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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. 1 private college on Best Value Colleges in Oregon list (, 2023-24)
  • 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, 2013-2024)
  • Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs in Oregon (, 2022-2024)
  • No. 27 college in U.S. for Online Bachelor's Degrees (University HQ, 2022)

Individual programs recognized for their excellence 

A commitment to sustainability

Related News

U.S. News & World Report names Linfield top private college in Oregon for online education

For at least the tenth year in a row, Linfield is the top-ranked private Oregon university in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs rankings.

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Linfield online degrees earn national, statewide rankings

Linfield's OCE is listed among the top 5 online programs in Oregon, according to two national rankings sites.
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Linfield named a 'best value' by

Linfield was the No. 1 private college in Oregon for value and return on investment.