Multnomah University

Overview of Multnomah University

Multnomah University is found in Portland, OR. Portland is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Master's degree at Multnomah University.

Areas of Study

The school has a tighter focus on specific areas of study than most colleges its size. Multnomah University is known for its programs in religion and philosophy.

Multnomah University Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 460. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 560.

Student Body

Students numbered 820 in 2007-2008 at the school.

Student Life

Multnomah University offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges.

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Contacting Multnomah University

Multnomah University
8435 NE Glisan St
Portland , OR 97220
General Phone: (503) 255-0332

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Multnomah University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy220bible studies, ministry

Number of programs and degrees for Multnomah University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1131
Postbaccalaureate certificate491
Master's degree582

Multnomah University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Multnomah University had a total enrollment of 820 students (788 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 51%
Women 49%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 68%
Graduate 32%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 15%
20-21 20%
22-24 23%
25-29 19%
30-34 9%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 4%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)1%

Multnomah University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %

Multnomah University Room and Board (2007)

Multnomah University offers campus housing for 360 of its 788 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Portland, Oregon for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Oregon Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Multnomah University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal460620
SAT Math450560
SAT Writing430590
ACT Composite1926

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT83%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT19%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Multnomah University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 14,100
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,100
Room and board $ 5,840
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,800

Financial Aid:
Multnomah University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 320600)

Multnomah University Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$65,1700*
Associate professoracademic year5$56,8950*
Assistant professoracademic year11$47,7964$47,976
Instructoracademic year2*2*
All faculty totalacademic year29$55,5826$47,529

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Multnomah University Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)

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Multnomah University Highlights

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What Sets Multnomah University Apart:

% of degrees in religion and philosophy
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Multnomah University Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Multnomah University Dorm rooms per full-time student
Male % of student body
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Top 12%Multnomah University Male % of student body
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Multnomah University Number of students

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