How devout is U of Portland?

<p>How dominant and noticeable is religion in there and how seriously is Catholicism taken? Since it's in the NW yet Catholic, are the students more liberal or conservative?</p>

<p>Since it IS a Catholic school, you will see crucifixes in classrooms, priests, brothers and nuns as teachers, and no distribution of birth control. As far as religion of the students, they are a mix. Some believe and some don’t, some practice and some don’t. Politically, I’d say it’s also mixed. Overall, it seems to be accepting and pleasant.
As with other Catholic schools, you are not required or expected to be Catholic, but you will be required to take some mixture of religion and philosophy classes.</p>