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Unparalleled 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

A smart investment in your future

An affordable education

  • Best Bang for your Buck in the West (Washington Monthly, 2020, 2021 & 2022) (U.S. News & World Report, 2023)
  • 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)

An inclusive community

  • Best ethnic diversity among liberal arts colleges in the Pacific Northwest (U.S. News & World Report, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022) 
  • Best Liberal Arts College in Oregon for First-Generation Students (Washington Monthly, 2020)
  • Top Oregon college for adult learners (Washington Monthly, 2019)
  • Top liberal arts college in the West for veterans (U.S. News & World Report, 2019) 

Individual programs recognized for their excellence 

A commitment to sustainability

Related News

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U.S. News & World Report named Linfield best for social mobility and ethnic diversity

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report magazine has named Linfield University one of the best liberal arts colleges in the nation when it comes to social mobility. 

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Washington Monthly names Linfield No. 1 liberal arts college in Oregon

Linfield University is the No. 1 liberal arts college or university in Oregon, according to Washington Monthly’s 2022 College Guide and Rankings.