George Fox makes Forbes' "Best Religiously Affiliated Colleges" list

University is only Council for Christian Colleges & Universities member on list and joins Boston College, Kenyon College and Notre Dame in top 10

George Fox University earns a spot among the top 10 in Forbes' ranking of “The Best Religiously Affiliated Colleges.”

20 Best Religiously Affiliated Colleges

  1. Centre College, Danville, Kentucky
  2. Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
  3. Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
  4. DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana
  5. University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
  6. Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia
  7. St. Mary's College of California, Moraga, California
  8. George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon
  9. Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  10. Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
  11. Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
  12. College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts
  13. Doane College, Crete, Nebraska
  14. Salem College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  15. Drew University, Madison, New Jersey
  16. Wofford College, Spartansburg, South Carolina
  17. College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio
  18. Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas
  19. Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota
  20. Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky

George Fox ranked No. 8 on the list and joined Boston College (No. 2), Kenyon College (No. 3) and the University of Notre Dame (No. 5) in the top 10. George Fox was the only college in the 109-member Council for Christian Colleges & Universities to earn a spot on the list, comprised of “20 schools that offer quality education and connection to faith,” according to Centre College of Danville, Ky., was rated No. 1.

Of George Fox, Forbes stated, “Although many colleges and universities featured on this list boast mostly historic ties to faith, others, like George Fox University, feel that spiritual growth is an essential part of a well-rounded education. The university integrates its Christian faith into its curriculum through a Spiritual Life Program, where students participate in programs like community service and chapel, which hosts popular theologians and facilitates worship.”

On schools with religious affiliations, Forbes states, “Whether they’re now devoutly religious or mostly secular, religiously affiliated schools can offer first-rate educations for mind and soul.”

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