#6 Best Private Colleges in Oregon

George Fox University

Newberg, Oregon

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George Fox University overview
Location Newberg, Oregon
Online georgefox.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Town Fringe
Religious Affiliation Friends
George Fox University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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George Fox University (GFU) is a private Christian university in Newberg, Oregon, situated within close proximity to Portland. Founded in 1891 by Quaker pioneers, GFU has established itself as an institution dedicated to academic excellence within a faith-based community. The university boasts a picturesque campus that features a blend of historic and modern architecture and offers on-campus housing to its students. Academically, George Fox is recognized for its strong programs in engineering, business, education, and the health sciences. With a holistic admissions process, the university is moderately selective, seeking students who align with its values and academic standards. While athletics are a component of student life, with the Bruins competing in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference, they are not the central focus of the institution's profile.

In the most recent statistical year 3,542 prospective students applied, and 3,249 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 626 enrolled in the school.  2,978 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,050 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $38,860 plus fees of $680. George Fox University is ranked 411 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












George Fox University is rated within the top 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 1020/1290
ACT 22/28
GPA 3.7

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for George Fox University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$680
Room and Board $13,050
Budget for Other Expenses$2,800
Total One Year Cost$56,390

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$49,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

62% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by George Fox University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 29%
General Studies 12%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%
Health Professions 7%
Education 6%

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