Warner Pacific College

Warner Pacific College


Located in the heart of southeast Portland, Warner Pacific is dedicated to seeing individuals, families, and communities flourish. As an urban college designed to serve students from diverse backgrounds, Warner Pacific knows that for a city to thrive, its leaders must be prepared to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our Christ-centered, liberal arts approach invites you to seek answers to difficult questions and will challenge you to expand your comfort zone in order to explore the ways in which you understand society, community, and faith. A student-faculty ratio of 12:1 means that you will have professors who know you by name, and are dedicated to guiding you throughout your college experience.

Programs Supporting First-Generation College Students

Scholarship & Financial Aid Garlington Award

Five incoming freshman receive $2,500 per year as winners of the Garlington Award. These students will show a strong past commitment to diversity, and in order to renew the award for future years, these students will be active members of the Student Diversity Council and one other Student Multicultural organization. These students will be active participants in student diversity programming on campus, advocating for multicultural education, and raising awareness of social justice issues. Learn about all our scholarship opportunities .... Learn more about Garlington Award

Scholarship & Financial Aid Urban Service Track of the Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative

The Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative is Oregon’s only full-tuition, full-need scholarship for emerging urban leaders who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home. Act Six Scholars are chosen for their distinctive leadership, academic potential, and commitment to serving local communities. Warner Pacific and Act Six staff provide ongoing leadership development, internships and preparation in a wide variety of areas necessary for success. Learn more about Urban Service Track of the Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative

First-Year Experience & Transition First-Year Learning Communities

First-Year Learning Communities (FYLCs) at Warner Pacific are groups of 12-15 students who participate together in linked courses that include learning activities that extend outside the traditional classroom setting. FYLCs focus on issues relevant to incoming students including; transitioning to college, social support, study skills, and community building. Dedicated faculty, co-curricular educators and upper-division peer mentors provide a strong framework while building a sense of community that encourages mutual academic, social, emotional, and spiritual support. Learn more about First-Year Learning Communities

Student Life & Support Diversity Council

The Student Diversity Council oversees all student multicultural organizations and is a driving force on campus for diversity education, programs and social justice initiatives. Their primary role is to create an inclusive network between the Student Body and all student multicultural organizations. The Student Diversity Council partners with OCCV (the Oregon Center for Christian Values) in actively seeking social justice for marginalized populations both on and off campus. Learn more about Diversity Council

Mentoring Mentoring at Warner Pacific

Warner Pacific has an active 1-to-1 mentoring program that personally matches students with staff members at the College who share similar interests, family and cultural backgrounds, or professional goals. Staff members commit to meet with their protégé student for at least thirty minutes each week. During this time, mentors use a curriculum developed at Warner Pacific to teach students self-management skills and help them achieve their academic, spiritual and personal goals. Learn more about Mentoring at Warner Pacific

Student Diversity

  • 482
  • 45/56
  • 57%
    First-generation college students
  • 1%
    American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 1%
  • 10%
    Black or African American
  • 17%
  • 3%
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 48%
  • 20%
    Two or more races
  • 5%
    Race and/or ethnicity unknown
  • n/a

Student Success

  • 69%
    First-to-second year retention
  • 66%
    Six-year graduation
  • n/a
    Six-year graduation for underrepresented minority groups
  • 78%
    Freshmen who live on campus
  • 45%
    Undergraduates who live on campus
  • 28
    Full-time faculty
  • 4
    Full-time minority faculty
  • 12:1
    Student–faculty ratio
  • Top 5 Majors

    Education Social Work Biological Science Christian Ministries Business Administration

  • Multicultural Student Clubs and Organizations

    Local Connect volunteering, Campus Ministries activities, Student Diversity Council, and an active College Activities Board dedicated to diversity


Cost of Attendance

  • $22,710
  • n/a
    In-state Tuition
  • $660
    Required Fees
  • $8,320
    Room and Board

Financial Aid

  • $2,548,037
    Total institutional scholarships/grants
  • $16,136
    Average aid package
  • $28,773
    Average student loan debt upon graduation (of those who borrow)
  • 60%
    Pell Grant recipients among freshmen
  • 85%
    Students with financial need
  • 99%
    Students with need awarded financial aid
  • 93%
    Students with need awarded need-based scholarship or grant aid
  • 12%
    Students with need whose need was fully met


Applicant Academics

  • 1,523
    # of applicants
  • 50%
  • 3.23
    Average HS GPA
  • 20
    ACT Composite
  • n/a—n/a
    SAT Critical Reading
  • n/a—n/a
    SAT Math
  • n/a—n/a
    SAT Writing
  • n/a
    SAT/ACT optional


    Regular application closing date
  • $25
    Application Fee
  • $25
    Application Fee (online)
  • yes
    Fee waiver for applicants with financial need
  • n/a
    Early decision plan
  • Rolling
    Early decision application closing date
  • n/a
    Early action plan
  • Rolling
    Early action application closing date