Linfield was established in 1858 and, as one of the oldest schools on the West Coast, is proud of its heritage. Linfield is a four-year, independent, liberal arts and sciences institution. A little over 1650 enrolled students benefit from a dedicated teaching faculty who share a commitment to quality education. Nestled in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley, Linfield's main campus is located in McMinnville, a city with a population of 30,000. McMinnville is only an hour from the magnificent Oregon coast, an hour from the city of Portland and one and a half hours from the majestic Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge. Linfield enjoys a picturesque campus with red brick buildings set on acres of oak trees, evergreens and sprawling lawns. Linfield is recognized for its strong international emphasis with approximately 80 international students from 25 different countries studying on campus. The International Programs office provides study abroad opportunities in 14 world locations. Each year, up to 80 students participate in the semester program approximately 220 in the four-week January Term.
"I still remember nights that I spent in Renshaw trying to finish my paper. I don't know if any international student ever tells you this, Linfield means so much to us. There is no better word to describe her but HOME. It is my home in the US. Every piece of Linfield memory is precious to me." Yang Shi '09