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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about LC in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for more schools that might be a good fit for you.
First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1210 and Above
1050 to 1210
1050 and Less
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.
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.
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