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Study at 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.

Profile of Linfield College

Linfield is located in McMinnville, OR (a town not particularly near any major cities). The school is a American Baptist school. Linfield is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

Linfield has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in music, science, mathematics, art studies, nutrition and exercise therapy, and conservation and resource management.

Linfield Selectivity

Linfield does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 490. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 500 and 610. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Linfield is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school had 1, 693 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

Linfield has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Linfield values student athletics, and belongs to the Northwest Conference.

Linfield Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management93business, international business, accounting, finance
Liberal Arts83history, political science, English, sociology, creative writing, economics, Spanish language, anthropology, . . .
Science42biology, chemistry, physics courses, physical sciences, physics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy37exercise science, health and physical education, athletic trainer
Media20mass communication, communication studies
Education and Teaching20elementary school teaching
Art Studies14art studies
Therapy and Counselling12psychology
Computer Science and Engineering11computer science
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental studies
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Contact: Linfield

Linfield College

900 SE Baker

McMinnville, OR 97128-6894

General Phone: (503) 883-2200


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