Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is closely affiliated with the Congregation of Holy Cross and has been ranked among the top 10 schools in the West by U.S. News and World Report for the last 16 years. The university’s sister school is the University of Notre Dame.
The university offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through five divisions that include the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Education, the Pamplin School of Business, the School of Nursing, and the School of Engineering.
The university’s students and faculty have earned many Fulbright, Mitchell, Marshall, and Goldwater fellowships, and have received the Oregon’s Governor’s Award for more than 10,000 hours of volunteer service per year. During the past 15 years, five professors have received awards from the Carnegie Foundation including National Professor of the Year and State Professors of the Year. The university was also ranked 11th out of more than 500 universities with master’s degree programs based on its contributions to the public good in social mobility, research, and service. This school has also been on the President’s Higher Education community Service Honor Roll for the past 5 years.
Learning assistance counselors provide a wide variety of services to help students succeed academically by offering guidance for reading comprehension strategies, note-taking skills, study strategies, test taking skills, and time management.