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.

See OREGON GOES TO COLLEGE for full list of colleges and universities in Oregon