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UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN STATES - [UWS], PORTLAND, OREGON

Portland, OregonLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1904Established Year
  1050Enrollment

University of Western States: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Located in Portland, Oregon, the University of Western States is a private health science-focused university. Founded in 1904 by the name Marsh School and Cure, it deems to be the second oldest chiropractic university in the world. University of Western States’ areas of excellence includes architecture, business, agriculture, communication disorders, law, creative writing, history, and Middle Eastern studies programs. The university was ranked 153 best colleges in National Universities, the University of Western States is also ranked at 109 in Best Colleges for Veterans and 167 in Best Value Schools.

Highlights

College TypePrivate
Campus SettingUrban
UG Application PortalOfficial Website
Student Retention Rate69%
Work-Study ProgramYes
Mode of ProgramsFull time; Online
Campus Housing Capacity3,156
Admission Helpdesk800-641-5641;
admissions@uws.edu

Campus & Residence

  1. In 1973, the university relocated to its current 22-acre campus in Northeast Portland.
  2. The main campus is situated 15 minutes from downtown Portland and is surrounded by all means of public transportation.
  3. The university doesn’t provide on-campus housing, nonetheless, student services assist in providing students with housing options for Portland and surrounding areas near the university.
  4. Few of the common near-campus housing facilities are- Sandstone Manor Apartments, Chinook Way, Troutdale Terrace, Ellington Apartments, The Lodges of Lake Salish, and more.
  5. Students can also head over to American Property Management, Capital Property Management, www.apartmentguide.com, or www.rent.com to have other local housing options.

Programs

  1. The university offers a four-year Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree program that is the second-oldest in the world.
  2. Other master's and graduate certificate programs provided are Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Exercise and Sport Science, Sports Medicine, Sport and Performance Psychology, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and a Master of Science in Diagnostic Imaging.
  3. The university also offers a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology completion program to chiropractic students.

Application Process

International students seeking admissions at the University can follow the below-mentioned admission details:

  • Application Portal: University of Western States Online application
  • Deadlines: Spring- March 6; Fall- September 4; Summer- June 5
  • Application Fee: USD 50
  • Total enrollment: 1,000 (both online and on-campus)
  • Required Documents:
  • Transcripts from all previous institutions attended. Along with the evaluation report from WES.
  • English Proficiency: TOEFL (iBT)- 80
  • Proof of financial support
  • Biographic page of your passport
  • A copy of your U.S. immigration status (if applicable)
  • Graduation rate: 62%, Acceptance rate: 100%

Cost of Attendance

Estimated costs per credit hours for the undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and doctoral students -

FeesUndergraduate Program (USD)Certificate Program(USD)Graduate Program(USD)Doctorate Program (USD)
Tuition (per credit hour)250525525650
Fees75757575
Tuition Deposit-300300300

Financial Aid for International Students

  • At the University of Western States, 89% of freshmen qualify for financial assistance through Federal and State Grants or Awards and Scholarships. With students receiving an average aid package of 17,000 USD.
  • International students are advised to receive government-funded loans and grants from their countries of origin and utilize educational lines of credit and other alternative sources of loans to cover their educational expenses at UWS.
  • International DC Student Grant:
    • UWS offers a $1,000 USD per term grant to all international students enrolling full time in the Doctor of Chiropractic program.
    • Eligibility: Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA while enrolled in the Doctor of Chiropractic program.
    • The grant is valid for the duration of the program.
  • Additional sources of financial aid for international students to study in the U.S. may be private organizations in your country such as businesses, foundations, and religious groups.

Private Sources of Funding

Applying for financial aid programs in the US can be overwhelming due to their extensive application filing process. Here’s a brief list of research scholarship opportunities from private organizations both within the U.S. and India.

Alumni

  1. Having more than 1,200 members in various chapters across 30 cities in the United States and the world, The University of Western States Alumni Association was founded in 1927.
  2. Benefits offered to the alumni include- Save up to 55% on hotels all over the country with Hotelstorm, receive a 10% discount on all live UWS sponsored continuing education, the UWS alumni receive lifetime access to the UWS library and get 10% alumni discount on all UWS campus store purchases.
  3. A few notable alumni: Meredith Barbour, Spencer Smid, Michael Lell, Rusty Kjos, and many more.
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University of Western States Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1303
FAFSA Code012309
Application Cost$50
Accreditation NWCCU
Average Cost of Attendance$12,150 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Attendance Cost

$12,150

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$7,110 / Year
Post Graduate Program$12,150 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsCommission on Massage Therapy Accreditation
Medicine ProgramsThe Council on Chiropractic Education

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
1417501916-
+1-503-256-3180
TELEPHONE
+1-800-641-5641
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2900 NE 132nd Avenue Portland, Oregon 97230
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