Linfield can be found in Portland, OR (a large city). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a American Baptist school. Linfield is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Bachelor's degree is the highest degree at the school.
Linfield has a tighter focus on specific areas of study than most colleges its size. The most common majors at the school are in nursing and emergency medicine.
Linfield does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted.
Classes at the school are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way Linfield works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at the school are well-paid.
In 2007-2008, 334 students were enrolled in Linfield. A very high share of students at the school are female.
Student dorms or apartments are common at Linfield.
The school reports its educational mission is:
"The Linfield College Portland Campus advances education specifically in the health professions that òpromotes integrity, honesty, and service to society in the context of social justice òhonors the dignity and worth of the individual as well as the rich texture of diverse cultures and varied ways of understanding òpromises intellectual challenge and academic excellence on a foundation of the liberal arts òvalues both theoretical and practical knowledge ògraduates highly competent health professionals who espouse the highest degree of professionalism and commitment òpiques curiosity for a lifetime of inquiry òand inspires the courage to live by moral and spiritual principle and to defend freedom of conscience."
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