The University of Portland is a smaller Catholic school with "manageable class sizes," a "strong core curriculum," and "great financial aid." You'll find an "awesome" engineering program, "very good" majors in the hard sciences, and "a highly reputable nursing program" here. There are "lots of study abroad opportunities" as well, including a full academic year in Salzburg that involves art history and pit stops in a host of glorious cities. The generally "caring and interested" faculty receives high marks. "I have had some not-so-good professors, but most of them have been fantastic," relates a nursing major.
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