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Linfield University - McMinnville Campus Overview

Linfield University - McMinnville Campus is a private not-for-profit institution located in McMinnville, Oregon. The charming, small-town atmosphere of McMinnville draws many to the area.

What Is Linfield University - McMinnville Campus Known For?

304 Undergraduate Awards
$31,513 Avg Cost After Aid
80% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Linfield is 3%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at Linfield.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Linfield makes roughly $55,200 a year. This is 35% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • The average Linfield student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Linfield University - McMinnville Campus Rankings

Linfield is ranked #286 out of 2,587 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #3 out of 36 schools in Oregon.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Linfield.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#42 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure & Fitness Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Best Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#144 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Linfield has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#58 Best Teaching Schools Teaching Degree Search
#79 Best Health & Physical Education Schools College Factual
#89 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Schools College Factual
#102 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Schools College Factual
#150 Best Education Schools College Factual
#245 Best Business Administration & Management Schools College Factual

Where Is Linfield University - McMinnville Campus?


Contact details for Linfield are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 900 Se Baker, McMinnville, OR 97128-6894
Phone: 503-883-2200

How Do I Get Into Linfield?

You can apply to Linfield online at:

Admission Requirements for Linfield

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Linfield?

80% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
64% Submit SAT Scores
Linfield has an acceptance rate of 80%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 73%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Average Test Scores

About 64% of students accepted to Linfield submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 610. Math scores were between 520 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Linfield University - McMinnville Campus  ( 530 to 610 )

SAT Math Scores for Linfield University - McMinnville Campus  ( 520 to 600 )
Linfield received ACT scores from 31% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Linfield University - McMinnville Campus  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Math Scores for Linfield University - McMinnville Campus  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for Linfield University - McMinnville Campus  ( 20 to 27 )

Can I Afford Linfield University - McMinnville Campus?

$31,513 Net Price
70% Take Out Loans
2.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Linfield is $31,513. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Linfield, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $9,161 a year. That adds up to $36,644 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Linfield is 2.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Linfield University - McMinnville Campus Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,365 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,392 undergraduate students at Linfield, with 1,365 being full-time and 27 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,365 full-time undergraduates at Linfield, 38% are male and 62% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Linfield University - McMinnville Campus students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 78
Black or African American 23
Hispanic or Latino 269
White 841
International Students 15
Other Races/Ethnicities 139

Geographic Diversity

Oregon students aren't the only ones who study at Linfield University - McMinnville Campus. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 24 countries are represented at Linfield. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Linfield University - McMinnville Campus

58 Took All Classes Online
770 Took At Least One Class Online
351.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 770 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Linfield has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Linfield

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Linfield University - McMinnville Campus was 351.7%. This is the #195 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Linfield regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Linfield University - McMinnville Campus Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 27 27
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25 25
General Psychology 24 24
Health & Physical Education 21 21
Marketing 20 20
Communication & Media Studies 17 17
Finance & Financial Management 16 16
General Biology 14 14
Accounting 13 13
Mathematics 12 12
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 11 11
Economics 11 11
International Relations & National Security 9 9
Literature 7 7
Writing Studies 7 7
History 7 7
Teacher Education Subject Specific 6 6
Romance Languages 6 6
Natural Resources Conservation 6 6
Allied Health Professions 5 5
Computer Science 4 4
Anthropology 4 4
Sociology 4 4
Chemistry 3 3
Physics 3 3
Political Science & Government 3 3
Drama & Theater Arts 3 3
Fine & Studio Arts 3 3
International Business 2 2
Religious Studies 2 2
Design & Applied Arts 2 2
Music 2 2
Engineering Physics 1 1
Public Health 1 1
Data Science 1 1
Interdisciplinary Studies 1 1
International Studies 1 1
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0
Area Studies 0 0
East Asian Languages 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0
Philosophy 0 0
Materials Sciences 0 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0
TOTAL 304 304


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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