Linfield College Reviews
The disadvantages of a small school are limited course options, impossibility to avoid people/professors you don't care for, and lack of variety for extracurricular opportunities. In addition McMinnville lacks charm of the small town plus there's absolutely nothing to do. My first year I didn't mind all these issues but halfway through my sophomore year I'm wondering if it's time to move on.
A bit pricey, but the experience has been great so far! I got a lot of opportunities I wouldn't have had if I had gone to a bigger school.
I think the culture at Linfield has really allowed me to grow as a person and student. There are some serious advantages to attending a small school. Things I would like to see change are for the facilities to be updated/renovated.
Linfield seems to have 2 kinds of students: liberal airheads with money and jocks who avoided challenging classes in high school. The admissions standards set the bar pretty low so you shouldn't be surprised. Linfield has a lot of potential thanks to our professors but we've got to attract more students that prioritize academia.
Diversity is very low here. There isn't much to be gained when everyone is the same. Don't come here expecting the college experience. McMinnville is tiny and sketchy.
So far, I have had a very welcoming experience. The people in this small town are very friendly. The students are also very friendly. Classes are small which allows for the professors to know you.
For an offensively priced college, the on-campus housing is unlivable. Instead of being lectured and taught traditionally, you must rely heavily on your textbooks. Speaking of textbooks, do not buy from the bookstore, even though they promise you won't find cheaper prices. You will. Amazon rentals. They put a lot of pressure for you to be involved in Linfield community activities and clubs, and make you feel like you aren't doing something right or it is frowned upon to not overindulge with extracurricular activities. That said, the professors really do care about you and want you to do well, they are very friendly and helpful during office hours. The campus itself is quaint and beautiful.
Linfield has been wonderful so far, and I've only been here for two months. The professors are so personable and caring, all of mine already know my name. They encourage always visiting at office hours, or emailing if we have any questions at all. All of my classmates are friendly and easy to get along with. Linfield attracts students who are hard workers, involved, and motivated. These are the kind of students who build off of each other's successes. All of the professors have their terminal degrees, and are currently doing their own projects alongside of sharing all their findings with their students.
Doesn't feel like college to me, feels like a private high school in the middle of nowhere. There's cliques of students by majors and not a lot of mingling. There is no community feeling even though it's a small campus. The athletic scholarship students are pretty much into themselves and only came because they couldn't play at a higher division. There is absolutely nothing to do in McMinnville. With traffic we're over 1.5 hours from Portland so you can't even easily get there on a Friday night. I struggled to finish my frosh year and transferred out.
Linfield is a great small college community. The connection you have with other students and with your professors as a result of small class sizes is invaluable.
The small liberal arts school is full of caring professors and students, and the sense of community is very prevalent throughout campus.
I love Linfield so much! They are so focused on their academics and willing to help out their students. The campus is great and everyone is so nice!!
This college is a joke academically. If you flunk out from another college, you can graduate here because it is so easy. Example: many athletes major in "exercise science" or "recreational and sports studies" so they can hang out in the gym all day. The town of McMinnville has some very rough areas and is geographically way out in the boonies. If you want to receive a paper diploma without studying and waste alot of money doing it, attend here. Very disappointing.
This is small private school, which I like. Everyone knows each other. Class sizes are small, which is nice because you are able to have closer relationships with your professor. Some professors, however, can be close-minded and don't offer a good learning environment. Overall, my experience here has been good and I'd recommend to people that don't want to go to a huge school but still want that college "feel".
Academic wise, this college is amazing. I am a biology major and love all of my biology professors and love the small class sizes. However, campus life, at least for me, is very depressing. I am not from Oregon and it rains 80% of the time and that to me is very sad. I miss the sun so much when I am here. This is also a very small college campus which makes it feel like a high school. The gossip that is spread here is very childish. I am planning on transferring in the fall to a larger campus not in Oregon. My experience at Linfield was below average.
What I like about Linfield the most is their academics and professors. The professors wants their students to succeed and helped them out through the whole process. The teaching was thorough and we had time to ask questions or go during office hours. I got to meet new friends where I could study with and it helped me to get the grade that I need. I learned a lot by going to open labs and the assignments that we had to turn in. The classes weren't big and I got to reach out for help and the professors would ask me if I need any help. They encourage students to ask for help because they want them to succeed.
One of the things that Really love about Linfield is that, it is a small campus and you can actually connect with professors in all departments, not just your own. Class sizes are relatively small and professors make an effort to get to know the students. The campus atmosphere while a quite and calm for most of the time it is amazing and you are able to meet people and get to know others. Overall Linfield creates a great small college experience.
I've loved Linfield so far (I'm halfway through my sophomore year). It's a small population and the campus is small (compared to state schools), but it can be a good 15 minute walk to the other side of campus. It was rated the most diverse school in our area, but I would like to see it grow more.
Depending on what your department is and what year you are it can be very difficult to find a work position. I have a federal work study but as a biology major I am still struggling to find a position in a lab.
All of the professors I've had in my classes have been helpful and interesting in class and during office hours.