Quick Facts

Enrollment: 4,108 (2020-21)
Traditional Undergraduate: 2,192 
Adult Degree Completion: 290 
Graduate: 1,626

Full-time faculty: 196

Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1

The Newberg campus in Fall; Lively conversation

Accreditation & Memberships

All degree programs at George Fox University are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. They are approved by the U.S. government and the states of Oregon and Idaho for the education of veterans, and by the U.S. attorney general for the admission of international students.

Additional discipline-specific accreditation has been awarded to many of our undergraduate and graduate programs.

Traditional Undergraduate Students

Average Class Size: 18 (includes labs)
Average High School GPA: 3.7 on a 4.0 scale
Average SAT Score: 1142  
Acceptance Rate: 82% (2019-20)
Students Living on Campus: 1,125 
States Represented: 35
Ethnic Minorities: 29.6% (13.9% Hispanic/Latino, 8.1% two or more races, 3.8% Asian, 1.3% African American, 1.3% nonresident aliens, 0.6% Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian, 0.6% Native American/Alaska Native)  
International: 1.5%
Gender Ratio: 60.4% female, 39.6% male (Fall 2019)

Residential Campus: Newberg, Oregon

President: Robin Baker, PhD (2007 – present)

Alumni Statistics
Total number of living alumni: 30,671 residing in 51 countries and all 50 states

Undergraduate Tuition and Financial Aid
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2020-21): $37,840 
Room and Board (2020-21): $12,090 
Average Financial Aid Package: $29,200 annually
Financial Aid Awarded (2018-19): $60 million
Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100% (traditional undergradutes)

Traditional undergraduate programs
More than 40 majors, 45 minors, and six pre-professional programs offered in Newberg

Largest majors: business majors,  engineeringnursingelementary education, biologyart and design, psychology, social work, exercise science, cinematic arts

George Fox graduation

Undergraduate adult degree-completion

Offered in Portland and Salem

Graduate programs

Portland Seminary

National Recognition

  • George Fox 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.
  • Forbes ranks George Fox among the top 10 "Best Religiously Affiliated Colleges" in the United States.
  • George Fox is classified by U.S. News & World Report as a "Best National University." The school is ranked in the publication's "Best National Universities" category.
  • In 2019-20, Money magazine listed George Fox among its "Best Colleges for Your Money," ranking the school first among Oregon Christian colleges.
  • George Fox is consistently ranked among the nation's leaders in percentage of students studying abroad.
  • The university is one of 100 institutions selected for the John Templeton Foundation “Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges.”
  • The Princeton Review lists George Fox as a “Best in the West” selection.
  • George Fox is listed among the top five "Best Seriously Protestant Schools" in the nation by First Things, a publication of The Institute on Religion and Public Life.
  • George Fox University is one of 50 listed in the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s “Guide to All-American Colleges,” along with University of Chicago, Princeton University and Whitman College.


Be Known
At George Fox, you are not just a number. You are known by name. Our professors and staff connect with students in authentic ways – personally, academically and spiritually – and opportunities abound for students to thrive in a supportive community that encourages academic rigor and spiritual growth. Our 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio allows for plenty of personal attention in the classroom.

Christian Values
As a Christian college rooted in the Friends tradition, we believe George Fox is uniquely designed to foster authentic and meaningful relationships that lead to personal transformation. In keeping with our mission of Christian higher education, all of our employees – faculty, staff and administrators – are committed Christians.

Study Abroad
George Fox ranks among the nation's leaders in study-abroad participation. Nearly half of our undergraduates participate in an international experience.

Richter Scholars Program
George Fox undergraduate and graduate students receive funding for independent research projects conducted with a faculty mentor. We are one of 11 universities in the Richter Scholars Program, including Yale, Dartmouth, Cal Tech, and University of Chicago.

Graduate Programs for Working Professionals
Many of our Portland, Salem and Redmond programs allow students to take classes while also continuing a typical 40-hour workweek.


George Fox Baseball

NCAA Div. III Athletics

Community Service

Serve Day: Every fall, the university closes campus for its annual Serve Day and sends more than 2,000 students, professors and staff members into the local community to do volunteer service at parks, senior citizen homes, churches, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. George Fox students annually volunteer thousands of hours in service in Yamhill County, Portland and throughout Oregon.

Serve Trips: Students use their winter, spring and summer breaks to volunteer locally and internationally on school-sponsored service trips.

For a comprehensive listing of community contributions, visit the Community Contributions page.

Notable Alumni

  • Herbert Hoover , 31st President of the United States, attended Friends Pacific Academy (precursor to George Fox)
  • Richard Foster , author of Celebration of Discipline, named by Christianity Today as one of the top 10 religious books of the 20th century
  • Peggy Fowler , former CEO of Portland General Electric
  • Gina Ochsner , award-winning American writer (two Oregon Book Awards and Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction)
  • Pat Casey, head baseball coach who led Oregon State University to three national titles
  • "Coach" Ken Carter , high school basketball coach who inspired 2005 Coach Carter movie starring Samuel L. Jackson
  • Richard Zeller , internationally acclaimed opera singer
  • Scott Jensen, Emmy Award-winning photojournalist
  • Rolf Potts, author and travel writer whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler and New York Times Magazine