What sets University of Portland apart from other schools? We like to say that our students, faculty, staff, and alumni not only have the smarts to succeed but the heart to know what success really means. Our faculty are talented teachers who also happen to be top researchers and scholars in their fields. Our students are leaders who participate in their local community and immerse themselves in cultures around the globe. Our alumni have found success as entrepreneurs and nurses; teachers, lawyers and scientists; engineers, legislators; and professional athletes. Our community is made up of thousands of people all working in their own way to make the world a better place. Find out more about the people who are UP.