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Linfield College

Linfield College, a private, comprehensive, undergraduate institution located in the Pacific Northwest, connects the traditional liberal arts with practical education through collaborative, service and experiential learning opportunities. Linfield is nationally recognized for its strong teaching faculty, outstanding academic programs and distinctive international emphasis.

Bachelor's programmes



For more than 150 years, Linfield College has helped shape the lives of men and women who served as leaders of the college, the local community, and the nation. Although Linfield traces its roots to the Oregon City College, it wasn't until Jan. 30, 1858, that the Baptist College at McMinnville was chartered by the Oregon Territorial Legislature. The college was later named McMinnville College.


Linfield’s challenging and innovative academic program features a broad liberal arts core. Through Linfield’s varied academic programs, we offer a rich experiential education: one that fosters intellectual curiosity and discovery, and provides opportunities in collaborative research, creative projects, internships, community service and study abroad. Each student’s faculty advisor serves as their guide and mentor in their educational journey.

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Student services

The Students Affairs staff is comprised of those individuals responsible for housing, residence life, Greek Life, college activities, student government, the Chaplaincy, multicultural programs, counseling, learning support, career development, student conduct and community standards, and leadership development.

Library services

Jereld R. Nicholson Library on the McMinnville Campus and the Portland Campus library serve the research information needs of the Linfield community by providing the library resources and services necessary for teaching, learning, and scholarly achievement. First year students learn library skills as part of the Linfield Curriculum Requirement.

Medical services

Linfield health care providers are primary care providers trained to diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries typically seen in a college aged population.  Common concerns managed through the health services are: reproduction health, mental health, infectious diseases, skin problems, injuries, respiratory problems, neurologic concerns, such as headaches.

Student Life

Campus life

Linfield College strives to connect learning, life and community. The residence life experience is integral to Linfield’s educational program, and the Office of Residence Life promotes a positive living and learning community. All students are required to live in on-campus housing unless they are of senior standing, 21 years of age, married or living with parents locally. In fact, the housing options are so comfortable and convenient that many Linfield seniors also choose to live on campus.

Student clubs

ASLC provides social, cultural, athletic and recreational activities as well as opportunities for leadership development through clubs. Below you will find a list of ASLC's existing clubs:

  • Active Minds at Linfield College
  • Asian American Alliance
  • Biology Club
  • Black Student Union
  • Chinese Club
  • Circle K International
  • Cosplay Club
  • Fencing Club
  • French Club
  • Fusion
  • Gaming Council
  • German Club
  • Greenfield
  • Hammock Club
  • Harry Potter and Quiddich Society
  • Hawaiian Club
  • Hip Hop Club
  • Linfield Ultimate Players Association
  • MEChA
  • Psychology Club


Linfield College is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

McMinnville, Oregon, United States