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Dear parents and family members,

I’m excited that you, and your student, are exploring Linfield College. I hope we may soon be welcoming your family to the Linfield family.

Linfield College is a nurturing, close-knit environment where faculty and students genuinely get to know each other. With only 1,700 students on campus, we maintain small classes (an average of 16 students per class) and a 11:1 student to professor ratio, which means that no student is left to navigate the transition from high school to college on his or her own.

You may know that Linfield College is a small, private, liberal arts and sciences institution. And while that may raise concerns regarding cost or a limited connection between education and the real world, Linfield strives to make a small college education affordable and practical. For starters, over 90 percent of our students receive financial aid (averaging roughly half the cost of attendance).

As for liberal arts and sciences education, we know that it simply makes for a well-rounded student with exceptional communication and critical thinking skills, and a solid understanding of the interconnectedness of the world. Linfield also offers a unique balance between theory and practice – encouraging students to take advantage of research and internship opportunities to strengthen resumes, cultivate networking skills, and build confidence.

It is an exciting time at Linfield and we hope you will explore the new Linfield Center for the Northwest, our international study opportunities, and recent faculty and alumni successes to determine how Linfield can shape your student’s future plans.

Finally, there is no better way to explore Linfield than with a visit. My staff and I are happy to help arrange a visit to Linfield that works with your schedule. We offer numerous open houses, or, for something more personal you can arrange a visit through the Office of Admission (open throughout the academic year Monday through Saturday, and weekdays in the summer months). Walk through our oak grove, talk with some of our friendly students, enjoy a few Wildcat jellybeans and see why we think there is a lot of power in a small college.


Lisa Knodle-Bragiel
Director of Admission