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George Fox University Overview

George Fox University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Newberg, Oregon. Newberg is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

What Is George Fox University Known For?

718 Undergraduate Awards
$36,697 Avg Cost After Aid
82% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at GFU is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at GFU.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 35% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from GFU with a bachelor's degree make about $45,100 a year. That's 11% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • It takes the average GFU student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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George Fox University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at GFU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Behavioral Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Cognitive Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best International Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Value Business Administration & Management Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Value Psychology Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#80 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards GFU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#54 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#66 Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#82 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#86 Best Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Business Degree Central
#106 Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#118 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is George Fox University?

Location of George Fox University

Contact details for GFU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 414 N Meridian St, Newberg, OR 97132
Phone: 503-538-8383
Website: www.georgefox.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georgefoxuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/georgefox

How Do I Get Into GFU?

You can apply to GFU online at: www.georgefox.edu/college-admissions/apply/index.html

Admission Requirements for GFU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into GFU?

82% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
78% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at George Fox University is 82%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Average Test Scores

About 78% of students accepted to GFU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 650. Math scores were between 520 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for George Fox University  ( 530 to 650 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for George Fox University  ( 520 to 620 )
200
800
GFU received ACT scores from 41% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 28. Math scores were between 20 and 27. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for George Fox University  ( 20 to 28 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for George Fox University  ( 20 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for George Fox University  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford George Fox University?

$36,697 Net Price
70% Take Out Loans
2.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of GFU is $36,697. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At GFU, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $8,212 a year. That adds up to $32,848 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at GFU is 2.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

George Fox University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,428 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,629 undergraduate students at GFU, with 2,428 being full-time and 201 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  GFU

There are also 1,434 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,428 full-time undergraduates at GFU, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  GFU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of George Fox University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of GFU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 93
Black or African American 31
Hispanic or Latino 340
White 1,672
International Students 29
Other Races/Ethnicities 263

Geographic Diversity

Oregon students aren't the only ones who study at George Fox University. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 22 countries are represented at GFU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and United Kingdom.

Online Learning at George Fox University

322 Took All Classes Online
856 Took At Least One Class Online
1,427.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at GFU. In 2017-2018, 856 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at GFU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 18th most popular in Oregon for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of GFU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at George Fox University was 1,427.8%. This is the #67 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at GFU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of GFU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Behavioral Science 15%
Education 12%
General Education 37%
Health Professions 11%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 26%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at GFU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at GFU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Education #4
Education #10

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

George Fox University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 113 0 54 3 170
Teacher Education Grade Specific 52 0 98 0 150
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 7 49 22 78
Social Work 26 0 44 0 70
Nursing 49 0 0 0 49
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 2 0 2 37 41
General Engineering 39 0 0 0 39
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 38 38
General Psychology 36 0 0 0 36
Health & Physical Education 27 0 0 0 27
Behavioral Science 26 0 0 0 26
Public Relations & Advertising 25 0 0 0 25
General Biology 21 0 0 0 21
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 21 0 21
English Literature (Other) 20 0 0 0 20
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 20 0 20
Accounting 19 0 0 0 19
General Education 0 1 18 0 19
Marketing 18 0 0 0 18
Educational Administration 0 0 0 18 18
Biblical Studies 7 0 10 0 17
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 16 0 0 0 16
Fine & Studio Arts 16 0 0 0 16
Allied Health Professions 15 0 0 0 15
Computer Information Systems 14 0 0 0 14
Mathematics 13 0 0 0 13
Student Counseling 0 0 12 0 12
History 12 0 0 0 12
Civil Engineering 11 0 0 0 11
Drama & Theater Arts 11 0 0 0 11
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 11 0 0 0 11
Cognitive Science 8 0 0 0 8
International Studies 8 0 0 0 8
Political Science & Government 8 0 0 0 8
Entrepreneurial Studies 7 0 0 0 7
Management Information Systems 7 0 0 0 7
Information Science 7 0 0 0 7
Sociology 7 0 0 0 7
Religious Education 7 0 0 0 7
Design & Applied Arts 7 0 0 0 7
Music 7 0 0 0 7
Communication & Media Studies 6 0 0 0 6
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 5 0 0 0 5
Philosophy 5 0 0 0 5
Economics 5 0 0 0 5
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 4 0 0 0 4
Journalism 4 0 0 0 4
Teacher Education Subject Specific 4 0 0 0 4
Finance & Financial Management 3 0 0 0 3
Graphic Communications 3 0 0 0 3
International Business 2 0 0 0 2
Special Education 0 2 0 0 2
Romance Languages 2 0 0 0 2
Human Services 0 0 2 0 2
Information Technology 1 0 0 0 1
Religious Studies 0 0 1 0 1
Chemistry 1 0 0 0 1
Missionary Studies 1 0 0 0 1
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 0 0 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 0
Biomedical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 718 10 331 118 1,177

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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