Multnomah University


Enrollment: 578.

Student Body: 42% female, 58% male, 55.4% out-of-state, 1% international (15 countries represented). Asian 3%, African American 1%, Caucasian 72%, Hispanic 2%, Native American 1%.

Retention and Graduation: 27% freshmen graduate within 4 years.

Faculty: Student/faculty- ratio 13:1. 27 full-time faculty, 677% hold PhDs, 22% are women.


Degrees: Bachelors, masters, post-bachelor’s certificate.

Classes: Most classes have fewer than 10 students. Most lab/discussion sessions have 10-19 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Bible/biblical studies.

Special Study Options: Cooperative education program, distance learning, double major, internships, liberal arts/career combination, teacher certification program.

Career services: Career/job search classes, career assessment.


Housing: Special housing for disabled students, men’s dorms, women’s dorms, apartments for married students, apartments for single students, houses for students with spouses or dependents.

Computers: 100% of classrooms, 100% of dorms, 100% of libraries, 100% of dining areas, 30% of common outdoor areas have wireless network access. Students can register for classes online. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online.


Environment: Metropolis.

Activities: Choral groups, drama/theater, music ensembles, student government, student newspaper.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Basketball. Women: volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: Solid Rock Cafe, A-Frame Community Lounge, STUGO Game Room, Cafeteria, Commuter Lounge, The Solid Rock Cafe, STUGO Game Room and cafeteria are all centrally located in our JCA Student Center along with a computer lab, post-office, and health center.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.228. 27% in top 10% of high school class, 50% in top 25% of high school class, 85% in top 50% of high school class. SAT Math middle 50% range 450-590. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 530-620. SAT Writing middle 50% range 470-610. ACT middle 50% range 19-27. Minimum paper TOEFL 550. Minimum computer TOEFL 213.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Academic GPA, recommendation(s), rigor of secondary school record, standardized test scores, religious affiliation/commitment. Important factors considered include: Application essay, character/personal qualities. Other factors considered include: Class rank, alumni/ae relation, extracurricular activities, talent/ability, volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units recommended: 4 English, 2 mathematics, 3 science, (1 science labs), 2 foreign language, 3 social studies, 2 history.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 134 applied, 87% admitted, 53% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: College transcript(s), essay or personal statement, statement of good standing from prior institution(s). Minimum college GPA of 2.0 required. Lowest grade transferable C-.

General Admission Information: Application fee $40. Regular application deadline 7/15. Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 9/1. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of one semester. Credit offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual tuition $14,280. Room and board $6,500. Average book expense $1,000.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA, institution s own financial aid form. Financial aid filing deadline 7/1. Priority financial aid filing date 3/1.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 4/1.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid. Loans: Direct Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Off-campus job opportunities are good.

Financial Aid Statistics: 75% freshmen, 77% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 4% freshmen, 3% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 65% freshmen, 76% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 48% freshmen, 89% undergrads receive any aid.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics, alumni affiliation, leadership, music/drama.

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