#4 Best Private Colleges in Oregon

Linfield University

McMinnville, Oregon

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Linfield University overview
Location McMinnville, Oregon
Online linfield.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation American Baptist
Linfield University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Linfield University, a private institution founded in 1858, is situated in McMinnville, Oregon, approximately 38 miles southwest of Portland. The university?s campus features a blend of traditional brick buildings and modern facilities, nestled in the picturesque Willamette Valley. Linfield offers a variety of undergraduate degrees, with a liberal arts focus, and is particularly known for its strong programs in nursing, business, and wine studies, reflective of the region?s prominence in viticulture. The university operates on a semester-based academic calendar and maintains a selective admissions process. Linfield provides a residential experience with the majority of students living on its 189-acre campus, which includes multiple residence halls and apartments. Its location provides easy access to both the cultural opportunities of a major urban center and the outdoor activities offered by the valley and nearby Pacific Coast. Linfield?s Wildcats compete in the NCAA Division III, with particular recognition in baseball and football.

In the most recent statistical year 2,122 prospective students applied, and 1,882 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 380 enrolled in the school.  1,616 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 138 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $46,700 plus fees of $715. Linfield is ranked 225 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Linfield is rated within the top 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 1050/1210
ACT 20/27
GPA 3.71

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Feb 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Linfield University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$715
Room and Board $13,600
Budget for Other Expenses$2,800
Total One Year Cost$64,815

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$56,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

73% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Linfield University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 26%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 10%
Social Sciences 10%
Education 7%
Communication 7%

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