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2 College Freshman

Diversity: I came from a very liberally progressive area until I moved here. Many kids from the Portland or Seattle area tend to be a bit more liberal, however there are a fair amount of conservatives.

2 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There are mainly white students here. We do have international students from Hawaii and Japan, but besides that our school isn't very diverse

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Linfield has made a strong effort to increase the diversity on campus over the past several years and has succeeded.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I hang out with greek life, foreign exchange students, people from my hall, people from my intramural sports classes, etc. There is a large variety.

3 College Senior

Diversity: The majority of the school is caucasian students, sometimes it is nice to be a minority.

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Most students feel that the campus is pretty diverse, and the school goes out of its way to emphasize global exchange, especially with Diversity Week, where students have the opportunity to share their cultural and ethnic heritage. Overall, students on campus are a good mix of friendly, well-rounded people. There is also a wonderful travel abroad program, so the campus does get a good share of foreign students who study on campus, as well. The study abroad program is excellent, being one of the top schools of its kind. The International Programs Office provides study abroad opportunities in 14 world locations, including France, Norway, England, Austria, Australia/New Zealand, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Ireland, and Hong Kong.

Linfield College emphasizes diversity through respect of different thoughts, cultures, and ideologies. Students are required to take a writing-intensive course addressing global diversity and a course dealing with American pluralism. Off-campus educational experiences include the Semester Abroad program, involving four months of study in various locations in Europe, Asia, and Mexico. With emphasis on understanding others in a global environment, students are generally open to new ideas, thoughts, and social acceptance. Linfield truly does embody a diverse campus, as the students are generally aware, tolerant, and open to people from all walks of life.

Facts & Statistics

African American
2%
Asian
6%
Hispanic
8%
International
6%
Native American
1%
White
62%
Unknown
5%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
52%
Common States of Residence
  • Alaska
  • California
  • Foreign countries
  • Hawaii
  • Washington
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 52%
20-21: 41%
22-24: 5%
25+: 1%
Female Faculty
47%
Male Faculty
53%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 1%
Asian American: 5%
Hispanic: 3%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 86%
Unknown: 6%
Gay Pride
Linfield College students are open about sexual orientation; however, there is not a very visible gay presence throughout the College. Fusion is Linfield's gay/straight alliance club.
Political Activity
At Linfield, there is a range of different students with different political standings. The majority of students are moderate, some more conservative than others; there's also a mixture of students who tend to be more liberal. A large number of students are concerned about the environment and participate in various activities to promote a sustainable community.
Economic Status
The students come from diverse backgrounds, and as such, there will be students who may participate in work-study programs and others from affluent families where the parents pay the full expenses.
Most Common Religions
Linfield College has a historic background and is affiliated with American Baptist Church. Overall, religion has a presence on campus; however, it is not dominating or overbearing. Clubs and organizations include Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Catholic Campus Ministry.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Students are generally open, tolerant, and accepting of all types of students, so the clubs are predominately based on interests and passions rather than any particular "minority group."

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 33 responses

  • 15% Progressive/very liberal
  • 36% Liberal
  • 21% Moderate
  • 18% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 3% Libertarian
  • 6% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 45 responses

  • 9% Progressive/very liberal
  • 49% Liberal
  • 27% Moderate
  • 4% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 11% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 45 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 21 responses

  • 14% Republican
  • 33% Democratic
  • 19% Independent
  • 5% Other party not mentioned
  • 29% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 15 responses

  • 53% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 40% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 7% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 22 responses

  • 59% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 36% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 5% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 35 responses

  • 51% Very accepting.
  • 40% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 3% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 6% It's hard to be a minority here.

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