Private Universities

Private universities offer undergraduate, bachelor degrees as well as master's and doctoral degrees. Some private universities can be more competitive than public universities, however this varies significantly.

  • Typically tuition is higher in a private universities but this isn't always the case. 
  • Many private universities have large endowments and may offer generous financial aid packages to competitive students with financial need.
  • Accredited private universities accept federal and state grant funding for students. 

Application Information and Tips
  • As with all schools, it is best to search the individual universities' websites for specific requirements and deadlines. 
  • Some private universities are highly selective and their admissions will go far beyond the usual GPA, course rigor and test score criteria.

List of Oregon Private Universities 

SchoolMain Campus
Concordia University Portland
Corban University Salem
George Fox University Newberg
Gutenberg College Eugene
Lewis & Clark CollegePortland
Linfield CollegeMcMinnville
Mount Angel Seminary Saint Benedict
Multnomah University Portland
National University of Natural MedicinePortland
New Hope Christian College Eugene
Northwest Christian University Eugene
Oregon College of Art and CraftPortland
Oregon College of Oriental MedicinePortland
Pacific Northwest College of ArtPortland
Pacific UniversityForest Grove
Reed CollegePortland
University of Portland Portland
University of Western StatesPortland
Warner Pacific College Portland
Western Governors Universityonline only
Western SeminaryPortland
Western University of Health Sciences: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-NorthwestLebanon
Willamette UniversitySalem
See OREGON GOES TO COLLEGE for full list of colleges and universities in Oregon