George Fox University

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414 N. Meridian Street

Newberg, OR 97132

Phone: (503) 538-8383
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#24 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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George Fox University is a private institution that was founded in 1891. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,184, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 108 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. George Fox University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 24. Its tuition and fees are $31,120 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

George Fox is a Christian university of the arts, sciences, and professional studies. Small class sizes allow for personal attention from faculty who integrate their Christian faith into the curriculum. Funds are provided for independent undergraduate research. A culture of volunteer service is encouraged through an all-campus Serve Day and serve trips during school breaks. Students enjoy the proximity of Portland, the Pacific Ocean, and other attractions of the Pacific Northwest. George Fox is ranked among the top 50 schools in the country in percentage of students who study abroad (U.S. News & World Report). The campus offers wireless Internet access.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1891
Religious affiliation Evangelical Friends
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $18,037,725


When applying to George Fox University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at George Fox University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 75.5 percent and an early acceptance rate of 76.4 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 75.5%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at George Fox University is 13:1, and the school has 60.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at George Fox University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Visual and Performing Arts. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 53%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 28%
Health Professions and Related Programs 9%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 9%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 7%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%

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Student Life

George Fox University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,184, with a gender distribution of 40.7 percent male students and 59.3 percent female students. At this school, 52 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 48 percent of students live off campus. George Fox University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 3,484
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

George Fox University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. George Fox University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at George Fox University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at George Fox University.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At George Fox University, 78.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $9,787.

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Tuition and fees $31,120 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,630 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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