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University of Portland

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1901
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,907
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $81,212,000
Admissions Address

5000 N. Willamette Boulevard
Portland, OR 97203

Website

http://www.up.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissio@up.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: June 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jason McDonald
Admissions office telephone: (888) 627-5601
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: June 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.up.edu/up_sub.asp?ctnt=1524&mnu=20&chl=0&lvl=2 Tuition deposit: $400 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $100 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 3 4
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2 2
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A N/A
Social studies 2 2
History 2 2
Academic electives 7 7
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 65%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 65%
Total applicants: 6,355
Total acceptances: 4,113
Total freshman enrollment: 725
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 2,376
Male acceptances: 1,496
Male freshman enrollment: 246
 
Female applicants: 3,979
Female acceptances: 2,617
Female freshman enrollment: 479  
Out-of-state freshmen: 57%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 145
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 145
Students enrolled from waiting list: 102

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 50%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 81%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 95%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 70%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 99%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 530 – 640
Math: 540 – 640
Combined: 1070 – 1280

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 10.0% 9.0%
600-699 36.0% 42.0%
500-599 41.0% 39.0%
400-499 12.0% 10.0%
300-399 0.6% 0.4%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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