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How Well Is George Fox University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

George Fox University was awarded 22 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, GFU is ranked #402 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 20 colleges in Oregon, GFU is ranked at #8.

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Is It Hard to Get Into GFU?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, George Fox University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 82%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 78% 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 530 and 650. Math scores were between 520 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for George Fox University  ( 530 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for George Fox University  ( 520 to 620 )
GFU received ACT scores from 41% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for George Fox University  ( 21 to 27 )

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George Fox University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at George Fox University is about average at 14 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

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 35%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  35 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at George Fox University

Freshmen Retention Rate

George Fox University has a freshmen retention rate of 83%. 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  83 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 59%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  59 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at GFU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,629 undergraduates at GFU with 2,428 being full-time and 201 being part-time.

GFU Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for GFU is 80.50 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  80.50 out of 100
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How Much Does George Fox University Cost?

The overall average net price of GFU is $29,119. 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 +
$22,870 $24,085 $27,246 $30,007 $33,927

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At GFU, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $8,212 a year. That adds up to $32,848 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at GFU is 2.3%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from GFU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $45,100 in their early years. This is good news for future GFU graduates since it is 13% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at George Fox University make the most money.

Location of George Fox University

George Fox University is a private not-for-profit institution located 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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Location of George Fox University

Contact details for GFU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 414 N Meridian St, Newberg, OR 97132
Phone: 503-538-8383

George Fox University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 64 majors graduated from George Fox University. Of these students, 718 received undergraduate degrees and 449 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 Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 113 $54,400
Teacher Education Grade Specific 52 $34,400
Nursing 49 $70,700
General Engineering 39 $60,900
General Psychology 36 $29,400
Health & Physical Education 27 NA
Social Work 26 NA
Behavioral Science 26 $37,200
Public Relations & Advertising 25 NA
General Biology 21 $27,100

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

Online Learning at GFU

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 856 students took at least one online class at George Fox University. This is an increase from the 618 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 856 322
2016-2017 618 190
2015-2016 682 187
2014-2015 461 55
2013-2014 573 0

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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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