George Fox University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Oregon


George Fox University frequently ranks well among the nation's top Christian colleges. Since it was established in 1885, George Fox University has remained true to the ideals of its evangelical Quaker founders. All faculty and staff are committed Christians, and the curriculum focuses on both the academic and the spiritual. Undergraduates at George Fox can choose from over 40 majors with business being most popular. Academics are supported by a healthy 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 20. The college prides itself on the personal attention students receive and makes the promise that "each student will be known." The university is located in Newberg, Oregon, a town about a half hour southwest of downtown Portland. In athletics, the George Fox Bruin's compete in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference for most sports. The college fields 15 varsity sports.
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Most Popular Majors

Behavioral Sciences, Business Administration, Elementary Education, English, Nursing, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 3383
Total Grad Students: 1263
Undergraduate Students: 2120
Faculty: 167

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 20:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Percent Male: 41%
Percent Female: 59%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 59%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 67%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

414 N Meridian St
Newberg Oregon 97132


Main Email:

Main Phone: 503-538-8383

Additional Campuses:
Portland Center near Tigard
12753 S.W. 68th Avenue, Ste. 185
Portland, OR 97223

Portland, World Trade Center Building Two
25 SW Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97204

Salem Center
4600 25th Avenue NE, Ste. 250
Salem, OR 97301

Redmond Campus
2248 SE College Loop, Bldg. 1
Redmond, OR 97756-7013

Boise Center
1810 S. Eagle Road, Ste. 101
Meridian, ID 83642

Admissions Contact:
Patti Odenweller
Transfer Specialist, Office of the Registrar
(503) 554-2215

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:
Craig Taylor
Director, Athletics
(503) 554-2911

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
There is a minimum GPA requirement of 2.60 (on a 4.0 scale)to be considered for transfer admission.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Undergraduate credit must carry a grade of pass or C- or betterand must be at 100 level or above.

Credits (Min/Max):
Any evaluation of transfer credit is to be considered tentative until the student has completed 12 hours in good standing. There is no maximum to the number of transferrable credits, providing the sending institution is regionally accredited.

Test Scores for Applying:
Transfer students applying for admission during the first year out of high school should submit entrance examination scores. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) will be accepted.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
You must have the two recommendation forms in the application packet completed and sent to the admissions office.

Essay(s) required:
A personal statement is required of all applicants to George Fox University. As a Christian university, we are particularly interested in your spiritual journey and your philosophy of life. Because

Application Fee:
There is a $40 nonrefundable application fee.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 27
English 21 27
Math 20 26
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 490 630
Math 490 610

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 80%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -80%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 950

Other Expenses: 2100

Room and Board: 9050

Tuition and Fees: 29380

Total Cost: 41480

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
George Fox offers a variety of financial aid options including loans, grants, scholarships, family discounts and work study.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6896

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 97%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 71%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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