Multnomah University

8435 NE Glisan St, Portland, United States
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Overview of Multnomah University

About this school

Multnomah University (formerly Multnomah Bible College), founded in 1936, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college and seminary. Its 22-acre campus is located in Portland.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:417
    • Men:216 Men (51.8%)
    • Women:201 Women (48.2%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Multnomah University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
2
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Recommended
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
8435 Northeast Glisan Street
City, State, Zip
Portland, OR 97220-5898
Phone
(503) 251-6485
Fax
(503) 254-1268
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
70% of 198 applicants were admitted
Women
74% of 105 applicants were admitted
Men
66% of 93 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
139 (100%) of 139 admitted students enrolled
Women
75 (96%) of 78 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.20
375 And Above
20%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
25%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
24 average |20-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
18%
• Score 24 - 29
27%
• Score 18 - 23
55%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $24,680 (67.91%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,560 (23.56%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (2.75%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,100 (5.78%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Multnomah University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003206
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
63 (95.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
53 (84.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
53 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
51%
Average Award
$9,693
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 48 (90.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,878
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 48 (90.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,824
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
6 (9.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,695

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
503 (95.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
441 (87.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
441 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
11 (2.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
50%
Average Award
$9,211
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 388 (88.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,846
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 393 (89.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,564
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 6 (1.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
36 (6.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,848

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
98%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$21,020
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Education, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Current Students, International Students, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,500

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


26

Part-Time Faculty


74

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


20%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 54% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 14% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 100% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
293,397
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
36
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Multnomah University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


63.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


38.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


45.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


48.2%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (15)


  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
  • Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Psychology, General
  • Religious Education
  • Religious/Sacred Music
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Youth Ministry

Most Popular Disciplines


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Distance learning, Double major, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Theology and religious vocations, Psychology, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Ministry

Master's Programs of Study (4)


  • Counselor Education
  • Education--General
  • English as a Second Language
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


603,106

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Portland, OR

Campus Size


22 acres

Weather


Temperature
33.7 average low in January, 74.6 average high in September
Rain
152 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Portland
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Portland

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


48% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


52%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Ambassadors
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Multnomah University offers choral groups, student government, commuter life, poetry club, brunch chats, res life

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


364

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
417
Women
201
Men
216

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.5% Asian
  • 3.1% Black/African-American
  • 8.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 8.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 1.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 75.5% White
  • 1.0% Unknown

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


297

Student Resources

Study resources