We’re excited that you are interested in learning more about our small college and hope this information will help you understand what makes Linfield a unique place.
As one of the few solely undergraduate colleges in the Pacific Northwest, our students have the opportunity, not just to learn from professors, but to develop relationships that can provide a lifetime of mentorship. Linfield’s total population is just over 1,700 students and the college maintains a 11:1 student-to-professor ratio. The average number of students per class is 16.
While the liberal arts are central to a Linfield education, the advising process, faculty members and hands-on curriculum also draw attention to professional development. All students will complete a central core curriculum, called the Linfield Curriculum to provide a well-rounded education, but they will also likely study abroad (nearly 50 percent of our students do), take up a research project with a professor or peers, or learn more about potential career paths by interning in a company or organization of interest.
The main campus, located in McMinnville (just an hour south of Portland), is a park-like 189 acres. Despite the size, the campus community is tight-knit, supportive and welcoming. With 75 percent of students living on campus, much of student life, such as concerts, club meetings, athletic events, game nights, lectures and nearly anything else our students can think up throughout the year, happen within a 10 minute walk of "home."
If we can provide any additional information beyond what we’ve given here, or help you schedule a visit to campus, do let us know.