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The Institution and Location

Linfield, the Institution

Linfield College is a private independent, comprehensive institution, nationally recognized for its strong teaching faculty, outstanding academic programs and distinctive international emphasis. Linfield has a challenging and exciting academic program that features a broad liberal arts core and an atmosphere in which there is genuine concern for individuals and their progress.

Linfield enrolls more than 2,000 students (including the School of Nursing) and offers 39 majors and three undergraduate degrees--Bachelor of Arts, bachelor of science and bachelor of science in nursing. All students are required to complete a general education curriculum that explores society's intellectual and cultural heritage. Linfield is one of the oldest colleges in the Pacific Northwest, chartered in 1858. The college is affiliated with the American Baptist Church.

Linfield, the Location

Oregon is home to Linfield College. The main campus, consisting of over 60 buildings on more than 193 acres of green lawns and groves of trees, is located in McMinnville, a town of approximately 28,000 people in the heart of the lush Willamette Valley. Downtown stores and restaurants are within walking distance of the campus, and town residents are known for their friendliness. The magnificent Oregon Coast is a one hour drive from McMinnville. Many urban and cultural opportunities are available in Portland and Salem. The Portland Art Museum houses an extensive collection of Northwest Indian Art. The Portland Performing Arts Center hosts world-class artists and musicians and touring Broadway productions, plus local and regionally-based theatre groups. The rugged Cascade range is also within easy driving distance from the Linfield campus. There's plenty to explore!!