GFU

George Fox University

414 N Meridian St, Newberg, United States
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  • Class Notes
    0
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    7
  • Previously Enrolled
    90

Overview of George Fox University (GFU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,569
    • Men:1,131 (44.0%)
    • Women:1,438 (56.0%)

Location

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Admission Information (GFU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to George Fox University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
2
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 31
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
414 North Meridian
City, State, Zip
Newberg, OR  97132-2697
Phone
(503) 554-2240
Fax
(503) 554-3830
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.56
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (GFU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $34,866 (76.20650463367721%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,886 (23.793495366322784%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


George Fox University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 16
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003194
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,207
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
15.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
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
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Debating, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
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

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,214

Academics & Instruction (GFU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
564,686

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


George Fox University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


62.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


69.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


71.0%

Programs & Majors (GFU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (46)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

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


Business/marketing, Visual and performing arts, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, nursing

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Divinity, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (21)


  • 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

Campus Life (GFU)

Location & Geography

Population


22,068

Nearest Metropolitan Area


108 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Portland

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
35 mile(s) from campus in Portland
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 of College Housing


55% of all students

Housing Restrictions


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%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


George Fox University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,348

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,569
Women
1,438
Men
1,131

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

Number of Graduate Students


1,330

Student Resources (GFU)

Study resources