Linfield University offers high quality academic programs and emphasizes strong support for individual students with a favorable student-faculty ratio of 10 to 1. The University is historically affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. and is committed to the principles of academic and religious freedom. Linfield is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
The McMinnville, Oregon, campus includes 79 buildings on 189 acres. A second campus, located in Portland, Oregon, is home to the School of Nursing. A third program, Linfield University Online and Continuing Education, offers students the opportunity to pursue coursework, degrees, and certificates online.
Enrollment totals 2,000 with students coming from 24 states and 24 countries. Linfield is ranked 1st among liberal arts institutions in the Pacific Northwest for ethnic diversity of students according to the 2020 US News & World Report. The University was also named the top liberal arts college in Oregon by Money magazine in 2019. Linfield is consistently named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll which recognizes commitment to civic engagement and service-learning.
Linfield places a strong emphasis on experiential education that creates a rich learning environment. Special features of Linfield University include study abroad programs in 15 countries; a one-month January Term for intensive study; and internships and student research opportunities in a variety of disciplines. Half of all Linfield graduates study outside the U.S. and the University pays the full airfare for every student's first study abroad experience.
McMinnville is at the heart of Oregon's wine country in the Willamette Valley. The city is 35 miles from Portland and an hour from Pacific Ocean beaches. Sunset magazine ranked McMinnville as a top 20 "dream town" and Bon Appetit rated the city one of the six "foodiest towns" in the United States. In a state famed for its incredible natural beauty, the Northwest Oregon region also provides easy access to a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities.