Students Say

Nestled in bucolic Newberg, Oregon, George Fox is a Christian university that provides students with a great “balance between academics and faith.” From the minute they step onto this “beautiful” campus, students join a welcoming community that “[feels] like home.” And with George Fox’s myriad “research opportunities,” “great financial aid,” and “personal investment in students” it’s no wonder that undergrads are so happy here. The university is renowned for its “strong engineering program” which offers students the chance to participate “in many applied projects even at an early level.”

Overview

Applicants
2,431
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average HS GPA
3.56

GPA Breakdown

42%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
470 - 600
SAT Math
470 - 600
ACT Composite
20 - 26

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)

Overall

Students Say

Nestled in bucolic Newberg, Oregon, George Fox is a Christian university that provides students with a great “balance between academics and faith.” From the minute they step onto this “beautiful” campus, students join a welcoming community that “[feels] like home.” And with George Fox’s myriad “research opportunities,” “great financial aid,” and “personal investment in students” it’s no wonder that undergrads are so happy here. The university is renowned for its “strong engineering program” which offers students the chance to participate “in many applied projects even at an early level.” Undergrads also tout the “good” nursing, social work and “amazing” art programs. Fortunately, George Fox manages to attract professors who “have a passion for what they teach” and a facility for “making the material enjoyable to learn and the classes exciting to attend.” Notably, they also “make themselves very available outside of class.” As one psych major gushes, “They sacrifice time and effort to get to know us personally. We are not just a name in their grade book.” And, perhaps just as important, as this organizational communications major shares, “[Professors] challenge me in a different wayto take what I have learned in the classroom and apply it in real life, to step outside my comfort zone and to challenge myself to be more globally aware.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
415
with Terminal Degree
170

227
Men
188
Women
119
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
83%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Herbert Hoover
31st President of the United States, attended Friends Pacific Academy

Richard Foster
Christian Author, Celebration of Discipline

Pat Casey
Oregon State Univ Baseball Coach, 2 NCAA Titles

Peggy Fowler
former President and CEO, Portland General Electric

Gina Ochsner
award-winning American writer (Oregon Book (2) & Flannery O'Connor awards)

Richard Zeller
Acclaimed Baritone, Metropolitan Opera, New York

"Coach" Ken Carter
high school basketball coach who inspired 2005 movie "Coach Carter"

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
85
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,038

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,112

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,536

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,143

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
75%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$17,710

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$30,770
Required Fees
$350
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$950

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,470
Transportation for Commuters
$800

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
ACG & SMART, TEACH Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

As you might expect, many students at George Fox “come from a Christian background” and the vast “majority [hail] from the Pacific Northwest.” By and large, undergrads here tend “to be more tradition[al] and conservative in their…thinking.” However, people are generally “very accepting of other[s] and very friendly/welcoming.” Perhaps this senior best explains his peers by stating, “The typical student at George Fox will devote at least one year of their life to drinking primarily out of a reused glass peanut butter jar. Plaid shirts are popular, a bit of tree-hugging goes on, and many take literally the Bible verse telling you to "come as you are," as in rolling out of bed and running to class in sweats. I have found that students fit in quite well since there is an amount of diversity within the student body without clear distinctions of cliques.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,383
Out of State

International
Foreign Countries Represented
43

Demographics

57% female
43% male
88% are full time
12% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Undergrads report that life at George Fox is “fun and always active.” The university offers “a wide range of clubs” and “sports, especially basketball, are hugely popular” as well. There are also many special events thrown throughout the year including “game show nights, competitions, and dances.” And undergrads also get creative with their fun. Indeed, they can be found “playing ultimate frisbee at night on the track field, rollerblading in 80s clothes [and] having slip and slides in the quad.” Students do caution that there are “some parties, but only off campus. With our life style contract banning any substances (EVEN if you are 21 and off campus), student parties are rarely publicized.” There’s also much to take of advantage of when students are eager to get off campus. To begin with, hometown Newberg offers some “great coffee shops…that are frequented regularly by students.” And those students looking for a little more spice or variety are in luck. “Portland, with its wealth of entertainment options, is only an hour away, as is the beautiful Oregon Coast.” Finally, there’s “a really popular drive-in movie theater just down the highway also, which is a popular attraction with students and locals alike.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
56%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
87
First-Year Students living on campus
91%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
81

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
20
Number of Honor Societies
3

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

11% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Bruins)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Bruins)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Minority Support Groups
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Portland

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
8

Average Number of PC's per Lab
19.6

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Emma Glennen
Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
414 N. Meridian
Newberg, OR 97132

Phone
503-554-2240

Email
visit@georgefox.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Bruin Den- Cafe in the Student Union Bldg
Brewin' Grounds- Student-run coffee house
The Firepit Pavillion- Student hang out
Wheeler Sports Center
The Quad

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Newberg coffee shops
Portland, 23 miles away
Oregon Coast
Mt Hood

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F all year
8am - 5pm
503-554-2240

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Available during admissions office hours

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
visit@georgefox.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Under age 23 only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The nearest airport is Portland International Airport. Transportation is available from the Portland airport, train station or bus depot for students traveling without a parent or guardian. Call with your itinerary at least a week before your visit.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Directions to Newberg from I-5: From the south, take the Donald/Aurora exit (278) north of Salem. Follow signs to Newberg. From the north, take the Tigard/Newberg exit (294) shortly after leaving Portland city limits. Stay on 99W until reaching Newberg. Follow 99W into Newberg, and turn north on Meridian Street.

Local Accommodations
Local hotels around $ 80 per night, local Bed and Breakfast around $ 150 per night, local inn and spa higher; list of lodging can be sent to visitors. Best Western, Newberg Inn (2211 Portland Road, Newberg, 800-WESTERN); Travelodge Suites (2816 Portland Road, Newberg, 800-578-7878); Shilo Inn (501 Shitka Avenue, Newberg, 800-222-2244); Avellan Inn-BandB (16900 N. E. Highway 240, Newberg, 503-537-9161, www.avellaninn.com); Smith House-BandB (415 N College Street, Newberg, 503-538-1995); Springbook Hazelnut Farm-BandB (30295 N. Highway 99W, Newberg, 503-538-4606); Partridge Farm (4300 E. Portland Road, Newberg, 503-538-2050, www.rexhill.com/bedandbreakfast.html); The Allison Inn and Spa (2525 Allison Lane, Newberg, 503-554-2525, www.theallison.com).
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Key Stats

2,431
Applicants
2,383
Size
75%
Acceptance Rate
1070
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists