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University of Portland

University of Portland

University of Portland

The University of Portland (UP) is a private Roman Catholic university located in Portland, Oregon. It is affiliated with the Congregation of Holy Cross and is the sister school of the University of Notre Dame. Founded in 1901, UP has a student body of about 3,600 students. It is widely known for its women’s soccer program, which won the 2002 and 2005 Division I NCAA Women’s Soccer Championships. UP is ranked 9th in the west for Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report.
The campus is located in the University Park neighborhood near St. Johns, on a bluff overlooking the Willamette River. It is the only university in Oregon to offer, at one location, a college of arts and sciences; a graduate school; and schools of business, education, engineering, and nursing.

University of Portland has five Divisions of study:College of Arts & Sciences, the Pamplin School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Engineering, and the School of Nursing. The most popular majors for undergraduates are Nursing, Biology, Marketing & Management, Finance, Elementary Education, Organizational Communication, Psychology, and Spanish.

The University of Portland sits on top of Waud’s Bluff overlooking the industrialized Swan Island and the Willamette River. The University is located in the University Park neighborhood of North Portland, a primarily residential area of the city. The university campus is bordered by Willamette Boulevard to the east, the Willamette River to the west and south and private residences to the north.

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University of Portland Tuition and Fees


Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 (charges per semester)

Full-time Undergraduate (12 or more credit hours) $16,820.00
Part-time Undergraduate (1 to 11 credit hours, per credit hour) $1,055.00
Graduate (per credit hour) * $940.00
Audit undergrad (per credit hour) $527.50
Audit Graduate (per credit hour) $470.00
* For graduate theology and education programs, contact graduate program director.
Professional Tuition Fees:
For classes in Business, Economics, Computer Science, Undergraduate Education, Engineering and Nursing  (per credit hour) $50.00
Additional Fees for Full-time Undergraduates:
Student Government Fee $70.00
Health Insurance $980.00
All Residence Halls
Standard Room $2,830.00
Single Room $3,295.00
Double/Single $3,688.00
Private Amenities add up to $180.00
Level 1 – $1,320.00 in Dining Dollars $1,960.00
Level 2 – $1,575.00 in Dining Dollars $2,153.00
Level 3 – $1,775.00 in Dining Dollars $2,265.00
Level 4 – $2,675.00 in Dining Dollars $3,065.00

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