George Fox named first-tier regional university by U.S. News & World Report in 2014 'America's Best Colleges' rankings

U.S. News & World Report Magazine School named one of “America’s Best Colleges” for 25th time and among top 25 in “Best Regional Universities” West category

George Fox University again received a first-tier ranking from U.S. News & World Report magazine in its 2014 “America’s Best Colleges” issue, released Sept. 10.

The Newberg, Ore.-based university ranks 24th out of 121 in the “Best Regional Universities” West category. George Fox also is listed as one of the magazine’s “A-Plus Schools for B Students,” comprised of colleges and universities that are considered a “top college” while “admitting a meaningful proportion of applicants whose test scores and class standing put them in non-‘A’ territory,” according to the magazine. The average grade point average for incoming students at the university is 3.57 (on a scale of 4.0).

Colleges in the “Best Regional Universities” category provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s-level programs, but few doctoral programs. Nationally, the category includes 621 universities and colleges, with 121 ranked in the 15-state western region.

The rankings – including the component information on each college’s score – are available online at This is the 25th year George Fox has been ranked as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. The university made the magazine’s first ranking in 1988.