George Fox named first-tier regional university by U.S. News & World Report in 2014 'America's Best Colleges' rankings
School named one of “America’s Best Colleges” for 25th time and among top 25 in “Best Regional Universities” West category
George Fox University again received a first-tier ranking from U.S. News & World Report magazine in its 2014 “America’s Best Colleges” issue, released Sept. 10.
The Newberg, Ore.-based university ranks 24th out of 121 in the “Best Regional Universities” West category. George Fox also is listed as one of the magazine’s “A-Plus Schools for B Students,” comprised of colleges and universities that are considered a “top college” while “admitting a meaningful proportion of applicants whose test scores and class standing put them in non-‘A’ territory,” according to the magazine. The average grade point average for incoming students at the university is 3.57 (on a scale of 4.0).
Colleges in the “Best Regional Universities” category provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s-level programs, but few doctoral programs. Nationally, the category includes 621 universities and colleges, with 121 ranked in the 15-state western region.The rankings – including the component information on each college’s score – are available online at usnews.com. This is the 25th year George Fox has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. The university made the magazine’s first ranking in 1988.