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Linfield College is a private institution that was founded in 1858. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,727, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 193 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Linfield College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 112. Its tuition and fees are $34,328 (2012-13).
Linfield College has a residential campus in McMinnville, Ore. Through the Linfield Curriculum, students take a wide variety of general education courses, no matter what they major in. Undergraduates can get involved in faculty research projects through the Linfield Research Institute. For other ways to get involved, there are more than 40 clubs and student organizations to check out, as well as fraternities and sororities. The Linfield College athletic teams, the Wildcats, compete in the NCAA Division III, and the football team boasts a record of more than 50 consecutive winning seasons. During the school’s January term, Linfield students may complete an intensive four-week course or trip abroad. Notable alumni of Linfield College include Randy Mueller, general manager of the Miami Dolphins; former New York Yankees MVP Scott Brosius; and Peter Fisher, cofounder of third party investments and 401(k) consulting firm AndersonFisher.
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Linfield College is one of the few schools in the Pacific Northwest dedicated exclusively to undergraduate education. The park-like campus is located an hour from Portland, Ore., and an hour from Pacific Ocean beaches, and is home to a vibrant community of students who engage in rigorous intellectual inquiry and experiential learning.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||American Baptist|
When applying to Linfield College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 15. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 76.2 percent and an early acceptance rate of 96.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||76.2%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Linfield College is 12:1, and the school has 67.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Linfield College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Social Sciences; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; and Education. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81.2 percent.
Linfield College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,727, with a gender distribution of 38.6 percent male students and 61.4 percent female students. At this school, 74.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 26.0 percent of students live off campus. Linfield College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Linfield College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, health service, and health insurance. Linfield College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Linfield College, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Linfield College.
|Students who have cars on campus||50%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Linfield College, 73.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,816.
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|Tuition and fees||$34,328 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$9,400 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data