George Fox, founded in 1891, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 75-acre campus is located on a wooded ravine in Newberg, 23 miles from Portland.

Website: www.georgefox.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,569
Undergraduate
Students
(56.0%) 1,438 Women
(44.0%) 1,131 Men
1,330
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
78% of 2,980 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.56
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
23 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$47,120
Tuition and Fees
$35,870
Room and Board
$11,250
Average Percent of Need Met
88%
Average Freshman Award
$24,100
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,207
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
195
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 33% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Newberg Population
22,068
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Portland
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
55% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bruins
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.4% Asian
1.8% Black/African-American
11.0% Hispanic/Latino
6.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.5% White
3.5% Unknown
International Students
4.3%
First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
62.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
50%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
9.9%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   2
Science   2
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History   2
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 31
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
414 North Meridian
City, State, Zip
Newberg, OR 97132-2697
Phone
(503) 554-2240
Fax
(503) 554-3830
E-mail
admissions@georgefox.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins October 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1, January 15
Early Action Notification
December 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
78% of 2,980 applicants were admitted
Women
80% of 1,769 applicants were admitted
Men
76% of 1,211 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
681 (29%) of 2,334 admitted students enrolled
Women
375 (26%) of 1,416 admitted students enrolled
Men
306 (33%) of 918 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.56
3.75 and Above
40%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
20%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
8%
Score of 24 - 29
44%
Score of 18 - 23
40%
Score of 12 - 17
7%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 25%
Top quarter: 55%
Top half: 83%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$47,120
Tuition and Fees
$35,870
Room and Board
$11,250
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 16
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003194
Free
State Aid Form  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
586 (91.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
495 (84.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
494 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
208 (42.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
88%
Average Award
$24,100
Need-Based Gift
Received by 481 (97.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,553
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 428 (86.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,164
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 42 (8.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
136 (21.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,763

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,092 (83.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,861 (89.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,859 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
659 (35.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$22,230
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,790 (96.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,195
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,658 (89.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,853
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 122 (6.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
590 (23.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,374

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$29,207
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, TEACH Grants
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,214
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Pastoral Studies/Counseling
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, nursing
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
195
Part-Time Faculty
409
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
26%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 33% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 60% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
564,686
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • English as a Second Language
  • Finance and Banking
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Theology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Finance and Banking
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Management
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Physical Therapy
  • Theology

Location and Setting


Newberg Population
22,068
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Portland
Campus Size
108 acres

Weather

Temperature
33.7 average low in January, 74.6 average high in September
Rain
152 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Newburg
Nearest Train Station
30 mile(s) from campus in Portland

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
55% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
45%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
parking lot cameras, video surveillance of key buildings

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bruins
School Colors
Navy, blue, and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse    
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, racquetball, rock climbing, soccer, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, student government, christian ministries, orientation committee, outdoor club and bruin ambassadors, blue zone
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,569
Women
1,438 (56.0%)
Men
1,131 (44.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,348
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.4% Asian
1.8% Black/African-American
11.0% Hispanic/Latino
6.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.5% White
3.5% Unknown
International Students.
4.3%
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
1,330

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
62.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
69.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
71.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
50%
Average Starting Salary
50%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
9.9%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 0.5%
Engineering 0.5%
Arts and Sciences 8%
Medicine 3%
Education 11%

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