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Academic Excellence

Home to uncommon greatness. And people are noticing.

It's no secret. Linfield's unparalleled student experience prepares our graduates for success in their careers and personal lives – in a sustainable way, in an inclusive way and in an affordable way. And we're not the only ones who have realized it.

What matters to you, matters to us

An affordable education

  • Best Bang for your Buck in the West (Washington Monthly, 2020 & 2021)
  • Hidden Gems in the Far West (College Raptor, 2022)
  • No. 3 Best Value College in Oregon (Niche, 2022)
  • No. 6 Best Value College in Oregon (SmartAsset, 2021)
  • Best kept secret in higher education (College Gazette, 2020)
  • Best value in Oregon (Money Magazine, 2018) (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)

A smart investment in your future

An inclusive community

  • Best Liberal Arts College in Oregon for First-Generation Students (Washington Monthly, 2020)
  • Best ethnic diversity among liberal arts colleges in the Pacific Northwest (U.S. News & World Report, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021) 
  • Top Oregon college for adult learners (Washington Monthly, 2019)
  • Top liberal arts college in the West for veterans (U.S. News & World Report, 2019) 

Academic programs recognized for their excellence 

A commitment to sustainability

Related News

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Linfield University named a 2022-23 'College of Distinction'

Linfield University has been recognized for its commitment to helping undergraduate students learn, grow and succeed by Colleges of Distinction, a well-known guide for college-bound students.

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Linfield ranked Oregon’s top private university for online bachelor’s degrees

Linfield is the highest-ranked online bachelor’s degree program among private colleges in Oregon. Linfield ranked 100th in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 edition of the “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.” 

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Uncommonly visible: First-generation students at Linfield are beacons, award-winners

The NWCCU honored Linfield's First Scholars program with a Beacon Award for Excellence in Student Achievement. The First Scholars program is a scholarship and mentorship program for first-generation students.