Meet the '21 Pilots

Get to know UP's second largest and most diverse class in history.

By Rachel Ramirez | August 28, 2017 2:03pm

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Freshmen (from left to right) Syd Bennett, Natalie Jones, and Zoë Sirkin get ready for the game in West quad.
by Cheyenne Perry / The Beacon

Each year for over ten decades, the University of Portland’s freshman class size has continuously increased. With approximately 1,018 students, the class of 2021 is the second largest and one of the most diverse freshmen classes in the university’s history, according to Jason McDonald, dean of admissions. 


University Admissions received over 11,138 completed applications and saw a “record number” of about 12,000 campus visits from students this year. Most of the class came from the Pacific Northwest, California and Hawaii. Here are some facts about our newest Pilots on the Bluff:


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The Beacon asked students “Why did they choose UP?” 


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