Warner Pacific College

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2219 S.E. 68th Avenue

Portland, OR 97215

Phone: (503) 517-1000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#9 Overall Score: 71 out of 100. Regional Colleges (West)

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Warner Pacific College is a private institution that was founded in 1937. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 552, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 17 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Warner Pacific College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), 9. Its tuition and fees are $19,770 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Warner Pacific College, an urban Christ-centered four-year liberal arts college, located in the heart of Portland, Oregon, prepares students from diverse backgrounds for the challenges of the 21st Century. The College actively engages students in transformative learning processes in a college community characterized by relational academic environment that promotes academic rigor, mutual responsibility, and personal development. Students engage in service in and awareness of the needs represented in the College's urban location. Warner Pacific College serves more than 1,500 students, about 550 traditional-aged and about 1,000 working adult students with degree programs ranging from Assoicates to Masters degrees. The College offers 27 majors, 29 minors and 4 pre-profession programs. The College is committed to instilling in students a devotion to practical liberal arts,enabling them to apply their faith and scholarship for the betterment of their communities and civic responsibility. In order to provide greater access to Christian higher education for all students, including first generation and under-served students, Warner Pacific College restructured tuition and financial aid for traditional students in 2008 by reducing tuition by 23%. At present the College's tuition is 35% lower than the national average for private colleges and universities. Through Warner Pacific's core humanities curriculum, students explore the human condition and discover faith and scholarship leads to lives of service. Warner Pacific provides Adult Degree programs for working adults, licensure for public instruction, and holds several memberships and authorizations including the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the Teachers Standards and Practices Commission of the State of Oregon, and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Warner Pacific College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

In the fall of 2009, Warner Pacific College established an Urban Studies program and academic major. In addition, the College Initiated a Peace Studies minor. Both programs reflect the urban mission and focus of the College. Other recent additions to the academic program include majors in Healthcare Administration, Accounting, and Communication.

The urban context in which Warner Pacific College is situated provides incredible opportunities for cultural engagement, amazing internships, to participate in demanding inner-city service projects. The College's focus on its urban mission acknowledges the increasingly urban nature of the world and equips students to live, lead and serve in urban settings.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1937
Religious affiliation Church of God
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $7,690,731


When applying to Warner Pacific College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Warner Pacific College is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 57.8 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 57.8%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Warner Pacific College is 11:1, and the school has 70.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Warner Pacific College include: Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Public Administration and Social Service Professions; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 67.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 42%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 18%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 17%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 12%
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 10%

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Student Life

Warner Pacific College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 552, with a gender distribution of 42 percent male students and 58 percent female students. At this school, 50 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 50 percent of students live off campus. Warner Pacific College is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 552
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Warner Pacific College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Warner Pacific College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Warner Pacific College, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Warner Pacific College.

Students who have cars on campus 70%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Warner Pacific College, 88.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,118.

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Tuition and fees $19,770 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,000 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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