George Fox University Overview
Located in Newberg, Oregon, George Fox University is a private not-for-profit institution. Newberg is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.
What Is George Fox University Known For?
- 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.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at GFU.
- In 2019-2020, 31% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from GFU with a bachelor's degree make about $49,472 a year. That's 21% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- The average GFU student graduates in 4.2 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards GFU has earned from around the web.
|#5||Best Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries Graduate Degree Schools||College Factual|
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Where Is George Fox University?
Contact details for GFU are given below.
|Address:||414 N Meridian St, Newberg, OR 97132|
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
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into GFU?
Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 90%, and the acceptance rate for women is 91%.
Average Test Scores
About 76% 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 510 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 610.
Can I Afford George Fox University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At GFU, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $8,157 a year. That adds up to $32,628 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at GFU is 1.6%. 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
There are also 1,625 graduate students at the school.
Of the 2,265 full-time undergraduates at GFU, 40% are male and 60% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of George Fox University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||28|
|Hispanic or Latino||307|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at GFU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 21st most popular in Oregon for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of GFU
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at George Fox University was $38,370 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how GFU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
Online Growth Rankings of GFU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at George Fox University was 67.0%. This is the #550 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at GFU regardless of major.
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|
|Instructional Media Design||#69|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#136|
|Business Administration & Management||#324|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#433|
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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By George Fox University under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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