George Fox earns first-tier regional university honors in U.S. News & World Report's 2015 'America's Best Colleges' rankings

U.S. News & World Report Magazine School named one of “America’s Best Colleges” for 26th time and among top 30 in “Best Regional Universities” West category

George Fox University again received a first-tier ranking from U.S. News & World Report magazine in its 2015 “America’s Best Colleges” issue, released Sept. 9, 2014.

The Newberg, Ore.-based university ranks 30th out of 120 in the “Best Regional Universities” West category. George Fox also earned the distinction of ranking No. 58 out of more than 1,400 schools in the percentage of students who study abroad. Nearly half of the school's undergraduates engage in an overseas study experience before graduation.

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 620 universities and colleges, with 120 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 26th 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.