"Academic excellence and professional development are best acquired in the backdrop of a stimulating and attentive community of faculty, staff and students. All aspects of our students' development--relational, social, spiritual, and intellectual are valued and supported. As a result, every day our students and graduates are making a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families, and communities, and are prepared and hungry for a life of learning."
Cheryl Langford, MSN, RN
Associate Professor of Nursing
A Passion For Teaching
Linfield College faculty have a passion for teaching and they want to invest their time and energy in your academic pursuit. Expectations are high, but because you know your professors care, you will be inspired to challenge yourself to do your very best.
Caring About Their Students
It is the quality of our faculty and the relationship between faculty and students that makes a Linfield education so valuable. Students consistently describe a positive learning environment and they attribute this to a knowledgeable, accessible, and caring faculty.
On a recent Senior Survey, graduates identified "faculty knowledge and commitment to student learning... a talented faculty... instructors who are incredibly enthusiastic about the material and very supportive of students" as just some of the strengths of the Portland Campus.
Faculty will be working closely with you from the day you enter Linfield until graduation. All faculty members serve as academic advisors. Your professors will be instrumental in writing letters of recommendation, whether you are preparing to enter the job market or go on to graduate school. Our students are entering some of the finest graduate programs in the country and that is a direct reflection of teaching excellence and the level of commitment from our faculty.
One of The Best
Chartered by the Territory of Oregon in 1858, Linfield has been long recognized as a leader in private higher education. In recent years its quality and reputation have been noted by US News and World Report, which has listed it among "America's Best Colleges" for many years.
A Dynamic Partnership
In 1982, Linfield College joined together with the Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center to establish the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing. In 1873 the Good Samaritan Hospital was founded. Since then, it has been highly regarded for health care delivery, and since 1890 for excellence in nursing education. The medical center, now part of the Legacy Health System, plays an important role in the educational program at Linfield and is well known for its progressive research and outpatient leadership.
An Accredited Institution
Linfield College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing is accredited by the Oregon State Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.