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Linfield University "is all about providing a well rounded education for each and every student who steps foot on campus." Students say, "Linfield University has a studious atmosphere and excellent support base" for pursuing academic interests, and the students rave about the "excellent reputation [of the] study abroad programs." Many feel "The small feel of the University allows students to really take advantage of their education," and they say, "Linfield is all about having a personalized education." A freshman says, "The school was built with the students best interests in mind," adding, "with no TAs teaching the classes are fun, interesting, and well-taught." Professors are "engaging, informative, and approachable," and they "bring their own personality to the class and encourage their students to do the same." An environmental policy major says, "Thanks to the relatively low student-to-faculty ratio, I have developed and maintained good relationships with my professors," and many students feel like "class is usually something to look forward to." Overall, Linfield provides "a well-rounded education and an environment that challenges you to learn more about yourself."

Student Body

At Linfield University "The typical student is studious and committed but [also] knows how to make the most of life and how to have a good time." Students describe themselves as "nice and friendly" as well as "passionate, outgoing, and determined." They say, "making friends is easy here" and that "every student can find a place to fit in whether it is getting involved in sports, clubs, service, or ResLife." Regardless, many feel that "Linfield could improve the ethnic diversity of the student population," and students point out that "the majority of the students are athletic Caucasians." A freshman says, "come the weekend there is plenty to do to unwind and take a break from your studies," and "It's rare to find a student who is so focused on academics that they have time or nothing else." Students say, "if you're interested, there are always the parties off campus in the fraternities and such," but "You don't have to party to have a social life." An economics major says, "There are lots of great outdoor opportunities close by," adding that "It's easy to head to the beach, go for a hike in the forest, or head up to the mountain to hit the slopes."

Campus Life

Linfield University has "a beautiful campus [that] is just the right size," and the school offers "a wonderful atmosphere with happy students and supportive staff." Students say, "There is a real sense of community on campus, and everyone goes out of their way to make sure you succeed." One undergrad adds, "Linfield is a small University that puts students first and lets them thrive." A freshman says, "One of the greatest strengths of this school is the sense of community," and another student agrees: "Our school is really good at keeping people involved." Students say, "There are so many different ways to get involved on campus, whether through clubs intramural sports or residence hall life," and students offer that as a student you feel that "you can find yourself in a position of power that you wouldn't have at a bigger school." Additionally, students rave about the "cultural aspect [of Linfield] with study abroad, great language departments, and plenty of exchange students." An international business major speaks for many saying, "The only improvement I could see to be made is offer more on-campus dining options with healthier options."

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Office of Admission
900 South East Baker Street
McMinnville, OR 97128-6894


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Nicholson Library
Modern language rooms (Walker Hall, 3rd floor)
W.M. Keck Science Center
Dining Hall and Starbucks coffee shop
Athletic complex

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Oregon coast
Portland, Oregon
Willamette Valley Wine Country
Mt. Hood
3rd Street (downtown shopping district)

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: M-F, 10AM and 2PM, Sats (during school year) 10AM and 1PM
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions


Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Specific weekends


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Linfield is appx. 50 miles from the Portland International Airport, usually about 1 hr 15 minutes drive. Private shuttle buses also serve the campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Portland (north): Take I-5 to the Tualatin/Sherwood Exit (289). Turn right (West) onto Nyberg Road, which becomes the Tualatin/Sherwood Road. Proceed through the community of Tualatin until you reach Sherwood (5 miles). In Sherwood, immediately past the Albertson's shopping complex, take a left (South) onto Hwy 99W. Proceed through the communities of Newberg and Dundee (12 miles). A couple miles south of Dundee you will take a left (South) onto Hwy 18. Proceed on this highway until you reach the McMinnville Exit (5 miles). Take the McMinnville Exit. Stay on this road (which turns into 3rd Street) until you reach North Adams (you will come to a T in the road). Turn left (South) onto North Adams and continue until you see Linfield on your left (about a half-mile). Go past the main entrance of campus and then take a left (East) onto Linfield Avenue. Proceed on Linfield Avenue two blocks. The Admissions Office (Michelbook House) is on the right (South side) at 450 SW Linfield Avenue. From Portland International Airport: Take I-205 south to the I-5 Northbound interchange (24 miles). Heading north on I-5, stay in the right-hand lane. Take the Tualatin-Sherwood exit (289). Go left (West) at the light onto Nyberg Road, which becomes the Tualatin/Sherwood Road. Continue with directions above starting with the break in the text. From Eugene (south) via I-5: Exit I-5 at Hwy 34 and go west to Corvallis. Turn right (North) onto Hwy 99W and proceed to McMinnville, approximately one hour and 15 minutes (50 miles). Once entering McMinnville, proceed to SW Linfield Avenue and take a right (East). The Admissions Office (Michelbook House) is on the right (south side) at 450 SW Linfield Avenue.

Local Accommodations
BED AND BREAKFASTS A'Tuscan Estate 809 NE Evans Street, McMinnville 800.441.2214 503.434.9016 The Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard 9600 NE Worden Hill Road, Dundee 503.429.4114 866.429.4114 Brookside Inn on Abbey Road 8243 NE Abbey Road, Carlton 503.852.4433 Martha's Vineyard West B&B 835 SE Villard St, McMinnville 503.472.1483 R.R. Thompson House 517 N Kutch Street, Carlton 503.852.6236 Youngberg Hill Farm Vineyard & Inn 10660 SW Youngberg Hill Road, McMinnville 503.472.2727 888.657.8668 APARTMENTS/FLATS WITH KITCHENS 3rd Street Flats 219 NE Cowls St McMinnville 503.857.6248 Douglas on Third 703 NE Third St McMinnville 503.687.3234 HOTEL/MOTEL Atticus Hotel 375 NE Third St, McMinnville 503-472-1975 McMinnville Inn 381 NE Highway 99W, McMinnville 503.472.5187 Comfort Inn & Suites 2520 SE Stratus Avenue, McMinnville 503.472.1700 GuestHouse Vineyard Inn 2035 S Highway 99W, McMinnville 503.472.4900 McMenamins Hotel Oregon 310 NE Evans Street, McMinnville 503.472.8427 888.472.8427 Motel 6 2065 SW Highway 99W, McMinnville 503.472.9493 800.525.5469 Red Lion Inn & Suites McMinnville 2535 NE Cumulus Avenue, McMinnville 503.472.1500 RV PARKS Mulkey RV Park 14325 SW Highway 18, McMinnville 503.472.2475 Olde Stone Village RV Park 4155 NE Three Mile Lane, McMinnville 503.472.4315 Sleepy Hollow RV Park 775 E 3rd Street, Lafayette 503.864.3740 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Airbnb Bed & Breakfasts of Yamhill County Campgrounds by State from Woodalls.com FlipKey RV Parks from The Trailer Life Directory.com Vacation Rentals by Owner (VRBO)


Applicants: 1,963
Acceptance Rate: 88%
Average HS GPA: 3.64



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