Linfield, founded in 1849, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 195-acre campus is located in McMinnville, 38 miles southwest of Portland.

Website: www.linfield.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,376
Undergraduate
Students
(60.5%) 833 Women
(39.5%) 543 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
81% of 2,199 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.68
SAT Math
510-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
560 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$59,452
Tuition and Fees
$44,062
Room and Board
$12,670
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Freshman Award
$38,668
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,792
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
123
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

McMinnville Population
32,187
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Portland
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
73% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Wildcat
Sororities
27% of women participate
Fraternities
28% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.6% Asian
2.2% Black/African-American
18.2% Hispanic/Latino
8.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.0% White
3.5% Unknown
International Students
4.4% from 23 countries
First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
10.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some February 1
SAT Only Considered if submitted February 1
ACT Only Considered if submitted February 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted February 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for advising
ACT: Used for advising

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
900 SE Baker Street
City, State, Zip
McMinnville, OR 97128-6894
Phone
(503) 883-2213
Fax
(503) 883-2472
E-mail
admission@linfield.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
81% of 2,199 applicants were admitted
Women
86% of 1,299 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 900 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
464 (26%) of 1,782 admitted students enrolled
Women
232 (21%) of 1,112 admitted students enrolled
Men
152 (23%) of 670 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
98% of 794 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.68
3.75 and Above
45%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
510-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
23%
Score of 500 - 600
57%
Score of 400 - 500
13%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
560 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
28%
Score of 500 - 600
48%
Score of 400 - 500
20%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
12%
Score of 24 - 29
23%
Score of 18 - 23
58%
Score of 12 - 17
7%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$59,452
Tuition and Fees
$44,062
Room and Board
$12,670
Books and Supplies
$900
Other Expenses
$1,820
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003198
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
304 (94.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
266 (87.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
266 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
99 (25.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$38,668
Need-Based Gift
Received by 215 (80.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,494
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 206 (78.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,820
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 260 (97.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
36 (11.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,500

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,144 (87.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,015 (88.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,015 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
281 (23.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$36,593
Need-Based Gift
Received by 797 (81.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $33,269
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 822 (81.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,962
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 969 (95.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
126 (20.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,340

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
75%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,792
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
17.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
1,106
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
74
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
7
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
696
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,455
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • General Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International and Intercultural Communication
  • International/Global Studies
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Japanese Studies
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
123
Part-Time Faculty
80
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
57%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 45% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 21% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
257,253
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
250
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


McMinnville Population
32,187
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Portland
Campus Size
189 acres

Weather

Temperature
33.7 average low in January, 74.6 average high in September
Rain
147 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in McMinnville
Nearest Train Station
22 mile(s) from campus in Salem

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
73% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Wildcat
School Colors
Scarlet and purple

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse    
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
archery, basketball, bowling, football, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, hawaiian club, linfield ultimate players association, residence hall associations, international club, outdoor club
Sororities
27% of women participate
Fraternities
28% of men participate
ROTC
Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,376
Women
833 (60.5%)
Men
543 (39.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,334
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.6% Asian
2.2% Black/African-American
18.2% Hispanic/Latino
8.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.0% White
3.5% Unknown
International Students.
4.4% from 23 countries
Average Age
34
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
79.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
55.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
63.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
78.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
10.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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