The Power of a Small College

Linfield SealLinfield College is a small school with a large vision and a far-reaching impact. Here’s the good news …

• The Princeton Review and US News & World Report rank Linfield College among the top liberal arts schools in the West.

• Linfield is one of the top producers of Fulbright scholars; this year four graduating seniors and one alumna from the class of ’09 were selected for Fulbright grants. Two Linfield students were awarded prestigious Udall and Boren scholarships.

German Professor Peter Richardson was named the 2009 Oregon Professor of the Year, besting all other Oregon schools.

Half of all graduating seniors have studied abroad, with Linfield ranked among the top 25 baccalaureate colleges for participation in Study Abroad programs.

• The Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council recognized Linfield College as one of the nation’s top green schools in their 2009 guide to green colleges.

Linfield pioneered online education in the Pacific Northwest and now serves a virtual learning community of students plugged in from around the globe.

This year, no less than the The New York Times and Sports Illustrated cheered the success of the football team — on a streak of winning seasons that began more than half a century ago.

Linfield was named to the 2009 President’s Community Service Honor Roll for outreach to disadvantaged youth and the homeless, with more than 1,000 students volunteering last year.

The Ayudando Podemos outreach program in the nursing school sparked a three-fold increase in Latino enrollment, and received one of three honorary mentions in the nation from Excelencia in Education.

• Washington Monthly’s 2009 college guide ranked Linfield among the top 100 liberal arts schools based on their contribution to the public good. America’s best colleges, the magazine says, are those that encourage students to give back to their country.

Linfield is home to the Oregon Nobel Laureate Symposium — one of only five such symposia in the world — which brings Nobel laureates to campus.

Eighty-five percent of Linfield’s fulltime faculty have a doctorate or terminal degree in their field.

Portland’s foremost art critics praise the Linfield Art Gallery for hosting some of the most innovative college gallery exhibitions in the region.

The National Wildlife Federation’s campus ecology report praised Linfield’s dedication to sustainable initiatives.

The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) named President Thomas Hellie to chair the NAICU Committee on Student Financial Aid. He will also serve on the executive committee of the association, which represents nearly 1,000 private American colleges.

Established in 1858, Linfield is one of the first colleges in the Pacific Northwest, providing an anchor for higher education in the region.