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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 

  • Among the Best Undergraduate Nursing Programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
  • No. 2 Nursing School in Oregon (RN Careers, 2021)
  • Top 25 Online RN to BSN Degrees (Top RN to BSN, 2021)
  • No. 1 private college in Oregon for online bachelor's degrees (U.S. News & World Report, 2013-2021)

A commitment to sustainability

Related News

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U.S. News, Washington Monthly name Linfield top performer in social mobility

For the third consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named Linfield University one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation for social mobility.

Aerial view of Maxwell Field during a football game

Linfield recognized for excellence in college athletics, return on student investment

Linfield is the top private college in the state of Oregon when it comes to athletic opportunities and one of the top three in overall value, according to the Niche.

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Linfield's online bachelor's program No. 1 among Oregon private colleges

For the eighth year in a row, Linfield University has the highest-ranked online bachelor’s degree program among private colleges in Oregon by U.S. News & World Report.