Linfield University

McMinnville, OR

Linfield University

McMinnville, OR

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Find yourself at Linfield University

Nestled in the heart of Oregon, Linfield University is home to an engaged community of students who choose to explore the uncommon and thrive. As a university built on a foundation of the liberal arts, Linfield provides each student with a personalized, comprehensive, and exceedingly rich academic experience through the School of Business, the School of Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Explore the undiscovered
Linfield is ideally located in one of the best small towns in America—McMinnville, which is at the heart of all that’s great about Oregon. Looking for an off-campus adventure? You’ll have easy access to the excitement of Portland, the gorgeous Oregon Coast, or the rugged Cascade Mountains. Want to stick closer to campus? Linfield is just a short walk to historic downtown McMinnville, where cafés, shops, and local restaurants await. 

We know you’ll enjoy your time on campus too. Whatever you're interested in, we likely have a club or organization for it. Besides our 40 student-led clubs, we also offer 14 performing arts groups, 300 leadership positions, four media organizations, numerous intramural and club sports, and 21 NCAA Division III athletic teams.

Uncover the unanswered
We support the power of learning by doing. From field research to lab testing, from clinical study to service learning, our students can use the untraditional ideas and unique insights formed here to accomplish any goal. Get support publishing your first book while you study Creative Writing. Traverse Nike World Headquarters for your Sport Management internship. Provide care to Portland’s community as a Nursing major. No matter your area of study, hands-on experience and collaborative research are built into our learning model. 

Thinking about going global? Nearly 40% of Linfield students spend time studying abroad in 14 countries. You'll study at an established institution in every country and gain an authentic international experience simply by attending classes. It's our way of ensuring the magic of Linfield translates into every language. If that wasn't convincing enough, we believe so strongly in the importance of studying abroad that we'll even pay for your first round-trip airfare!

Every student at Linfield is a collection of passions, curiosities, questions, and inspirations. The next few years of your life are yours for the making. At Linfield, we promise to help you make the most of them!


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#1 for Social Mobility in Oregon | U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023

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#1 Liberal Arts in Oregon | Washington Monthly 2022

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Named a Best College in the West | The Princeton Review 2020-2023

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Top 20% Strongest Colleges in America | Forbes magazine

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Named a College of Distinction 2022

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Top 20% of Universities in the US | Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2022

Linfield University At A Glance

Location: McMinnville, Oregon; 45 minutes from the scenic Oregon Coast, 60 minutes from the city of Portland, and 90 minutes from the Mount Hood ski slopes and the magnificent Cascade mountain range wilderness

Enrollment: 1,500 undergraduate students from 19 states and US territories and 10 foreign countries

Student-faculty ratio: 12:1

Financial aid: 98% of all enrolled students receiving some type of financial aid

Academic scholarships: Merit-based scholarships are determined at the time of admission based on a student’s weighted GPA as calculated by the University. Weight is given to students with AP, IB, and dual-enrollment courses. Scholarships range from $16,500–$25,500 per year. Additional scholarships are available for first-generation students, talent and participation in music, and through an invitation-only scholarship program. Linfield utilizes the FAFSA to determine eligibility for and award need-based financial aid.

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