Linfield College

Linfield College

Linfield College was chartered as the Baptist College at McMinnville in the year 1858. It later became the McMinnville College. The institute was given its present name in the year 1922. Apart from the main campus in McMinnville, Oregon, Linfield College includes a campus in Portland which offers special courses in nursing and health sciences. Linfield College offers degrees and certificates in a host of academic disciplines. Students can choose from subjects including communication arts, creative writing, biology, anthropology, and computer science.

The athletics teams of Linfield College are nicknamed the Wildcats. Both the men and women members of Wildcats participate in sports including golf, tennis, basketball, and soccer. Besides, the college has several Greek organizations like the Kappa Sigma, Alpha Phi, Sigma Kappa Phi, Delta Psi Delta, and Theta Chi.

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Contacting Linfield

Linfield College
900 SE Baker
McMinnville , OR 97128-6894
General Phone: (503) 883-2200

Linfield Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management94business, accounting, finance, international business
Liberal Arts73German studies, Japanese language, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, anthropology, economics, ...
Science34biology, biochemistry, physical sciences, chemistry, physics, physics courses
Education and Teaching33elementary school teaching, music teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy31health and physical education, exercise science, athletic trainer
Therapy and Counseling17psychology
Media14communication studies, mass communication
Art Studies7art studies
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental studies
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering5computer science
Drama and Performing Arts4drama

Number of programs and degrees for Linfield in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree33738

Linfield Student Body

In 2007-2008, Linfield had a total enrollment of 1,693 students (1,732 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 2%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 7%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 48%
20-21 41%
22-24 8%
25-29 1%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Linfield Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 81 %

Linfield Room and Board (2007)

Linfield offers campus housing for 1,378 of its 1,732 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of McMinnville, Oregon for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Oregon Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Linfield Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490610
SAT Math500610
ACT Verbal2229
ACT Math2127
ACT Composite2127

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT92%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT39%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Linfield Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,414
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,414
Room and board $ 7,770
Room charge $ 4,240
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,620
Books and supplies $ 750
Other expenses $ 1,300

Financial Aid:
Linfield participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 319800)

Linfield Faculty

Linfield has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*2*
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year30$78,0209$75,816
Associate professoracademic year16$58,78621$57,127
Assistant professoracademic year12$49,58813$49,893
Instructoracademic year1*2*
All faculty totalacademic year59$66,48045$58,430

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Linfield Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Northwest Conference
Basketball Northwest Conference
Baseball Northwest Conference
Track Northwest Conference

Linfield Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
German Studies
History, General
Japanese Language and Literature
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Physics, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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