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George Fox University Data & Information Overview

165 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
83% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is George Fox University Ranked?

#522 Best Colleges in Nation
#9 Best Colleges in OR
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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George Fox University was awarded 165 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is pastoral counseling & specialized ministries.

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Overall Quality

GFU landed the #522 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when GFU held the #535 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

GFU is also ranked #9 out of 30 schools in Oregon.

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Is It Hard to Get Into GFU?

83% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
8% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

George Fox University has an acceptance rate of 83%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 8% 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 560 and 680. Math scores were between 530 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for George Fox University  ( 560 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for George Fox University  ( 530 to 670 )
GFU received ACT scores from 10% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for George Fox University  ( 19 to 27 )

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George Fox University Faculty

16 to 1 Student to Faculty
31% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, George Fox University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at George Fox University is 31%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  31 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at George Fox University

82% Freshmen Retention
57% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

George Fox University has a freshmen retention rate of 82%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at GFU for first-time, full-time students is 57%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  57 out of 100

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George Fox University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,265 Full-Time Undergraduates
28.9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
60.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,481 undergraduates at GFU with 2,265 being full-time and 216 being part-time.

How Much Does George Fox University Cost?

$30,839 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
$33,512 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of GFU is $30,839. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for GFU

$0-30 K$30K-48K$48-75$75-110K$110K +

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of GFU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At GFU, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $8,378 a year. That adds up to $33,512 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.

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How Much Money Do GFU Graduates Make?

$49,472 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from GFU make around $49,472 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for GFU students since it is 16% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of George Fox University

Oregon State
2,265 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
George Fox University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Newberg, Oregon. The location of GFU is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

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Contact details for GFU are given below.

Contact Details
Address:414 N Meridian St, Newberg, OR 97132

George Fox University Majors

66 Majors With Completions
610 Undergraduate Degrees
498 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 66 majors graduated from George Fox University. Of these students, 610 received undergraduate degrees and 498 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular MajorsBachelor’s DegreesAverage Salary of Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific66$36,118
Business Administration & Management65$55,390
General Psychology35$31,550
General Biology33$29,440
Mechanical Engineering30NA
Behavioral Science20$35,828
Finance & Financial Management17$51,186
Design & Applied Arts17NA

Learn more about the majors offered at George Fox University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at GFU

49% Take At Least One Class Online
22% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 2,113 students took at least one online class at George Fox University. This is a decrease from the 2,804 students who took online classes the previous year.

YearTook at Least One Online ClassTook All Classes Online

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Notes and References


*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.


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