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George Fox University

George Fox is Oregon’s nationally recognized Christian university, providing students with personal attention, global opportunities to learn and serve, and a supportive community that encourages academic rigor and spiritual growth.

We offer bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, adult degree programs, six seminary degrees, and 13 master’s and doctoral degrees. The school consistently earns third-party recognition from publications such as Forbes and U.S. News & World Report, which annually rank it among the nation’s top Christian colleges.

More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s residential campus in Newberg, at its Portland, Salem and Redmond sites.

Interesting Facts

  • George Fox closes campus for one day each fall and sends all students and employees into the community for volunteer service.
  • George Fox is ranked among the nation’s top 60 schools in percentage of students studying abroad (U.S. News & World Report).
  • George Fox is one of only 11 universities in the Richter Scholars research program, including Yale, Dartmouth, Cal Tech, and University of Chicago.
  • George Fox has won NCAA Division III national athletic championships in baseball (2004) and women’s basketball (2009). The institution added football and lacrosse in 2014 and will add men’s and women’s swimming in 2018.
  • U.S. President: Herbert Hoover, the 31st president of the United States, attended Friends Pacific Academy (precursor to George Fox).


  • Undergraduate: 2,707
  • Graduate/Professional: 1,433


  • Tuition (2017-18): $34,500
  • Room & Board (2017-18): $10,886

Financial Aid Data

  • Students with Demonstrated Financial Need: 74.1%
  • Average Financial Aid Package: $25,431 annually
  • Percent Need Met (Need-Based Aid): 85%


  • Total Living: 27,198
  • Percent Living in Oregon: 52%

Student Profile

  • Male: 45.3%
  • Female: 54.7%
  • Resident (Oregon) Students: 58%
  • Nonresident Students: 42%
  • Number of Undergraduate Majors: 41 traditional undergrad; 6 adult degree completion
  • Number of Minors/Concentration Fields: 50 minors; 36 concentrations

Most Popular Majors

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Nursing

Class Size

  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1 (undergraduate)
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 67.9%  (undergraduate)
  • Fewer than 50 Students: 97.9%  (undergraduate)


  • Full-time Faculty: 45%
  • Full-time Faculty with PhD/Terminal Degree: 80.7%

Athletics and Intramural Activities

  • Athletic Division: NCAA Division III (Northwest Conference)
  • Students Participating in Sports Activities
    • 474 students participating in 17 intercollegiate sport programs
    • 29% participate in intramural sports

Co-curricular Activities

  • Number of Student Clubs & Organizations: 34


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