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Colleges / Linfield University

Linfield University

McMinnville, OR 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate90%

LC Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Linfield University. The acceptance rate at Linfield University is 90%. Out of 2,085 applications received in 2023, 1,878 students were offered admission.

If you are considering submitting an application to Linfield University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Linfield University for fall should anticipate a decision by April 1.

Linfield University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Linfield University's admissions stats.

Linfield University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Linfield University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Linfield University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 1 January 15

Considering Applying Early to Linfield University?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Linfield University will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

Linfield University accepts around 99% of early action applicants and 90% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Linfield University admitted 674 of the 683 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early to boost their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.

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

More on Linfield University Admissions

Transferring to Linfield University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Linfield University

Linfield University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Linfield University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Linfield University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Linfield University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Linfield University for more information on admission factors.

Linfield University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Linfield University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Linfield University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Linfield University?

Students admitted to Linfield University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6. Linfield University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Linfield University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Linfield University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Linfield University. Applicants should hear back by May 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Linfield University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Linfield University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Linfield University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Linfield University.

Does Linfield University accept transfer credits?

✅ Linfield University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Linfield University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

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

✅ Linfield University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Linfield University?

✅ Linfield University is not test optional.

What is Linfield University's acceptance rate?

✅ Linfield University's acceptance rate is 90%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Linfield University?

❌ Linfield University does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Linfield University?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Linfield University was 99% in 2021.

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LC Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into LC? LC is a somewhat selective institution. The LC acceptance rate is 90%. This means that the institution accepts 90 out of every 100 applicants.


LC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to LC is Continuous processing.

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

LC SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At LC, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.61. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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