Multnomah Bible College and Biblical Seminary: Narrative Description

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8435 Northeast Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97220-5898
Tel: (503)255-0332
Free: 800-275-4672
Fax: (503)254-1268
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Independent interdenominational, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1936. Setting: 22-acre urban campus. Endowment: $5.9 million. Research spending 2003-04: $12.5 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $17,561 per student. Total enrollment: 763. Faculty: 53 (24 full-time, 29 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 184 applied, 78% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 48% from top quarter, 86% from top half. Full-time: 514 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 52 students, 44% women, 56% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 54% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 2% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% international, 21% 25 or older, 50% live on campus, 17% transferred in. Retention: 58% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: early semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 4 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 7/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $15,980 includes full-time tuition ($11,090) and college room and board ($4890). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $460 per semester hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: Fall Retreat, Fall Banquet, Saturday in the Park. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 386 college housing spaces available; 280 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. John Mitchell Library with 84,535 books, 7,818 microform titles, 378 serials, 5,048 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $481,406. 42 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Portland State University.

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