University of Portland

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The University of Portland (UP) is a Catholic University in Portland, Oregon. The Congregation related parties of the Holy Cross College was founded in 1901 and is now nationally known especially for their sports program. The women's soccer team at the University was repeatedly successful in the NCAA Women's Soccer Championships.


Archbishop Alexander Christie founded in 1901, the University, which operated at the time by the nearby river Columbia under the names Columbia University. The following year, the congregation took over the management of the College of the Holy Cross. In the 1920s, the Junior College went up, opened the facility in 1925 its College of Arts and Sciences, at the 1929, the first Bachelor titles were won. In the 1930s, the university was given its present name and expanded its from research and teaching area, were taken as medicine and economics. In 1948, more engineering time. 1967 transferred the management of the Congregation of the Institute a committee.

Research and teaching

The University is divided into five sections, these are the College of Arts & Sciences, the Pamplin School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Engineering and the School of Nursing. In this, the following programs are distributed:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Science
  • Computer science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • International Languages ​​and Culture
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Behavioral Research
  • Theology

In addition, there is the Graduate School, which is dedicated to continuing adult education.

Sports program

The sports program was particularly influenced by the former professional football player Clive Charles, who in 1986 took over the management of the NCAA football program at the university. initially only responsible for the men's area, he headed from 1989, the program for the women's teams. Under the name of Portland Pilots, the team entered the competitions of the NCAA. 2002 and 2005, the women's team won this competition. During her studies went through, for example, Conor Casey, Steve Cherundolo, Susanna Heikari, Heath Pearce, Kasey Keller, Shannon MacMillan, Tiffeny Milbrett, Stephanie Lopez, Megan Rapinoe and Christine Sinclair. the football teams of the University.

Known graduates