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.
  • A comprehensive University comprised of four professional schools, Business, Education, Engineering, and Nursing, and a College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Generous financial aid. For the 2017-2018 academic year students received an average of $26,500 in aid, excluding loans, and 98% of all full-time undergraduates shared over $92 million in aid.
  • A rich and varied campus life—more than 95 student clubs, nearly three dozen volunteer programs, and academic and extracurricular activities every day of the week.
  • Values-centered education that is focused on your intellectual and spiritual growth.
  • A convenient location that is  close to downtown Portland and just a short drive to the Pacific coast, Cascade Mountains, or Columbia River Gorge.

At the University of Portland you will find an engaged, passionate, and thoughtful community of students, faculty, and staff. Our Catholic community and hands-on teaching philosophy will help prepare you not only for a career, but for your life ahead. I hope that you can join us on the Bluff for your studies.

Jason McDonald
Dean of Admissions


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Aracely Mejia

Aracely Mejia - Class of 2020
Mechanical Engineering

"I fell in love with the city of Portland and UP was the University that caught my eye. When I visited UP, I was hooked!"

Learn more about Aracely Mejia

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