George Fox breaks enrollment record for second straight year

Record number of applicants at George Fox University

The Newberg, Ore., school eclipses the 3,700 mark, which includes more than 2,500 undergraduates

For a second straight year, George Fox University established a fall record enrollment, as 3,793 students – more than 2,500 of whom are undergraduates – committed to attending the Newberg, Ore., institution.

The total eclipsed the fall 2013 number (3,712) and marked the second year in the school’s 123-year history that more than 3,700 enrolled. Prior to last year’s record total, the previous high was 3,519 students, established in 2011.

The majority of students are traditional undergraduates (2,219). Of those, 769 are first-time traditional undergraduates, which includes 616 freshmen, 110 transfers, 34 international students and nine readmitted students. George Fox also returns 1,431 students and has 296 who are earning bachelor’s degrees in one of the school’s adult degree programs.

All told, the school enrolled 2,515 undergraduates and 1,278 in its graduate programs, which includes 11 master’s and doctoral degrees.

George Fox’s overall enrollment has increased six-fold since 1986, when 549 students attended the school. To further put recent numbers in perspective, in 1987 the school’s total enrollment was 705 students. Today, its incoming first-time undergraduate class of 769 is nearly 10 percent higher than the total enrollment was 27 years ago.

Looking ahead, undergraduate students interested in enrolling at George Fox for the 2015-16 academic year are encouraged to apply early. The university’s early action application deadline is Nov. 15. Those who apply by that date will not be charged the $40 application fee and are eligible to participate in the university’s scholarship competition Jan. 30-31 or Feb. 6-7, 2015. Visit to begin the application process.

The school’s regular decision deadline for incoming freshmen is Feb. 1 (March 1 for transfers).

Fall semester for traditional undergraduates began on Monday, Aug. 25. The university determines official enrollment based upon students registered on the 10th day of classes.