Linfield University

McMinnville, OR

Linfield University

McMinnville, OR

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Explore the Uncommon

Linfield University is a force for positive change in the world, powered by nearly 3,000 uncommonly driven professors, researchers, and students. Every moment here has the power to radiate outward, lighting the way for an even brighter future.

Uncover the unanswered
We support the power of learning by doing. From field research and lab testing to clinical study and service learning, Linfield students use the untraditional ideas and unique insights formed on campus to accomplish any goal. Get support publishing your first book while pursuing your Creative Writing degree. 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 taking your education international? Nearly 40% of Linfield students spend time studying abroad in 14 countries. You'll learn at an established international insitution and gain an authentic 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!

Unveil the undiscovered
The University is ideally located in one of the best small towns in America: McMinnville, which is at the heart of everything 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 nearby 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.

Every student 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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Ranked the #1 "Top Performer for Social Mobility" in Oregon | U.S. News & World Report, 2024

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Ranked #54 among the national Liberal Arts College Rankings and #1 in Oregon | Washington Monthly, 2023

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Named among the "Best Colleges in the West" | The Princeton Review, 2023

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Ranked among the top 20% of the "Strongest Colleges in America" |  Forbes, 2022

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Named a 2024 College of Distinction

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Ranked among the top 20% of universities in the US | Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2022

Linfield's New Leading-Edge Science Facilities

Whether students become scientists or informed leaders, cultivating science awareness is part of Linfield's commitment to providing a comprehensive, interdisciplinary education. Rising to meet Oregon's demand for a skilled STEM workforce, our new 84,400-sq. ft. science complex is designed for inclusive, collaborative, immersive learning and discovery—it's a place where unforgettable exploration begins.

Teaching Labs
The new two-story W.M. Keck Science Center building features an inviting collaborative lobby, a student study loft, and eight new state-of-the-art teaching labs dedicated to the sciences.

Multipurpose Classrooms
A renovation of and addition to Graf Hall extended classrooms, the lecture hall, and a multi-purpose space on the lower level.

Collaborative Research
Graf Hall also features a new space serving faculty and students in their collaborative research efforts on the upper level. 

Wine Education
Our Wine Studies program expands hands-on learning opportunities with a new Wine lab as well as a wine sensory classroom reserved in the science center.

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