About George Fox University
About George Fox University

George Fox is Oregon's nationally recognized Christian university, providing students with personal attention, global opportunities to learn and serve, and a supportive community that encourages academic rigor and spiritual growth.

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George Fox is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The school consistently earns third-party recognition from publications such as Forbes and U.S. News & World Report, which annually rank it among the nation's top Christian colleges.

In keeping with our mission of Christian higher education, all employees – faculty, administration and staff – are committed Christians. More than 3,900 students attend classes on the university’s residential campus in Newberg, at its Portland and Salem centers, and at other teaching sites in Oregon.

Quick Facts about George Fox

Where we live

Map of Oregon showing locations of the cities Newberg and Portland

George Fox is ideally situated in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley in Newberg, rated among the top five "safest cities in Oregon" by SafeWise, a community-focused safety organization. We are just 23 miles south of Portland, Oregon’s largest city and cultural center. Discover museums, Saturday Market, the Waterfront, and don’t forget to catch a Trail Blazers game.

Beyond the city limits are world-class recreational opportunities. You can enjoy the slopes of Mt. Hood one weekend and go clamming on the scenic Oregon Coast the next. The state of Oregon features 96,981 square miles of diverse terrain such as the Columbia River Gorge, the Cascade Mountain Range and high-desert country.

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Where we came from

Since its founding more than a century ago, George Fox has been committed to providing a Christian education – from its early days as Friends Pacific Academy, established in 1885, to the present.

What we’re about

George Fox University is committed to providing a Christian education and empowering students spiritually, academically and professionally to reimagine the world.

Our Promise

At George Fox, each student will be known – personally, academically and spiritually.

Our leadership

Meet Dr. Robin E. Baker, who took office as George Fox University’s 12th president in 2007.

George Fox at a Glance


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