A Letter from the Dean of Admissions

I am pleased that you have taken time to learn about University of Portland and explore the opportunities available to you here on The Bluff. As you apply for admission to the University, I want to remind you about some of the benefits of a University of Portland education:

Jason McDonald, Dean of Admissions
  • Small, personal classes taught by faculty, not teaching assistants
  • Broad choice of majors and academic programs (more than 70 undergraduate programs of study)
  • Generous financial aid (freshmen in 2015 - 2016 received an average of more than $23,300 in financial aid (excluding loans) and altogether nearly 98 percent of the University’s students shared more than $108 million in aid)
  • A rich and varied campus life—more than 80 student clubs, nearly three dozen volunteer programs, and academic and extracurricular activities nearly every day of the week
  • Values-centered education (an opportunity to grow intellectually and spiritually)
  • A convenient location (close to downtown Portland and just a short drive to the Pacific coast, Cascade Mountains, or Columbia River Gorge)

The University of Portland offers an intimate, caring Catholic community in an atmosphere ideally suited for study, work, and play.  It's an atmosphere that will prepare you not just for life, but for living. I hope that you’ll be able to join us here for your undergraduate studies.

Jason McDonald
Dean of Admissions

Meet Current Pilots

Kim Rudeen

Kim Rudeen - Class of 2017
BS in Biology

"My favorite professor was Dr. Kate Reagan. She was the professor who came with us when I studied abroad in Costa Rica after my freshman year. She honestly cared about every one of her students and wanted to know us all on a personal level."

Learn more about Kim

Zack Turley

Zack Turley - Class of 2017
BS in Biochemistry and Environmental Science

"Upon graduation I will also dual commission into the United States Air Force as an Officer. If (after my service requirement is completed) I decide I want to leave the Air Force, I plan to become a world famous food critic, sampling and tasting deliciousness from across the globe."

Learn more about Zack

Connor Ward

Connor Ward - Class of 2017
BBA in Marketing

"The small class sizes and excellent Business program were huge factors, but overall it was the students that brought me here."

Learn more about Connor

503.943.7147, admissions@up.edu

Office of Admissions is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798