Local/Regional Liberal Art Schools Highlights
Local/Regional Liberal Art Schools
Highlights for Students
Franklin High School 2012
Concordia University: NE Portland, 1800 undergraduates
Average GPA: 3.0-3.6
SAT: CR 500, Ma 500
Known for: Nursing (4 year program, admitted in as incoming freshman with a minimum of a 3.25 in math/sciences, must maintain competitive GPA for 2 years during acquisition of pre requisites)
Known for: Education
Known for: Business
Known for: Exercise science, other health sciences, including pre med
Merit Scholarhips: availalble for students who have ACTs of 26 and above, leadership and/or athletic monies available with competitive academics
Merit monies up to 14k/year for 4 years.
George Fox University, Newberg, OR 1800 undergraduates
Average GPA: 3.3-3.6 GPA
Known for: Business, Human Services, Education, Engineering
Ranked as a top Christian college accredited by NW Commission on Colleges
Merit Scholarships: Leadership, Diversity, Department Specific. 2K-6K/year
Lewis and Clark College, Portland OR: 1900 undergraduates
Average GPA: 3.5-4.0
75% attended Public High Schools, 25% attended private
Known for: Pre Law, Pre med, Economics, Natural Resources/Environmental Studies, Political Science, Humanities
Merit Scholarships available for highly academically qualified students. No separate application required.
Linfield College: McMinnville, OR, 1700 undergraduates
Average GPA: 3.3-3.8
SAT: 1000-1200 (CR and Math)
Known for: Nursing (admitted into as incoming freshman, must maintain 2.75 to be admitted into school of nursing as a junior) Transfers accepted into nursing but much more competitive than going from Linfield.
Known for: Business – largest department. Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Sports Management (new), International Business: opportunities for internships.
Known for: Sciences: Biochemistry and Applied Physics, Computer Science (100 % of graduates employed in last years) Linfield encourages science research on campus and has money for such work.
Merit Scholarships: 3.4 GPA automatic merit $$, 3 AP classes, more merit available. Up to 30K available/year with need.
Pacific University: Forest Grove, OR: 1600 undergraduates
Average GPA: 3.0
SAT: 500 CR, 500 Ma
Known for: Natural Sciences, Exercise Science (Have graduate programs in PT,OT, Dental, Optometry)
Known for Business (internships with Intel, Nike)
Known for: Vocal and Music Program
Merit Scholarhips: up to 22K/year, 80% of need met.
Reed College, Portland OR: 1300 undergraduates
Average GPA: 3.8+
56% public schools, 33% private
Known for strong humatiies program, sciences,math. Many students go on to pursue PhD, MDs. Engineering has 3/2 program with Columbia, Cal Tech Poly, and Renesselaer Polytechnical Institute
No merit scholarships. Need based only.
University Of Portland, North Portland, 3200 undergraduates
Average GPA: 3.68
Known for Nursing (oldest program in state). Accepted directly into nursing program after 2 years with 2.7 GPA in college. Rolling admission, apply early, nursing filled by Dec 1. Must have taken chemistry in high school for admission into nursing program.
Known for: Engineering: Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer.
Known for: Drama: Nationally accredited
Merit Scholarships: 5-18K
Warner Pacific College, Portland OR: 1600 undergraduates
Average GPA: 2.85-3.57
Known for: Business, Exercise Science, Biology/Natural Sciences, Education
Merit Scholarships: Leadership, Academics (amounts vary 1k-8K)
Western Oregon State University, Monmouth, OR: 5000 undergraduates (state university)
Average GPA: 3.2 (avg 2.7-3.4)
Known for: Education
Known for: Business
Known for: Criminal Justice
Known for: American Sign Language Program
Pre Med/Pre RN: Growing departments (5 year program with OHSU for nursing)
Merit Scholarships: $1-10K, $3500 for Diversity grant
Williamette University, Salem Oregon: 2000 Undergraduates
Average GPA: 3.67
Known for: Politics/Political Science (Capital across street), Foreign language, Music, Theater, Biology, Environmental Science
Merit Scholarships: each student is evaluated individually
Other Regional Liberal Arts Colleges with excellent reputations that give merit $$:
Pacific Lutheran University
Seattle Pacific University
University of Puget Sound