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Colleges / Linfield University

Linfield University

McMinnville, OR 4-Year Private

About LC

Linfield University is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of McMinnville, OR, less than an hour from Portland.

Founded in 1858, LC currently enrolls around 1,392 students a year, including 1,392 undergrads. The institution runs on a 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term) academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $106,127,462. For each full-time student, LC spends about $12,973.

Admissions Facts About LC

Acceptance rate: 80%

Average GPA: 3.64

Mean ACT score: 24

Mean SAT score: 1146

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: February 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: April 1

LC Acceptance Rate 2021

Admission to LC is moderately difficult. The acceptance rate at LC is 80 percent.

The average high school GPA for a student at LC is 3.64 /4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 1146. The mean ACT scores is 24.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is LC a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

About 81 percent of students who start at LC return the next year. Out of the 461 students who started at LC as first-time freshman, 289 graduate within four years.

Around 75 percent of students who started at LC earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $34,827 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does LC sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is LC a good school for YOU?

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All applicants will receive an admissions decision by April 1.

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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

LC ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

20 to 26

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to LC is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into LC. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

LC SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1050 - 1210

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Math SAT Range

520 - 610

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Reading SAT Range

520 - 620

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1210 and Above

Good

1050 to 1210

Avg

1050 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for LC students is 1162. Applicants with SAT scores of 1210 and above have a good chance of being admitted to LC, while applicants with SAT scores between 1050 to 1210 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1050 have a low chance of being offered a spot at LC.

LC Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$58,992

In State

$58,992

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$44,450
$44,450
Fees
$612
$612
Housing
$12,930
$12,930
Books
$1,000
$1,000

Student Life

Wondering what life at LC is like? There are approximately 1,414 students enrolled at LC. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 60% percent are from OR and 40% percent of students are from other states.

98%

Full Time

2%

Part Time

60%

In State

40%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,414

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

82%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$45,062

Out-of-State

$45,062

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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