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Academics

A Christian-focused liberal arts and professional studies institution, George Fox University provides students with "faith-based and rigorous academic programs paired with stimulating and satisfying student life." George Fox brings faith, service and experiential learning together in its "Christ-centered campus" in Newberg, Oregon "that strives to teach students the love of God and the importance of service to others through finding one's passion and through hands-on experience." Students prize the school's "high job-placement rates," its "exceptional student-to-faculty ratio," the "accessibility of additional educational" resources, and the "Christian values taught in every class." Professors "are incredibly patient" and take the time "to get to know their students," and even go so far as to "open up their homes" to make students feel welcome. Students also rave about "juniors abroad program," which allows any third year student to take advantage of a partially-subsidized study abroad program. "The Honors Program here is one of the best there is," and student are very complimentary about "the high standard of academics" at George Fox. Students feel that their professors "have a deep passion for the material they teach" and create a healthy and safe environments for students to ask questions," "which makes learning more enjoyable."

Student Body

Many George Fox students are interested in serving the community by "[reaching] into the corners of society and [helping] the outsiders." One undergrad describes her fellow students as "friendly, insightful, diverse, constructive, [and] quirky (I mean, we're set in the Portland metro area)." Demographically, "George Fox is home to primarily home to white, middle-class young adults" who are a "blend of very conservative and very liberal" practicing "evangelical Christian." Students note that "in the last several years [. . .] the university has greatly improved their pursuit of [ethnic and racial] diversity." Students are "passionate" about their education, but they "are not so individually-focused on their own success" that they become competitive with one another. A typical George Fox student maintains a "desire for the success of others and [sees] this school as a body of students all working towards the same goal of a higher education." "Because this school is founded on Quaker principles, everyone is a friend," one student explains.

Campus Life

Campus life at George Fox is full of opportunities to "get involved in a wide range of activities, clubs, departments" and self-organize to "make art [and] create outside writing and art groups." "There is typically something to do almost every day if one puts in the effort." The city of Newberg offers "three coffee shops, a bakery, and some other various restaurants that many students hang out in." For more options, students travel "the half hour to Portland for shopping and entertainment," or hike in the surrounding Northwest Oregon countryside. George Fox is good about hosting events on campus, like "concerts by school musicians and visiting bands, movie nights, outdoor activities like capture the flag (called Bruin Brawl), [and] dances (winter and spring formals, plus a Sadie Hawkins dance)." Athletics are fairly popular, and "a large number of students that participate in intramural sports year round."

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

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 600
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
460 - 590

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — November 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Selectivity Rating


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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
52%
Graduate in 5 years
61%
Graduate in 6 years
62%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Organizational Communication, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Cognitive Science
  • International/Global Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music, General


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

Notable Faculty


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"

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
52%
Graduate in 5 years
61%
Graduate in 6 years
62%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,403

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,472

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,640

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
79%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$22,996

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

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$33,370
Required Fees
$360
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$950

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,400
Transportation for Commuters
$800

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,528
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,383
Foreign Countries Represented
43

Demographics

3.73%
Asian
1.87%
African-American
7.25%
Hispanic
70.40%
Caucasian
4.45%
Unknown
6.45%
International

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

Overview


Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
91%

Campus Environment
Village

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

Sustainability


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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