George Fox University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

George Fox University
George Fox University (Explore the George Fox campus in this photo tour). M.O. Stevens / Wikimedia Commons

George Fox University Admissions Overview:

George Fox University admitted 64% of applicants in 2016. Successful students generally had test scores and grades above average. To apply, interested  students will need to submit an application (complete with personal statement), a letter of recommendation, SAT or ACT scores, and high school transcripts. 

Admissions Data (2016):

  • George Fox University Acceptance Rate: 64%

George Fox University Description:

George Fox University frequently ranks well among the nation's top Christian colleges. Since it was established in 1885, George Fox University has remained true to the ideals of its evangelical Quaker founders. All faculty and staff are committed Christians, and the curriculum focuses on both the academic and the spiritual. Undergraduates at George Fox can choose from over 40 majors, with business being most popular. Academics are supported by a healthy 13 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 20. The college prides itself on the personal attention students receive and makes the promise that "each student will be known." GFU has a number of clubs and organizations students can join, ranging from the academic, to the athletic, to the social and cultural.

Students can also join the band, choir, or theatre program. The university is located in Newberg, Oregon, a town about a half hour southwest of downtown Portland. In athletics, the George Fox Bruin's compete in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference for most sports. The college fields 15 varsity sports.

Popular sports include baseball, basketball, tennis, lacrosse, and soccer.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,139 (2,707 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 91% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $33,730
  • Books: $950 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,528
  • Other Expenses: $2,120
  • Total Cost: $47,328

George Fox University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 74%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,392
    • Loans: $7,932

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Behavioral Sciences, Business Administration, Elementary Education, English, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • Transfer-out Rate: - %
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 56%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Baseball, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Softball, Cross Country, Soccer, Lacrosse, Golf, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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