B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A+
George Fox University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Quaker
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northwest Conference
Address
414 N. Meridian St.
Newberg, OR 97132
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George Fox University is an accredited and nationally recognized college offering more than 90 majors and minors in our undergraduate bachelor's degree program. We consistently rank as one of the top Christian universities on the West Coast.

For more than 125 years, George Fox has been committed to providing a Christian education through which every student can grow intellectually and spiritually with the guidance of devoted Christian scholars.

At George Fox, our Be Known promise ensures each student is valued, encouraged, and equipped to succeed -- personally, academically, and spiritually.

George Fox University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
64%
SAT Range
960-1200
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$27,935/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,751/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,164/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,923/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,537/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,928/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.57 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,474Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Christians.
    44%
  • Academically focused.
    26%
  • Loving and excited to see you
    7%
  • Welcoming
    5%
  • Everything except goth
    5%
  • Hipster
    5%
  • Homophobic hipster conservative christian
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
84%
of students say they don't have Greek life.58 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Be known
    47%
  • Friendly
    27%
  • Community Filled
    13%
  • Family
    4%
  • Quality
    4%
  • Easy-going
    2%
  • Opportunity
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.40 responses
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Pros: The campus is pretty, academics are good, esteemed university, and "most" professors are great.
Cons: Cliques, expensive, lacking diversity, shove religious views down your throat and if you don't agree your grade suffers yet the student portal is evidence of rampant drugs/sex/partying, no assistance with job placement if you are an Adult degree student, and the film program professors need to be fired - horrible favoritism, uncommunicative, arrogant, and just plain nasty!
In summary, it's a good school IF you choose the right program, stay to yourself, and do NOT live on campus!
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George Fox University provides a clean, safe environment to learn from professors who value their students in a beautiful facility. The biggest flaw of the school is its dining options, as the variety of food services offered are of generally mediocre quality. That being said, it does not distract from the community that is built at the school, with its "Be Known" promise being lived out by thousands of students every year. It is easy to feel welcomed at George Fox University, and challenging course options provide a thorough education that is well worth the cost.
The beauty of the canyon to the noise of the student support at sporting events connect the students together. The Christian aspect, however, is not as intense as many people make it out to be. Yes, you are required to attend Chapel services fifteen times a semester, but they only preach on life lessons that truly resinate with us as maturing young adults. Not everyone here is a hardcore believer in God, but there are a lot of individuals who are developing their faith. If that's you, this community is the one for you. Everyone is supportive and is not judgmental. However, if you want modern dorms and top notch food, this is not your place. The school is extremely old, gorgeous, but old. The dorms have not been updated since they have been built aside from the two dorm halls that have been built within the past ten years. Our dining hall has weird hours. This can seem extremely frustrating. All-in-all, Fox is an amazing place to learn and grow in your faith.