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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The student to professor ratio is excellent because it allows back and forth communication with the professors. You are able to get the help and guidance you need quickly. We are given every opportunity to learn from the high quality of professors at Linfield College.

4 College Junior

Academics: I love my major, i am a political science international relations student, and we have a great variety of courses with flexible advisers. we are required to take four full semesters of a foreign language and to study abroad a minimum of one semester for international relations, and while our workload is a handful, i believe it is appropriate for what we are expected to learn and accomplish. there are no special facilities for my major, but there are frequently guest speakers that come and discuss topics relevant to our studies.

4 College Junior

Academics: our professors are amazing, the curriculum is perfect (i haven't heard anyone complain about unnecessary or irrelevant courses that are required), and the workload is appropriate for our studies. many students enjoy studying in the library, there is also the option to study in empty classrooms and every dorm/residential hall has a study room for students.
registration is tough, though. the classes are small, with very limited room which leads to competition, tears and bitter disappointment. good luck following that 4 year plan of yours, freshmen.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Mathematics department has amazingly helpful faculty!

4 College Freshman

Academics: Some classes can be boring but most of them are very fun!


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 33rd
    Best Academic Advisers
  • 186th
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 260th
    Best Course Variety
  • 311st
    Most Available Classes
  • 314th
    Most Caring Professors

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jennifer Mui-Chan
San Francisco
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A Linfield education is high quality. Linfield's main goal is to educate students so that they not only end up learning about subjects in classes, but they also are able to think critically in a global environment and develop social skills through on-campus events and activities. In addition, with small class sizes, the lectures are productive and intimate, allowing students to feel comfortable when approaching their professors. Most students are pleased with their academic experience, as the classes are interesting and stimulating, and the professors teach students how to think effectively and critically. The workload depends on what classes you take and what teachers you have. Some students have been known to stay up all night with a significant amount of work, while other students are free to spend their time doing other things because of less work.

Most students who attend Linfield College find the perfect balance between academics and on-campus involvement through various events, activities, and internships, creating an environment of "learning, life, and community." Students find the atmosphere to be ideal. The faculty is accomplished and approachable; plus, the student body is also friendly. In addition, the College has an excellent study abroad program. There are study abroad programs for a year, a semester, or during the January term. Ninety-two percent of Linfield graduates are employed or enrolled in a graduate program within one year of graduation. Students pursue graduate degrees at universities like Harvard Law, Yale, Princeton, Vanderbilt, UCLA, and Oregon Health and Science University.

Facts & Statistics

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Programs/Majors Offered
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Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 68%
  • 20 to 49 students: 31%
  • 50 or more students: 1%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Degrees Awarded
Bachelor's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Business/Commerce, General: 6%
  • Elementary Education: 3%
  • Finance, General: 4%
  • Psychology: 3%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • External degree program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • Student-designed major
Online Courses
Linfield students primarily attend classes taught by professors; however, there is an online degree program that includes a variety of disciplines, like accounting, management, social sciences, nursing, and international business.
Best Places to Study
  • Jazzman's
  • Jereld R. Nicholson Library
  • Residence hall study rooms
Tips to Succeed
  • Buying a Mac computer might be a lot more helpful than a Windows one. Most Windows computers have issues signing onto the wireless Internet, and they get viruses easily.
  • Get to know as many people as you can. Study with other students; it can be a lot of fun.
  • If you can, bring a car. It will make it easier to get around town, as there is no prominent bus system with an all-night schedule.
  • Take as many credits as you can, giving you priority with housing and class registration.
  • Talk to professors if you have questions about tests or assignments.
Did You Know?
  • Linfield hosts the Oregon Nobel Laureate Symposium, one of only five in the world. The symposium brings Nobel laureates versed on a variety of subjects for public (as well as classroom) discussions on global issues.
  • Twenty Linfield students have received Fulbright awards since 1999.
  • Washington Monthly's 2009 College Guide ranked Linfield among the top 100 liberal arts schools, noting that America's best colleges are those that encourage students to give back to their country.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 23 responses

Very poor
  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 22 responses

Very poor
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants



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