options on five continents -- why not spend a semester in Australia, Spain, France, or South Korea? Graduates will be in good company: Alumni include soccer player Megan Rapinoe and actor Kunal Nayyar.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$61,900
% of students who get any grants
97%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$35,600
Average price for low-income students
$24,470
admissions
Acceptance rate
70%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1230/26
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
3,851
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
79%
% of need met
74%
% of students who get merit* grants
38%
Average merit grant
$17,838
student success
Graduation rate
82%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$24,900
Average salary within 3 years
$57,400
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
33%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
June 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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