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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Students generally take sexual assault more seriously than on most college campuses, though incidents happen more than the administration knows. However, they do actively work to prevent assault on campus, and kicked out a student who had been charged with sexual assault, and he was on the football team.

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Parties were more prominent my first years at Linfield than my senior year. It seemed like the party scene had dried up when I came back from my semester abroad, mostly due to increased campus security. Greek Life always had parties every weekend, but have parties less often than before. Off campus houses always had better parties in my opinion.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Many people complained that McMinnville was too small and there was nothing to do, but I didn't find it that bad. 3rd street was great for hanging out on the weekends and if you have a car, it's only an hour to downtown Portland.

4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Campus administration is generally very good and genuinely care about the well being of students. There has been some tension between students and campus police, who have become much stricter in recent years.

2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Dining has never been good and only got worse after I left the meal plan. Dinners are all you can eat prepaid which is great if you're a football player but not so much if you don't eat tons of food-you'll be overpaying. They also got rid of catty shack which was a great option for sandwiches and snacks-now you have to go off campus to 7-11 to get anything decent. It's nice that they have Starbucks, but the lines are always long and the coffee is very expensive.

5 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I received great scholarships-enough that I didn't have any student loans when I left, though most students I knew had some kind of debt. The sticker price is about $10,000 less than similar liberal arts colleges and over 90 percent of students receive financial aid. Everyone I knew had a work study job of some sort.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: McMinnville has some of the best dining in Oregon, with nationally ranked restaurants thanks to the wine country that surrounds the town. However, these are probably out of most student's price range. There are a number of good restaurants and bars on third street, which is about a mile off campus and easy to walk to. You'll find lots of students out on 3rd on Saturday night.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is much cheaper than the on student apartments for seniors. Many students have off campus houses that they pass down through the years, so they have a reputation as being a student house in the community. There are lots of options and almost all students who live off campus are less than a mile from school, so commuting is very easy.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I wasn't in Greek Life but it is pretty prominent on campus. About 1/3 of the students are members. Only fraternities have houses, the sororities only have chapter rooms. The frat houses are ok, but pretty dingy looking compared to most Greek Life chapter houses. Though they are prominent, you definitely don't have to be in Greek Life to attend the parties or have a social life.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: My advisors and professors were amazing and far exceeded my expectations coming into Linfield. They went out of their way to ensure you achieved the most you could out of your classes. Since there are no graduate students, it is very easy to become involved in academic research and attend conferences. Political Science students are required to complete an internship prior to graduation. Most students intern regionally, but it is definitely possible ti intern in Washington DC, which I did along with another student.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Housing is fairly strict- you must be a senior or or be 21 to live off campus. However, the college has a number of apartment complexes on campus you can live on for you junior year, so you won't be in the dorms. These are pretty nice and many seniors live in them as well. Housing is done by a lottery system with total number of credits of all the roommates added up, so take a full course load each term and transfering in AP or community college credits will significantly move you up the list. Otherwise, you might be stuck with your 5th or 6th choice for housing.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I love playing sports here, the fans are the best, the students really support the athletic teams, and the facilities are top notch!

4 College Freshman

Local Area: The sports venues are exciting, the campus is very safe, and there are local events going on at the campus almost everyday.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are small, but having bunk beds really helps save space!

4 College Freshman

Majors: I love my majors and think they are very well taught. I have a heavy workload and am also involved in sports, so it makes class work that much harder.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The food is tasty and many resturants are within walking distance. Alf's Hamburger's and Jake's Deli is only a quarter mile away from campus.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Get good grades, be involved in as many things as possible in high school, and the scholarships will come.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm Greek, but it's a bigger deal for the fraternities than the sororities.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: It's a very small town, but you still have to drive to most places.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a lot of good financial aid. However, they decided about $600 doesn't get to be covered by my loans about a day before my payment was due....so that sucked.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Noise and drinking/drug violations are pretty strict. It mostly depends on how well you and your RA get along.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The school is so small, and campus police is around all the time. It's pretty easy to feel safe, and I'm not too concerned about being out alone or at night.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Most people either go to 3rd street, Sharis, or Panda Express. They're all pretty good and cheap and I think they all have discounts.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties revolved around alcohol. They're not fun if you can't or don't drink. A lot of people leave for the weekends anyway.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety is taken up seriously at Linfield. There are escort services and a significant presences of campus sercurity officers. Sexual assault is directly discussed and students are educated about it.

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The majority of students states that Linfield College is excellent if you're looking for smaller classes, individual attention, and a focus on academics with the opportunity to enjoy sports and extracurricular activities. Linfield has excellent professors who really care about students; the only drawback is that the school is located in a small rural town, where it can sometimes seem boring. However, if students are willing to look hard enough, there is always something to do, no matter what students' interests are. Generally, everything is accessible, and there are plenty of resources. It's relatively easy to find your niche.

Linfield is an excellent college for those who are looking for a small school with a focus on academics, access to professors, and a strong emphasis on the study abroad program. The College is perfect for students who want a balance between academics and developing leadership skills through civic events in the community, internships, as well as having the time to participate in extracurricular activities. The College's mantra is that "Linfield is a place of connecting learning, life, and community." Hands-on learning through projects and developing real world skills from internship programs and international study (as well as extracurricular activities) are valuable experiences that students prize at Linfield.

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