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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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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%.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,481 undergraduates at GFU with 2,265 being full-time and 216 being part-time.
|$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.
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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|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||66||$36,118|
|Business Administration & Management||65||$55,390|
|Finance & Financial Management||17||$51,186|
|Design & Applied Arts||17||NA|
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.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
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*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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