George Fox University is so homey and it just has this different feeling that you really can’t get at any other university.
When I first was looking at universities, I saw George Fox’s campus and was like wow, I have to go here.
I’d probably describe it as the best school in the world; I absolutely love this place for sure.
The classes are small which is nice because you get to know your classmates and get to have more of a personal relationship with your professors.
For me, I’ve been challenged quite a bit academically, quite a shift going from public high school to a private university like this. It’s very challenging and a lot is expected of you, but you get help if you need it. The professors are really open, and they love to teach what they’re teaching.
Your professors are on a first name basis, which is unique, and part of our Quaker heritage. The professors get to know you as a person, and they keep you accountable for your work, and I definitely appreciate that.
The teachers here, do a really good job incorporating faith in the classroom, which is so awesome because I came from a public school where we weren’t allowed to talk about religion or God, or anything like that.
Everyone is encouraged to study abroad, or go on Juniors Abroad, which is a 3-week trip.
I studied abroad my senior year to Costa Rica and lived there four months, and it really changed my perspective on who I am and how I live life. Different cultures, I think it’s really great that George Fox provides the opportunity for students to study abroad.
They have a great athletic program in general, but if you’re not a part of the actual big sports, there are always intramurals.
The basketball team is my second family, and they still are. We won the national championship; it’s still to this day, hard to believe that we did that. I still have flash backs of the final seconds of that game, and thinking, oh my gosh, we did that. The athletic department here is so awesome; especially at every game we had the Blue Zone going and students getting rallied because the athletics are a huge part of Fox.
When I didn’t know much about George Fox, but would tell people that’s where I was going to end up going, they were really impressed. People love the students that come from George Fox. They’re hard workers, passionate people. We have the Serve Day on campus. George Fox loves to serve its community; I think that’s one of the things that I thought was absolutely amazing. You don’t see that at a state university, you don’t see a day where everyone stops and goes out to serve. That’s not on everyone’s priority list, but George Fox has made it a priority.
I’m very grateful and blessed to be here.
It was one of the best choices I’ve ever made so far in my life.
George Fox is the best place to be.
George Fox is the most amazing school ever. I love it.