Linfield College

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Linfield College

Linfield College, dedicated exclusively to undergraduate education, offers degrees in arts, sciences and professional programs. Linfield provides a close-knit environment where students learn and explore. The college has been nationally praised for combining affordability and excellence in a community that promotes intellectual challenge and creativity, values both theoretical and practical knowledge and engages in thoughtful dialogue in a climate of mutual respect. Learning takes place in a collaborative environment. Students work alongside faculty mentors on projects that stretch across the curriculum. Linfield ranks as one of the nation’s top schools for international study, community engagement and commitment to sustainability.

Interesting Facts

  • Linfield ranks in the top 40 baccalaureate institutions in the nation for participation in study abroad. More than half of all graduates have studied outside the U.S., and the college pays the airfare for every student’s first study abroad experience.
  • Linfield College tied for first among liberal arts colleges in Oregon and Washington in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report Best Ethnic Diversity.
  • The Wildcat football team has the longest winning streak of any college football team in the country – 61 consecutive winning seasons. The baseball team won the NCAA Division III national championship in 2013, and the women’s softball team won the national championship title twice, in 2007 and 2011.
  • Linfield is home to the Oregon Nobel Laureate Symposium, one of only five such symposia in the world, which gives students and faculty the opportunity to meet and talk with Nobel laureates.
  • Linfield has been nationally recognized for its emphasis on sustainability, with The Princeton Review naming the school one of the nation’s top green schools in their Guide to Green Colleges.


  • Undergraduate: 2,280


  • Tuition (2017-18): $41,100
  • Room & Board (2017-18): $11,770

Financial Aid Data

  • Students with Demonstrated Financial Need: 76%
  • Average Financial Aid Package: $32,663
  • Percent Need Met (Need-Based Aid): 82%


  • Total Living: 26,858
  • Percent Living in Oregon: 59%

Student Profile

  • Male: 32%
  • Female: 68%
  • Resident (Oregon) Students: 62%
  • Nonresident Students: 38%
  • Number of Undergraduate Majors: 51
  • Number of Minors/Concentration Fields: 46

Most Popular Majors

  • Nursing
  • Biology
  • Elementary Education
  • Psychology
  • Exercise Science

Class Size

  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 76%
  • Fewer than 50 Students: 96%


  • Full-time Faculty: 94%
  • Full-time Faculty with PhD/Terminal Degree: 87%

Athletics and Intramural Activities

Co-curricular Activities

  • Number of Student Clubs & Organizations: 57

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