Multnomah University

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world rank  4431

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University Overview

Founded in 1936, Multnomah University is a non-profit private specialized higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Portland (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Oregon. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Reno, Anchorage. Officially accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Multnomah University (MU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Nondenominational religion. Multnomah University (MU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 86 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. MU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym MU
Founded 1936
Motto If it's Bible you want, then you want Multnomah!
Colours Hunter green and Refiner's gold

University Location

Address 8435 NE Glisan Street
97220 Oregon
United States
Tel +1 (503) 255 0332
Fax +1 (503) 254 1268
Other locations Reno, Anchorage

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 8435 Northeast Glisan Street
Portland 97220-5898
(503) 255 0332
800 275 4672

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 500-999
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Nondenominational Christian-Nondenominational

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions
2000 Classification Theological seminaries and other specialized faith-related institutions
Size & Setting Four-year, very small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions focus, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Multnomah University's Library
Multnomah University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 108,040 physical volumes, 1,774 physical media and 7 licensed digital/electronic databases. Multnomah University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Multnomah University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 221 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)
  • Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
  • Oregon Department of Education
  • Nevada Department of Education

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

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Online Courses

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