At University of Portland you will explore who you are and who you want to be. With our Schools of Business, Education, Engineering, and Nursing, our College of Arts and Sciences, and Graduate School, you will find extraordinary opportunities to cultivate your best self. Participate in service-learning projects and work-integrated learning experiences, complete research with faculty, and develop leadership skills through entrepreneurial programs, clubs, and campus ministry. Expand your worldview by studying abroad and hearing renowned speakers on campus share their expertise. And with downtown Portland only ten minutes away, you can enjoy city excitement with amazing food, music, parks, and more.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Computer Science
  • French Studies
  • Gender/Women/and Sexuality Studies
  • Spanish

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Volunteer Service and Immersion
  • Diversity/Equity/and Inclusion

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


To apply as a first-year student, you either have not yet graduated from high school (or the equivalent), or you have not taken any college courses since you graduated. If you are receiving college credit while attending high school, you are still considered a first-year student when applying. However, University of Portland will review your college credits to determine academic standing at a later date. We recommend applying by our priority deadline of November 15 and highly encourage students to apply well in advance of our January 15 deadline.


To apply as a transfer student you must have received your high school diploma (or the equivalent) and have college credit from a community college or university. If you have not already graduated from a high school (or the equivalent), please apply with the first-year application. For transfer students, we recommend applying by December 1 for Spring admission (semester starts mid-January) and July 15 for Fall admission (semester starts the end of August).

Additional Information

University of Portland offers need-based aid as well as merit scholarships based on academic achievement for both first-year and transfer students. We also offer talent scholarships in Division 1 athletics, music, and theater. For details on talent scholarships, contact Pilot Athletics or the Department of Performing & Fine Arts. Learn more about scholarships and grants at 

Visit us

We offer daily information sessions and campus tours Monday through Friday, as well as special visit events. Times and dates can be found in the registration form available at, and may vary depending on the time of year and the type of visit you choose. UP will personalize your visit based on whether you are a first-year or a transfer student. We recommend scheduling your visit at least two weeks in advance. We look forward to your visit!

I thrive in environments where I feel heard, known, and connected. UP’s smaller size allows me this experience and to form relationships with peers and professors. My favorite aspects of campus life are the community and the constant support it provides.

Laura, Student, Class of 2025
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

5000 N Willamette Blvd
Portland, OR 97203, United States of America

Phone number

(503) 943-7147