Linfield College


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Four-one-four

State: Oregon


Linfield College is a private, comprehensive liberal arts college affiliated with the Baptist Church. Chartered in 1858, the college is one of the oldest in the Pacific Northwest. Linfield's 193-acre main campus is located in McMinnville, Oregon, about an hour southwest of Portland. The college also has a Portland Campus that is home to the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing, and the college offers several programs for adult students though traditional and online classes. On the main campus, areas of study in business are extremely popular. Academics are supported by a healthy 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 17. Student life is active with over 40 clubs and organizations including a small Greek system. Over 60% of Linfield students participate in sports at the intramural, club, or varsity level. The Linfield College Wildcats compete in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference. The college fields ten women's and nine men's intercollegiate teams.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Business, Communication, Economics, Elementary Education, Exercise Science, Finance, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 1720
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 1720
Faculty: 107

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1

Percent Male: 41%
Percent Female: 59%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 63%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

900 SE Baker
McMinnville Oregon 97128


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 22 28
English 21 27
Math 22 27
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 490 610
Math 510 610
Writing 480 590

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 76%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -76%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 750

Other Expenses: 1300

Room and Board: 9000

Tuition and Fees: 32416

Total Cost: 43466

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5524

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 92%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 70%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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