Linfield College

647 reviews
  1. McMinnville, OR
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Linfield College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northwest Conference
Address
900 SE Baker
McMinnville, OR 97128

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
SAT Range
960-1200
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$25,762/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,344/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,689/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,117/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,948/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,930/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,644Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Dedicated
    44%
  • Stressed but succeeeding
    33%
  • Still acts like their in high school
    17%
  • Sad
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.41 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • The Power of a Small College (literally)
    77%
  • High School Esque
    14%
  • Overly Glorified High School
    9%

After Linfield College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses

Reviews

647 reviews
  • Excellent
    76
  • Very Good
    261
  • Average
    243
  • Poor
    53
  • Terrible
    14
Linfield is a great environment for academic success! The college is small, but the faculty to student ratio is low, so there is room for familiarity and flexibility in scheduling meetings between staff and students. Studying is paramount, yet there is an emphasis on networking with other students during school functions, to facilitate life long connections. This could help with future enterprises between students after college! With all Linfield has to offer, the best thing I found was the opportunity to experience what we are learning through going into the community and applying our knowledge from the classroom in a real world environment.
  • College Junior
  • Aug 12 2012
The computers are fairly accessible and the network is moderately fast and reliable. The computers in the library are open to everyone, and if you're taking classes in certain halls, the computers there are available to you 24 hours a day! There are printers available, and it costs some to print but you can print several pages' worth for just a dollar. However, you definitely want to bring your own computer and maybe your own printer as well to college, seeing as the computers and printers are open to the entire college and the computer labs can get pretty crowded.
  • College Sophomore
  • Apr 17 2013
I love Linfield. At only 1800 students, many people feel like it is too small. Yet that it was what gives Linfield such an advantage over many schools.
It is extremely easy to cultivate relationships with teachers and other members around the campus. It truly is a family atmosphere that always makes you happy.
The academics are not over the top. I am not saying that it is easy, because the classes will always challenge you, but it is not considered to be one of the most rigorous schools in the country. Interestingly enough though, Linfield graduates are very successful after school and I can see why. Having such a tight-knit community to go along with the Liberal Arts degree builds you as a person in ways that I cannot really describe.
Also, 1800 students does not mean we do not know how to party. In fact, I have visited many schools, and Linfield parties harder than most schools, including large state schools. The difference is that we party smarter. Very few accidents, not a lot of hard drugs, but a lot of fun.
Linfield is awesome!
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 18 2012