College Deliberately: University of Western States

University of Western States is a small, private not-for-profit, four-year University that emphasizes culture, career and character located in the city of Portland, OR. It is known for Chiropractic, Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist and Athletic Training/Trainer.

University of Western States

place 8000 NE Tillamook Street, Portland, OR 97213
phone Phone: (503) 256-3180
web Web: https://www.uws.edu/
  • University of Western States is also known as:
    University of Western States, Western States Chiropractic College


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University of Western States Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities Accredited 1986-12-01 2023-04-01
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Student Centeredness

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University of Western States is open admissions, meaning that the only requirement for admission is a high school diploma or GED equivalent.


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