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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Linfield is an above-average private, Christian university located in McMinnville, Oregon in the Salem Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,334 undergraduate students. The Linfield acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Psychology, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Biology. Graduating 65% of students, Linfield alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $47,300.
900 SE Baker St
McMinnville, OR 97128
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northwest Conference

Linfield University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Linfield Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1020-1200
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$29,664/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,424/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
77%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    19%
  • On Campus
    80%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,334Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
42
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
33%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    36%
  • Stressed but succeeeding
    32%
  • Still acts like their in high school
    27%
  • Sad
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.49 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.60 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • The Power of a Small College (literally)
    60%
  • High School Esque
    30%
  • Overly Glorified High School
    7%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
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Professors are so amazing! Especially Jenn Williams! The LC style of general education is way more flexible and engaging then the standard take basic math, basic writing, etc. And the campus is just beautiful! Non-white-passing diversity and administration are the two downsides here but the students and faculty are aware and are trying their best to make changes.
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Everyone there is extremely inviting and helpful. You feel very welcome and the professors are outstanding! As an undergraduate you can do research, find leadership roles, and easily get involved with things around campus. The dorms are nice and so is the campus in general. It is very quiet, there isn't a lot to do, especially in the evenings. There could be more activity, and there should be more food options. Other than that, I have loved everything. The academics are perfect.
So far I love Linfield! It feels like home and I have made tons of friends from all over Oregon as well as those from out of state. Very diverse with tons of student events ranging from sports, food trucks, and support dogs during finals weeks. I have met lots of great professors that are focused on their student's knowledge and success to obtain the career they are seeking. It's the power of a small college!