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Linfield College
McMinnville, OR
Linfield, founded in 1849, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 195-acre campus is located in McMinnville, 38 miles southwest of Portland.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,632
   Women 1,012 (62.0%)
   Men 620 (38.0%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 81% of 2,296 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.65 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 518 average
460-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 528 average
460-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
20-24 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $54,730
  Tuition and Fees $40,105
  Room and Board $11,905
Average Percent of Need Met 84%
Average Freshman Award $34,943
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 119
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 49% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
McMinnville Population 32,187
Nearest Metropolitan Area Portland
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 95% of freshmen, 80% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Wildcat
Sororities 25% of women participate
Fraternities 24% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.3% Asian
2.2% Black/African-American
14.3% Hispanic/Latino
11.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.7% White
3.3% Unknown
International Students 3.0% from 19 countries
First-Year Students Returning 82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 57.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 13.0%