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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, 2020-2023) (U.S. News & World Report, 2023)
  • Hidden Gems in the Far West (College Raptor, 2022-2024)
  • 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 and active community

  • No. 6 Best College in U.S. for Students Who Can't Imagine Life Without Animals (College Magazine, 2023)
  • Best ethnic diversity among liberal arts colleges in the Pacific Northwest (U.S. News & World Report, 2017-2022) 
  • Most Engaged Campuses for College Student Voting (ALL IN, 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) 

Online degrees that combine educational quality with flexibility 

  • No. 1 private college in Oregon for online bachelor's degrees (U.S. News & World Report, 2013-2023)
  • Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs in Oregon (, 2022 & 2023)
  • No. 27 college in U.S. for Online Bachelor's Degrees (University HQ, 2022)

Individual programs recognized for their excellence 

A commitment to sustainability

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Linfield named best college for social mobility

U.S. News and World Report names Linfield No. 1 in Oregon for social mobility

For the fifth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report magazine has named Linfield University the No. 1 liberal arts college in Oregon and one of the best in the nation when it comes to social mobility. 
Keck Center on Linfield campus

Linfield rises in Forbes list of America’s Top Colleges

Linfield was one of only two colleges in Oregon that received 4.5 or higher stars when ranked on affordability and outcomes.
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Washington Monthly ranks Linfield No. 1 liberal arts college in Oregon

Washington Monthly ranks Linfield No. 9 nationally for earning performance, No. 1 liberal arts college in Oregon.