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
1,535
Undergraduate
Students
(60.1%) 922 Women
(39.9%) 613 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
81% of 2,325 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.64
SAT Math
551 average
510-600 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
564 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$58,334
Tuition and Fees
$43,194
Room and Board
$12,420
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Freshman Award
$36,595
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$34,244
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
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
74% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Wildcat
Sororities
24% of women participate
Fraternities
23% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.2% Asian
2.0% Black/African-American
17.0% Hispanic/Latino
10.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.9% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
60.5% White
3.1% Unknown
International Students
4.3% from 22 countries
First-Year Students Returning
81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
65.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
16.0%
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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 February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
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
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
December 1

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 2,325 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 1,337 applicants were admitted
Men
76% of 988 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
464 (25%) of 1,878 admitted students enrolled
Women
261 (23%) of 1,128 admitted students enrolled
Men
203 (27%) of 750 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
99% of 481 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
3.64
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
551 average
510-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
31%
Score of 500 - 600
48%
Score of 400 - 500
17%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
564 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
30%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
19%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
7%
Score of 24 - 29
37%
Score of 18 - 23
50%
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
Top tenth: 30%
Top quarter: 67%
Top half: 93%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
4%
Class President
1%
Student Government Officer
5%

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$58,334
Tuition and Fees
$43,194
Room and Board
$12,420
Books and Supplies
$900
Other Expenses
$1,820
Payment Plans
Installment plan

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 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
376 (94.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
330 (87.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
330 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
84 (25.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$36,595
Need-Based Gift
Received by 267 (80.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,393
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 260 (78.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,009
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 323 (97.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
46 (11.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,043

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,289 (87.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,156 (89.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,156 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
268 (23.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$34,716
Need-Based Gift
Received by 942 (81.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,935
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 941 (81.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,915
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,105 (95.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
300 (20.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,043

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$34,244
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
19.0%
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
1,227
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
65
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
32
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
747
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,379
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International and Intercultural Communication
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Physics, Other
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Social sciences
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
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
81
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
190,995
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
74% 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
26%
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
basketball, bowling, football, soccer, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, fellowship of christian athletes, linfield ultimate players association, hawaiian club, international club, outdoor club
Sororities
24% of women participate
Fraternities
23% of men participate
ROTC
Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,535
Women
922 (60.1%)
Men
613 (39.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,505
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.2% Asian
2.0% Black/African-American
17.0% Hispanic/Latino
10.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.9% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
60.5% White
3.1% Unknown
International Students.
4.3% from 22 countries
Average Age
34
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
65.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
75.8%
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
16.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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