2019-2020 University Catalog


Portland, Oregon–“the city of roses” – offers the ideal combination of an urban sports and cultural center in an area of startling natural beauty. Consistently listed as one of America’s “most livable cities,” Portland spans the juncture of the mighty Willamette and Columbia rivers. Just an hour’s drive away, 11,000-foot Mount Hood towers like a great silent sentinel over the city’s eastern horizon and offers a full array of winter recreational options. Less than a hun­dred miles to the west, one of America’s most spectacular coastlines hugs the awesome Pacific Ocean.

Majestic vistas also abound in the nearby Columbia River Gorge. Laced with parks, hiking trails, and various points of interest, the gorge features a number of breathtaking waterfalls. There, Multnomah Falls, a photographer’s favorite, spills over the rim of the gorge and plunges 620 feet into a mist-shrouded pool.

Adjacent to a nine-acre city park, the Multnomah University campus is located in a residential area of east Portland, near the main city ­arteries of 82nd Avenue (Oregon Highway 213), the Banfield Express­way (Interstate 84), and Interstate 205. Multnomah ­students benefit from excellent bus service – virtually at the school’s front door – to and from the heart of the city’s business district.