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in the nation for student Fulbright Awards


consecutive years in the top ten for western regional universities


student-faculty ratio

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private university in Oregon for value, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance


student Fulbright Award recipients since 2001


nationally for study abroad participation among peer schools

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college in Oregon for "return on investment" according to Forbes Magazine


student-run clubs


study abroad programs
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Pearl Kahle
History, Class of 2017

"My four years in UP’s close-knit history department was full of hands-on research and eye-opening classes."

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Meaghan Bradley-Bussell '18
Summer intern at M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Class of 2018

"Internships are important for undergraduate students because they give us a glimpse into the professional world before we are even done with our degrees."

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Chris Fernandez
Tax intern at EY, Class of 2018

"I applied for the internship position at EY because I wanted to see how the skills learned in school could be applied to the on-job work of an accountant."

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Laura McLary
Professor of German Studies

"I'd like to develop a shared vocabulary about student learning in a global and intercultural context."

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Bill Curtis
Associate Professor of Political Science

"I try to challenge my students to think critically about why they believe what they believe."

Learn More about Bill Curtis