Marylhurst University

Welcome to Marylhurst University

An academic and cultural hub inspiring change in the NW and beyond since 1893

Marylhurst is a premier, not-for-profit, professionally focused liberal arts and business university located in Portland, Oregon. Our community of scholars, professionals and artists offers bachelor’s degree completion programs, exceptional master’s degrees, a variety of courses, continuing education and impressive arts, music and cultural events. Discover what this small, private NW university called Marylhurst can do for you.

Why Choose Marylhurst University


Marylhurst University accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.


From a nationally recognized Art Therapy program to our popular MBA, our graduate programs are well-respected and help our alumni take charge of their futures.


Need to complete your bachelor’s degree? We offer straight-forward, industry connected degree completion programs.Transfer your credits today.


Online, evening or weekend classes make our programs highly accessible to the busy individual who wants to continue to work while completing their degree program.


We offer you a vibrant campus filled with arts, music and cultural events, like our popular Speaker Series or our outdoor concerts called Summer on the Green.

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Marylhurst always has a lot going on like faculty presenting on interesting topics, students doing great things in our community or our music ensembles winning awards. Check out our news and features about Marylhurst University’s students, faculty and extended community.  Visit our full News and Features section.

Zoe Matties, Class of 2016, Marylhurst UniversityMarylhurst alum Zoe Matties ’16 was recently hired as research assistant at Food Matters Manitoba in Winnipeg. [Read More]

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Marylhurst is a community hub of cultural, literary, art and music events, like our free Summer on the Green concerts and our annual Reading Series and Speaker Series. View all upcoming events at Marylhurst, and add our next concert, art exhibition, reading or talk to your calendar.

Northwest Handmade Instrument Exhibit, Marylhurst UniversityMore than 80 artisans from across the Pacific Northwest display and perform on guitars, bowed and stringed instruments, mandolins, banjos, ukes, percussion and ancient instruments.

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A beautiful, historic campus

Marylhurst University is located just 10 miles south of downtown Portland and just minutes from the beautiful Willamette River. More than 60 tranquil acres make up our campus with historic buildings built in the 1930s. Come take a tour. Parking is free.

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Sustainability Focused Campus

As a leader in higher education and in our community, we actively engage in sustainability. We work to set an example of service, social responsibility and stewardship in the natural world through academic programs, our Sustainability Advisory Council, and campus-based sustainability initiatives.

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Inspiring Change Since 1893

Since 1893, Marylhurst has inspired change both locally and globally. Our foundresses, the Sisters of the Holy Names, advocated for access to education and social justice in our region, our graduates have gone on to build organizations that improve our communities and our faculty and staff continue to innovate in and outside of the classroom to inspire the next generation of Marylhurstians.

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Amazing Alumni

What makes Marylhurst unique and special is our incredible alumni who form a powerful network of engaged and socially minded individuals. From alumni who are inspiring change from within at top companies like Nike, Cambia Health, Kaiser Permenante and Alaska Airlines to those who forged their own path as entrepreneurs. Our alumni continue the legacy of excellence that is Marylhurst.

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