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LC Admissions

If you want to apply to LC, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is February 1 and the fee for the application is $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should hear back from LC by April 1.

Applying Early to LC?

Linfield University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! LC will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15. LC accepts about 99% of early action applicants* and 80% all applicants for all deadlines.. Last year, LC admitted 766 of the 776 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is LC Hard To Get Into?

LC is amoderately difficult school to get into. LC evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, LC **accepted 80% of students, around 1,804 of the 2,250 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like LC, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to LC?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at LC

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

LC 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to LC must submit the following items. Double check with LC's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into LC?

Students admitted to LC have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 0% submitted a class rank.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Linfield University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 0%
3.75 and 3.99 21%
3.50 and 3.74 25%
3.25 and 3.49 13%
3.00 and 3.24 13%
2.50 and 2.9 5%
2.00 and 2.49 0%
LC does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

LC is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 64% of LC's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 31% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for LC?

To be competitive with other LC applicants, you should strive to earn between 1060 and 1210 (or higher!) on the SAT. At LC 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1210 and 25% of scored lower than 1060, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a LC student is 1146.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of LC students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of LC students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for LC?

To be most competitive at LC, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for LC's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for LC students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Linfield University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to LC.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is April 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by May 15.

Transfer students can enroll in LC during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

LC Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to LC?

Students who are admitted to LC must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does LC accept transfer credits?

LC accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. LC accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES Life Long Learning Credit ACE recommendations for credit

Does LC accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

LC accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to LC?

No, LC is test optional, so you can choose whether to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is LC's acceptance rate?

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What is the early action acceptance rate at LC?

The early action acceptance rate at LC was 99% in 2021.

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LC Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

80%

How hard is it to get into LC? LC is a somewhat selective institution. The LC acceptance rate is 80%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.

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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 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

Good

20 to 27

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 27 and above have a good chance of getting into LC. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 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

1060 - 1210

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Math SAT Range

520 - 600

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Reading SAT Range

530 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1210 and Above

Good

1060 to 1210

Avg

1060 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for LC students is 1146. Applicants with SAT scores of 1210 and above have a good chance of being admitted to LC, while applicants with SAT scores between 1060 to 1210 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1060 have a low chance of being offered a spot at LC.

LC GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.64

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At LC, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.64. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,392

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

80%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$45,962

Out-of-State

$45,962

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Application Deadline

Feb 1
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