Linfield College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Pioneer Hall at Linfield College
Pioneer Hall at Linfield College. Photo Courtesy of Linfield College

Linfield College Admissions Overview:

Linfield College has an acceptance rate of 81%, making it a largely accessible school. To apply, interested students will need to submit an application (through the Common Application), a personal essay, SAT or ACT scores, a high school transcript, and a teacher recommendation. Complete instructions and other helpful information can be found at Linfield's website.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Linfield College Description:

Linfield College is a private, comprehensive liberal arts college whose 193-acre park-like main campus is located in McMinnville, Oregon, about an hour southwest of Portland. Chartered in 1858, the college is one of the oldest in the Pacific Northwest. The small college takes pride in its friendly, supportive community with a student-faculty ratio of 12:1. Linfield offers a four-week January Term with classes on campus and across the globe.

Half of all Linfield College graduates have studied outside the U.S. Linfield College offers 47 majors through three programs: the residential liberal arts and sciences program in McMinnville; the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing in Portland; and the Adult Degree Program, which supports students at eight Oregon sites and serves a virtual learning community across the globe.

Students balance academic life with participation in 57 clubs, the visual and performing arts, and athletics. The Linfield Wildcats compete in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference. The football team can boast of the longest winning streak of any college football team in the country, and the women’s softball team has also won NCAA Division III championship titles in recent years.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,632 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $40,175
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,905
  • Other Expenses: $1,750
  • Total Cost: $53,740

Linfield College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 73%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $23,950
    • Loans: $6,888

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 57%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 70%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

    • Men's Sports: Swimming, Track and Field, Baseball, Football, Golf, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Tennis
    • Women's Sports: Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Cross Country, Swimming, Softball, Golf, Lacrosse, Track and Field

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics and Linfield website

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