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Academics

A Christian-focused liberal arts and professional studies institution, George Fox University provides students with "faith-based and rigorous academic programs paired with stimulating and satisfying student life." George Fox brings faith, service and experiential learning together in its "Christ-centered campus" in Newberg, Oregon "that strives to teach students the love of God and the importance of service to others through finding one's passion and through hands-on experience." Students prize the school's "high job-placement rates," its "exceptional student-to-faculty ratio," the "accessibility of additional educational" resources, and the "Christian values taught in every class." Professors "are incredibly patient" and take the time "to get to know their students," and even go so far as to "open up their homes" to make students feel welcome. Students also rave about "juniors abroad program," which allows any third year student to take advantage of a partially-subsidized study abroad program. "The Honors Program here is one of the best there is," and student are very complimentary about "the high standard of academics" at George Fox. Students feel that their professors "have a deep passion for the material they teach" and create a healthy and safe environments for students to ask questions," "which makes learning more enjoyable."

Student Body

Many George Fox students are interested in serving the community by "[reaching] into the corners of society and [helping] the outsiders." One undergrad describes her fellow students as "friendly, insightful, diverse, constructive, [and] quirky (I mean, we're set in the Portland metro area)." Demographically, "George Fox is home to primarily home to white, middle-class young adults" who are a "blend of very conservative and very liberal" practicing "evangelical Christian." Students note that "in the last several years [. . .] the university has greatly improved their pursuit of [ethnic and racial] diversity." Students are "passionate" about their education, but they "are not so individually-focused on their own success" that they become competitive with one another. A typical George Fox student maintains a "desire for the success of others and [sees] this school as a body of students all working towards the same goal of a higher education." "Because this school is founded on Quaker principles, everyone is a friend," one student explains.

Campus Life

Campus life at George Fox is full of opportunities to "get involved in a wide range of activities, clubs, departments" and self-organize to "make art [and] create outside writing and art groups." "There is typically something to do almost every day if one puts in the effort." The city of Newberg offers "three coffee shops, a bakery, and some other various restaurants that many students hang out in." For more options, students travel "the half hour to Portland for shopping and entertainment," or hike in the surrounding Northwest Oregon countryside. George Fox is good about hosting events on campus, like "concerts by school musicians and visiting bands, movie nights, outdoor activities like capture the flag (called Bruin Brawl), [and] dances (winter and spring formals, plus a Sadie Hawkins dance)." Athletics are fairly popular, and "a large number of students that participate in intramural sports year round."

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Emma Glennen
Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
414 N. Meridian
Newberg, OR 97132

Phone
503-554-2240

Email
visit@georgefox.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Bruin Den- Cafe in the Student Union Bldg
Brewin' Grounds- Student-run coffee house
The Firepit Pavillion- Student hang out
Wheeler Sports Center
The Quad

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Newberg coffee shops
Portland, 23 miles away
Oregon Coast
Mt Hood

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F all year
8am - 5pm
503-554-2240

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Available during admissions office hours

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
visit@georgefox.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Under age 23 only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The nearest airport is Portland International Airport. Transportation is available from the Portland airport, train station or bus depot for students traveling without a parent or guardian. Call with your itinerary at least a week before your visit.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Directions to Newberg from I-5: From the south, take the Donald/Aurora exit (278) north of Salem. Follow signs to Newberg. From the north, take the Tigard/Newberg exit (294) shortly after leaving Portland city limits. Stay on 99W until reaching Newberg. Follow 99W into Newberg, and turn north on Meridian Street.

Local Accommodations
Local hotels around $ 80 per night, local Bed and Breakfast around $ 150 per night, local inn and spa higher; list of lodging can be sent to visitors. Best Western, Newberg Inn (2211 Portland Road, Newberg, 800-WESTERN); Travelodge Suites (2816 Portland Road, Newberg, 800-578-7878); Shilo Inn (501 Shitka Avenue, Newberg, 800-222-2244); Avellan Inn-BandB (16900 N. E. Highway 240, Newberg, 503-537-9161, www.avellaninn.com); Smith House-BandB (415 N College Street, Newberg, 503-538-1995); Springbook Hazelnut Farm-BandB (30295 N. Highway 99W, Newberg, 503-538-4606); Partridge Farm (4300 E. Portland Road, Newberg, 503-538-2050, www.rexhill.com/bedandbreakfast.html); The Allison Inn and Spa (2525 Allison Lane, Newberg, 503-554-2525, www.theallison.com).

Admissions

Applicants: 2,431
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Average HS GPA: 3.56







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