If you know nothing about George Fox University, this is a great place to start. In this post, we’ll cover some of the things people most often want to know about our school.

What type of college is George Fox?

George Fox University is an accredited, private, nonprofit Christian liberal arts university in Newberg, Oregon. Founded in 1891, the school promises that students will Be Known spiritually, academically and professionally.

How many students go to George Fox?

In the 2023-24 school year, there were 4,084 students enrolled at George Fox University, making it the largest private college in Oregon. This included 2,297 traditional undergraduate students, 1,530 graduate students, and 257 adult degree completion students.

In the 2023-24 school year, 63% of students were women, and 37% of students were men. 53% of freshmen were from Oregon, and 47% were from out of state.

Is George Fox University a good school?

student reading outsideGeorge Fox is a great school, as measured by recognition from third-party sources:

What is George Fox University known for?

George Fox is known for many things, but most important among them are:

What majors is George Fox known for?

George Fox is known best for its majors in business, engineering, nursing, education, biology, and the arts, although we offer over 60 different undergraduate programs across a variety of disciplines. Students can also choose an interdisciplinary major, allowing them to combine studies from two or three interests.

Additionally, more than one in eight George Fox students enter college undeclared, and the vast majority of all college students change their major at least once – so breathe easy even if you’re not sure what to study! 

In addition, George Fox offers graduate programs in theological studies, education, healthcare, behavioral health, and business.

How hard is it to get into George Fox University?

For traditional undergraduate students in 2023-24, the average high school GPA was 3.7 (on a 4.0 scale), and the acceptance rate for freshmen was 96%. Graduate programs are more competitive, but the application process varies by program.

Standardized tests are not required for undergraduate applications, and are only required for select graduate program applications. 

Does George Fox offer athletic scholarships?

football players runningAs an NCAA Division III school, George Fox University does not offer athletic scholarships, but there are a variety of other scholarships for traditional undergraduates to apply for! Many first-year and transfer students participate in George Fox’s Scholarship Summit, and students can also apply for additional scholarships through George Fox.

George Fox’s athletics program offers 21 varsity sports and won the McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy in both 2021-22 and 2022-23.

Is George Fox University conservative?

George Fox University has a diverse campus with a variety of political perspectives. Regardless of these differences, all staff and faculty members, as well as the majority of students, share a common faith in Jesus Christ. This faith shapes how they charitably discuss their differences of opinion.

One example of this is the George Fox Civility Project, which grew out of concern about polarization and alienation in national, state, and local cultures. The project’s mission is to foster respect, listening, trust, and earnestness through discussion.

Who went to George Fox University?

Alumni from George Fox University have gone on to work at Nike, Providence Health & Services, Intel Corporation, Amazon, Kaiser Permanente, WE Communications, Disney, Boeing, DeLapp, KPMG, and more. Many alumni also return to George Fox to work. Some alumni from George Fox University include:

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