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Colleges / Linfield University

Linfield University

McMinnville, OR 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate83%
Acceptance Rate83%

About LC

Linfield University Overview

Linfield University is a private, religious school in a small town setting in McMinnville, Oregon. LC was founded in 1858 and presently has around 36 students per year year, which includes 1,762 undergrad students. LC offers on-campus housing for up to 1,125 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 80% of students stay on-campus and participate in campus events and social life.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to LC for Fall 2023 is February 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from LC by April 1.

Student Activities at LC

Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? LC students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? LC has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? LC has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at LC on the Student Life page.

2022 LC Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 83%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 99%
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 99%
Tuition $46,700
Percent of Need Met 79%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $39,730

Is LC a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better look at what LC offers and if the college could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Linfield University

It is moderately difficult to get into LC. The university admitted 83% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 2,229 applications received in 2022, 1,857 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at LC

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 81% of students who start at LC return the next year. 75% of LC undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for LC Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with LC directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

LC's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

LC's endowment was valued at $129.1 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $12,421 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at LC

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

LC meets 79% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $39,730 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $34,972 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at LC.

Based on this information, does LC seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is LC a good school for you?

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Where is LC?

LC is located in the small town setting of McMinnville, Oregon, in the suburbs of Portland.

If you want to see LC for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 99 to McMinnville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Portland International Airport (PDX).

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what LC and McMinnville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

900 SE Baker Street McMinnville, OR 97128-6894

Campus Setting: Small Town

LC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to LC is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to LC is Apr 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Wondering what life at LC is like? There are approximately 36 students enrolled at LC, including 1,762 undergraduate students and -1,726 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 67% percent are from OR and 33% percent of students are from other states.


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