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University of Portland Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into University of Portland? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 6,939 out of 11,200 applicants or 62% were admitted making University of Portland a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. University of Portland typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 7,337 3,863 11,200
Accepted 4,564 2,375 6,939
Acceptance Rate 62% 61% 62%
Enrolled 568 373 941
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 16% 14%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Portland and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 72 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1160 1360
SAT Reading 590 700
SAT Math 570 660
ACT Composite N/A N/A
ACT English 23 29
ACT Math 24 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
0 and Above Good >?
0 to 0 Avg + ?-?
0 to 0 Avg - ?-?
0 to 0 Reach ?-?
Less than 0 Low
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >74%
1260 to 1360 Avg + 62%-74%
1160 to 1260 Avg - 49%-62%
1060 to 1160 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 1060 Low <36%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of Portland. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Portland was 3.63 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as University of Portland accepts 62% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 45% Good
3.50 to 3.75 25% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 3% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Portland and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209825 IPEDS survey data for University of Portland.