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Location
McMinnville, OR
Undergrads
1,633
Tuition
$34,328
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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5 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors at Linfield are overall wonderful at what they do. There is a wide variety of majors offered, registration for classes typically goes smoothly, and the special study options are great.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The nursing program is strong. The school does a great job at making sure you are on track for nursing school as soon as you come in as a freshman.

College Senior

Academics: I have not chosen my definite major yet.

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.

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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
Hometown
San Francisco
Major
Business
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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

Student-Faculty Ratio
12:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
118
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
71
Total FT Faculty
118
Faculty with Terminal Degree
96%
Average Faculty Salary
$66,713
Full-Time Retention Rate
88%
Graduation Rate
67%
Programs/Majors Offered
41
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 23 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 22 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

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