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  • 07/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 out of 24 people found this review useful. 1 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    George Fox has a wide range of students. Though it is a Christian university, there are many people who aren't Christian that attend, because of the quality of the programs offered. It's great for people who want to be involved and be in an uplifting environment. You won't become a number at Fox, but rather a name and a face people will remember. It is a university with awesome academics, and amazing extracurricular activities. If you have an interest in something, anything really, Fox has something to offer you.

    Tips for prospective students

    First of all, go to a Bruin Preview. Visiting the school shows you around, but when you stay overnight, you get to be a part of the campus, meet other incoming students, and experience what it means to be at George Fox. Next, don't be afraid to ask questions. Ask students, teachers, or your counselors whatever questions you might have. That's why they're there. And finally, sit in a class and meet with a professor of your intended major or a area that interests you. This will help you prepare yourself for what's ahead.

    Bang for the buck

    Fox is expensive. Really expensive. But I LOVE it here. I would pay it over and over again to get the experiences, knowledge, and relationships I'm making. The campus is small enough to always know someone, but big enough to always meet new people. The low student-to-teacher ratio pays off when you can see a teacher you had for a semester 2 years ago, and they still remember your name and that joke in class.

    Am enjoying being here

    The academics, student life, dorm life, and sports are fantastic! There's ALWAYS something going on, from intramurals to worship, late night breakfast to serve trips, and from student government to student relationships, one has to work hard to be bored. There is such a feel of community, and the school is a wonderful center for learning and playing.

    Am learning a lot

    I am finally being challenged in the classroom again. I almost floated through high school, but George Fox pushes me in the classroom. It expands my thinking, and the teachers are friendly. The ratio of teachers to students is low, so it's really easy to form a relationship with them, and from there, they challenge you to do your best. The classes offered are also wide and exciting, with all sorts of options to fill needed criteria.

  • 08/11/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 2 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    While Fox is a Christian university and is definitely Christ-centered, students are not required to be Christian. There is a certain atmosphere here, though, that encourages good clean fun (not in a hokey religious way though) rather than the usual college fare of underage drinking and such. Personally, I find it refreshing not to have to worry about inebriated floormates keeping me awake in the wee hours before an exam. All in all, though, Fox is full of fun people, outgoing people, introverted people, studious people, not-so-studious people -- and we all love it and each other.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit anytime! Bruin Preview is always a good time since there are more things planned for visiting students to do. But anytime is a good time to spend the night and see real life on campus. And when you visit, or if you can't visit, ask questions -- any questions! Just hang out with us. I know when I first visited I was shy and intimidated because I forgot that the people I was staying with were real students, not salespeople for the school. Even the tiniest details you might think are dumb to ask about are worthwhile questions to ask. If you're wondering about something, it's not dumb.

    Bang for the buck

    Like most private and Christian universities, Fox is really expensive. Most people can get a pretty decent amount in scholarships, though, so that helps. But even with the high cost, Fox is worth it. It's worth it to me to live on campus, to be with the people here, to learn from the professors here, to pull all-nighters with my classmates that are half studying and half goofing off, to start out undecided in my major and find something that I think would be worth spending my life on that I didn't know I could do before. I'd pay for it again.

    Am enjoying being here

    Fox has definitely been a good experience for me. There is a strong sense of community at Fox, instead of the rivalry and drama that seems to pervade some other colleges. Seeing seniors hang out with freshmen is a normal occurence at Fox. There is no hierarchy of authority with the years of students here. As for dorm life, I enjoyed it so much my first year that I am still excited to live in a dorm this next year with my same roommate and many of my floormates from last year. There are also TONS of community activities going on. Dances, easter egg hunts, pancake nights, musical events, basketball games, lip sync competitions, Rock Band battles, and more.

    Am learning a lot

    There is a lot more to learn at Fox than just academics. While learning about your area of interest and intended career is, of course, the main reason for going to college, the college experience on the whole helps to create a smooth transition from being your parents' child to an independent adult. George Fox, specifically, is a fantastic place for not only academic growth, but also spiritual and personal growth. The safe but very real environment at Fox allows students to grow healthily, but without the sheltered and hidden environment that some people seem to think Christian schools all have.

  • 07/13/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 3 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    George Fox has something to offer to everyone. Not only do they have great classes, but they have awesome sports, and extra-curricular activities that appeal to everyone. Even though it is a Christian University, not everyone there is Christian. We get a wide demographic, which really creates a diverse environment. Fox has something to offer to everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of everything Fox has to offer! George Fox has many great opportunities for their students! Take advantage of them and don't be afraid to take risks! Also, don't be afraid to make friends. Everyone at George Fox is there for the same reason; to learn, to succeed and have a great time while doing it! So don't be afraid to try new things, and take advantage of all that Fox has to offer!

    Bang for the buck

    At George Fox University you never have to worry about not getting help. From helpful professors, the Academic Resource Center in the library, and special tutoring sessions from current students, there is hardly any room to struggle at this University. There is help at every corner on this campus. The professors are ALWAYS there for you, and are always easily accessible. It's obvious this University strives for the best, and they don't offer anything less than that. Every cent spent at GFU, is worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    Not only does George Fox offer the best in the class room, they also do a great job of creating a fun, Christian faith based environment. The atmosphere at Fox is one you will not find anywhere else. Many fun events take place at George Fox, such as Serve Day, late night movies in the outdoor amphitheater, Bruin Brawl, dances, and many other fun events you can only experience at George Fox University!

    Am learning a lot

    There is not a day that goes by where I don't learn something new. Whether I learn something about my major, a fun fact, or I grow in knowledge about my faith, I am constantly learning. Professors take the time to thoroughly explain, dissect and analyze what they teach. You leave class feeling like you learned something and made your time worth while. GFU succeeds in making every class a great one.

  • 01/02/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 4 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Christians who enjoy a caring, encouraging, kind, and fairly studious education. You will grow academically, personally, as well as spiritually.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard at getting satisfactory test scores on SATs, CLEPs, etc. so that you don't have to spend valuable time taking some of the required classes. Also, if you are interested in any major involving the medical field, take Anatomy in high school if it is available. It is best to get a jump start on the more difficult subjects.

    Bang for the buck

    Although GFU can be fairly expensive, I would count every penny to be worth it. Always keep your eye open for financial aid, and keep in contact with your financial aid counselor.

    Am enjoying being here

    At Fox you are surrounded by a community of people interested in your growth academically, spiritually, and socially. The professors are interested in you as an individual, willing to meet outside of the classroom. I am a nursing major at GFU and although it is an intensive program, it is not as deadly as they make it out to be. If you enjoy learning, as well as building relationships with your peers and faculty, George Fox is a great pick! You will be hard pressed to find a college that is as friendly, welcoming, and uplifting as George Fox University.

    Am learning a lot

    I am studying what I love, as well as absorbing an appreciation for a wide variety of disciplines.

  • 11/27/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 5 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want to learn more about yourself, and God, George Fox offers you that opportunity. If you look forward to working at your dream job, Fox can help you get there. If you are willing to step out of your comfort zone, and be exposed to different cultures, and make friends of different back-grounds, Fox can give you that experience. Lastly, if you want to be challenged to reach your potential, George Fox will make it happen. God Bless you in the decision you make for collage.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a list of goals (academics first off) when and if you come. It is a lot easier to to keep your eye on the goal when you have that list handy when the temptation of distraction rolls around. Secondly, grades are important, but you need time to rest, and just hang out with others (besides your text book) so, get involved. There is bound to be a club that is just right for you that you could make a special contribution to. Next, thou shalt go to chapel! Just kidding, but there is a spiritual life credit minimum that you must earn while attending George Fox. There are way more opportunities for spiritual life credit than needed, but if you do end up coming here, I would challenge you to go more times than required. I have gained insight on topics that I would have never thought of before through the teachings of our speakers. Plus, it will stink if you wait till the last minute to earn your spiritual life credits, like around finals time, and you have to choose between that and studying. Lastly, I would encourage you to pray, whether your day is on cloud nine, or you are stressed to death about that test coming up. If you come to Fox or not, God has a plan for you, and you can trust that He knows what He is doing. That is a lesson I had to learn, and am continuing to learn through out the college experience.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say so. I am very fortunate to be here, and I probably would not be able to come if it were not for the generous contributions of my family members. It is a expensive school, but the Lord provided for me to come here. Academics are taken seriously but, you gain so much more than an education from coming here. Also, there is new motivation for getting good grades when you (or your family) are the ones who pays for it. There are countless amounts of opportunities available to be a part of through on campus clubs. If this is the right school for you, there will be a way to come here, whether it be through financial aid, or the generosity of others.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at George Fox. It is so beautiful on campus, and the people are genuine. I am very blessed to be able to come to a university like this. I am definitely developing a home away from home here, and making friends that are like family. The professors treat you like an individual, not just a number in their classroom. Also, the food here is a lot better than high-school cafeteria food. I feel that I am validated, and that I am surrounded by others who I feel comfortable sharing anything with. One of the greatest things about Fox that attracted me in the first place was their value in putting God at the center of everything. I see the Lord doing a mighty work here, and I am grateful to be a part of it.

    Am learning a lot

    Wow! I have learned so much from being at Fox so far! Not only academically, but growing as a person spiritually and socially. I am learning like I never have before. I have been challenged, but also, I know that now, I am actually on the road to having the career I have always dreamed about. The professors will tell you here that they want to inspire you to look at topics from different perspectives, or see things from a God-view. I have never had that type of experience before, and I love having that insight from the professors. Right now, I feel like I have been more social than ever before in my life. I meet a new person practically every day, and I am building friendships here that will last a lifetime.

  • 12/08/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school for Christian students that want to have fun! There are events that go on daily that allow you to step out of your comfort zone and have a good time. You will only be bored at Fox if you choose to be bored.

    Tips for prospective students

    Everyone should fill out the scholarship application for the school, and everyone should participate in the Scholarship Competition. It's a great way to win some renewable scholarships, and it's not very difficult. Also, do the Early Action deadline so you don't have to pay an application fee.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a very expensive school, but they offer a great deal of financial aid. Other universities didn't offer me enough financial aid to make college affordable, but George Fox gave me $28,000 in grants and scholarships. This is a great school, and more affordable than most people think it is.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is a great atmosphere at Fox. You feel like you matter because the teachers remember you, and you always see someone you know when you walk to class. It's an intimate atmosphere, and you get to share it with people of the same faith. It's very nice to have something in common with everyone on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    I am not only learning in my classes, but I'm learning in my living area. At Fox, you learn how to be a good roommate, and how to be a good floormate. You also get to learn how to behave as a Christian with people your own age. In addition to this, you do learn many things in classes. The teachers challenge you, but are also very available when you have a question.

  • 12/31/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I really, honestly think that George Fox has a place for everyone! Even though it is a Christian college, they do not force religion on anyone, and they offer many different opportunities for fun for all sorts of people. They have board game club, outdoors club, ultimate frisbee club, biology club, pretty much anything you can think of they have a club for it... But, if they don't have a club for it you can always try and get one started! They are very supportive and it's like living in a community! So, George Fox is great for EVERYONE! :) 'Nuff said!

    Tips for prospective students

    Most definitely come and compete in the scholarship competition if at all possible! It will be worth your while. Also, you should try and make it to a Friday at Fox, Bruin Preview, or once you are accepted, Genesis. All of these events are very helpful and beneficial. The academic advisors are there for you to help you with any questions you have! They are so nice and treat everyone like they have known them forever! They get back to you in a timely manner and will answer any and all of your questions. If they don't know the answer to something themselves they will refer you to someone who does. Definitely, definitely talk to an advisor and ask them loads of questions!

    Bang for the buck

    I will have to say that some of the expenses at George Fox are a bit on the high side. You do get an awesome education, great food, and wonderful living areas, but it is a little pricey. I guess it just depends on you! I do not come from a wealthy family myself, and I know I will have to be paying back college loans for awhile, but there are also many opportunities for scholarships and grants from the school itself. It is a private, Christian college, and for everything they provide I guess the price is reasonable.

    Am enjoying being here

    George Fox is amazing! I absolutely love it! The campus is gorgeous, not too big, not too small. The buildings are all very well kept. But, the biggest reason I think I am enjoying Fox is because there is always something going on! From singing Christmas carols on the quad with hot chocolate, cider, and cookies, then listening to the University President read us 'Twas the Night Before Christmas to the Bruin Brawls, Intramurals, and countless clubs, George Fox will never fail to keep you occupied! Newberg is a super town with everything you need pretty much within walking distance. My overall experience here so far has been superb!

    Am learning a lot

    Wow! I won't say this first semester has been easy, but it has been very enlightening! George Fox has really introduced me to college life in a big way! The professors here are all very knowledgable in their fields as well as so obviously enjoying what they teach about. I am never worried about whether my professors know what they are talking about because I realize that they will tell you if they don't know! Then they will look up the answer and get back to you. This teaching technique is not only teaching me things in the classroom, but it is also helping my own studying! You learn things from your professors, the staff, and the students around you, and it has proved a very interesting first semester.

  • 01/04/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Fox is great for students who have the money or scholarships to attend an expensive school. It is also a great school for students who want a good and challenging education. Fox is a great school to grow in your faith by attending chapels and on-campus activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    George Fox is expensive so apply for as many scholarships as you can. Also visiting the campus beforehand is very good so you can be sure that you like it and to become familiar with it before you come. Attending events like the scholarship competition and previews are also very helpful because you can meet fellow students so you can come onto campus knowing other people.

    Bang for the buck

    George Fox is very expensive, as are most private universities. The money is put to good use in giving us a students a great education but i think it is a little too expensive. I really wanted to attend George Fox because of its values, size, and campus. But it has been a very big financial burden on me and my family.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the George Fox campus and atmosphere. Campus is big enough that it does not feel cramped but small enough that it feels like a close community. I love having that feeling because I came from a small town. From my professors to the girls in my dorm, most people at Fox are very nice and seem to want to be there.

    Am learning a lot

    During high school, I did not really feel like I was challenged. I went through high school just doing the work but not learning very much. George Fox has a variety of classes with teachers who actually want to teach. I have learned a lot so far and I have only been attending for one semester. Teachers, like my history teacher who made history come alive, are passionate about their subjects and want to help the students learn. I love being at a school with professors who have the same values as I do and who are willing to help their students learn by answering emails and scheduling appointments.

  • 10/28/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Christian students who want a place to both further their career and their faith will love it here! I don't want to leave.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to make friendships with both students and professors here that will last for a lifetime. Everyone is the same boat on the same journey and simply want you to ride along with them.

    Bang for the buck

    While the private tuition is very high, it is very doable. They give you a good amount of scholarships themselves, and there are plenty of on campus jobs to apply for.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people are so friendly! I love everyone I have met and they are all so supportive. The atmosphere is amazing.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here are genuinely interested in the students and want to help them learn. If I don't understand something in class and need it clarified, they are great and offer to help me outside of class during office hours.

  • 11/19/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    as a christian, i chose george fox not to be sheltered but to be fostered in my education and allowed to stretch and question my faith in healthy ways. i would recommend gfu to anyone who is seeking a fantastic education and a safe place to take risks in friendships and faith.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you can, take advantage of bruin preview or fridays @ fox, which let you see george fox from a freshman's perspective. eating in the bon, reading on the quad, and walking around campus with current students can really ground your feelings about george fox. also, don't be afraid to talk to the professors and admissions staff; they will be glad to answer your questions, and if they don't know the answer, they will point you to someone who does.

    Bang for the buck

    george fox is expensive, as most private schools are, and that was one drawback in my decision process. and although the price tag can weigh heavily, i would much prefer this quality of education to a cheaper experience at a different university. state schools, though less expensive, cannot quite measure up to studying abroad and talking with professors one-on-one.

    Am enjoying being here

    To put it simply, I love George Fox. I liked it a lot when I applied here, and when it came down to the wire, it was my favorite school of those I applied to. But it was only when I came to Orientation that I realized what an amazing campus and community I had gotten myself into. Granted, there are always the normal complaints of too much homework and not enough free time, but the sense of community here more than makes up for it, in my opinion. At the risk of repeating myself, the general faith of the campus unites all of the students on one basic level, and both planned and spontaneous dance parties and study sessions serve to build that community. One other wonderful aspect of GFU is that the whole school seeks to serve the community off campus as well, volunteering in Newberg with all the enthusiasm that college affords and taking the focus off of only learning in classrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    as has been stated numerous times, george fox offers not only a strong scholastic education, but a strong spiritual education as well. in my freshman year i am already taking classes for my majors, and my mind has been stretched by the new angles that all of my professors bring into the classroom. the professors are frank about their faith, but they don't allow the opinions of themselves or their students to be limited by that mindset; it has been an amazing experience learning about viewpoints that incorporate both christian and secular opinions. when those viewpoints get a little dry, the fact that my professors know my name and major, even in general education classes, more effectively engages my attention and investment in the classes. on a more spiritual level, i've learned, in part, what it means to be a united, nonjudgmental christian community: a community which takes equal time to learn about the people both within and without it.

  • 12/21/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Religious, people searching for great community, people wanting Christ-centered campus and faculty, people who enjoy rain or don't mind it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus, and spend the night, if you are able. It's definitely a place you need to get a feel for. If it's for you, you'll know.

    Bang for the buck

    It's an expensive school, but the education is worth it. If I could say anything bad about the school it'd be the food. The food is not the best, but that's really the school's only set back. The school is a great place to be, and the education is worthwhile.

    Am enjoying being here

    As I stated in my Am learning a lot section, I am enjoying GFU quite a bit. The people are kind; the campus feel is great. It's really a great place to be. I don't regret my choice in the least.

    Am learning a lot

    George Fox is a wonderful atmosphere for Christians and religious. It's an accepting campus and the teachers really care about you. Classes are diverse and interesting. The process of entering the school and getting accustomed to everything may take a bit, but remember, you are learning just like everyone else. It's a very enjoyable experience.

  • 05/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    George Fox University is great for students who wants to have close relationships with their teachers, meaning having teachers who actually know their names and have teachers that are close enough to have lunch with or to just hang out and discuss the lessons. The school is also great for students who wants to know more about God and want to nourish their relationships with Him, and to be in fellowship with others of the same faith. It's also good to those who just wants to have a good education, or to those who wants many true, lifelong friends. It's also great for students who care about their safety because the school is safe and surrounded with a Christian community.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the campus website and read everything so you can be informed of everything about the school, from campus life to student expectations. Also apply for as many scholarships as you can because the school IS expensive and the amount of grants/scholarships you receive may not be enough. Also, you might want to visit the school so that you know what you're applying yourself into.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is definitely expensive, but the education and the relationships fostered at Fox is definitely worth the money. Where else can one find caring teachers that pray for students and invite them to their homes, small student-to-teacher ratio, or even life-long friends, and a place to nourish ones walk with God?

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at Fox because the school is small, so it's great for building relationships. Fox emphasizes the theme of community and it really follows through with it - especially with the demonstration of the Christian atmosphere. The school is populated with friendly staff; easy-going, open, understanding, patient, Christ-filled, teachers; and gracious, cordial students. It's definitely an easy place to create and foster relationships. There's also plenty of campus activities to participate in, including serve trips. Plus the fact that it's in a desolate location makes it much easier to concentrate on school work since there's not much distractions as one might find in a city school.

    Am learning a lot

    George Fox has a small student-to-teacher ratio so one can find all the attention that they require from the teacher. Furthermore, since most classes range from 15-42 students, everyone can learn at the same pace, and if not, the teachers sincerely encourage their students to seek their help after class, during office hours, or to email them with any questions that one might have. The teachers are knowledgeable about their subjects as shown either through their degrees or through their real life experiences.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    all types. literally! i have met such a huge variety of personalities and interests at george fox. if you are outgoing, loud, and like a social butterfly then great! if you're more socially awkward, introverted, and like to keep things low-key then that's great too. there is no doubt that no matter who you are, you will find not just one, but several people who are like you here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    personally, the creek that runs through the middle of campus with surrounding trails and bridges along it is my favorite part of living on-campus. being surrounded by a balance of nature and city is what newberg is and it's a wonderful atmosphere.

    Bang for the buck

    george fox is expensive, but when all is said and done ( note: file your fafsa!) it is as much or just slightly more than a state school charging in-state tuition. with that in mind, george fox is most definitely, exceedingly worth every penny. students can learn ways to save money and the school is overall accommodating and understanding about financial difficulties.

    What to do for fun

    the weather is constantly changing here. fun things range immensely but sports are big and there is always something going on around campus. even though newberg is small there is the drive-in theater during sunny months and then $5 tuesdays at a theater across town. between the three local coffee dives, two thrift shops, and random shops in between it's not challenging to get together with a group of friends and have an adventure! hiking, boarding, and biking are outdoor activities that are continually occurring for george fox students.

    Food and Dining

    incoming freshmen are required to be on a meal plan but with each year, and for transfer students, meal plans can vary. the food is catered by bon apetit and is generally really good. the cater to students who have alergies, intolerances, and vegans very well while being environmentally conscious. they focus on buying from local farmers to support the community and benefit by getting healthy, wholesome foods. there is a huge variety of options and with just enough creativity and an open mind, you will have great meals.

    Dorm Life

    being a transfer i have not personally experienced living in a dorm. i have friends that live in dorms and they do enjoy it. dorm life definitely helps establish relationships and more of a family atmosphere amongst students. the variety of on-campus housing is exceptional and ranges from dorms, suites, studio apartments, up to homes. living on-campus for at least one semester is a must experience and if accepted as an ra, you can live on-campus for free for the entire year. :d

    Academic Rigor

    the academics are great at george fox, but the load and intensity of each student depends on their major. nursing and engineering majors have much more of an academic course load than some other majors. overall the teachers are firm and dedicated toward each student's success, whether success means a c or an a average, the main goal is learning based not performance based (that means if you skip class, chances are good they'll remember and ask why).

    Tips for prospective students

    i would personally advise you to not focus on the costs of attending george fox until you speak with a financial adviser at george fox. this way you will see how kind and respectful the staff are along with how affordable george fox really is. secondly, do some research. spread the word to family and friends that you are interested in george fox and try to get personal stories about experiences here so that you can start to see yourself as an integral member of the school, not only a student. search the website to see what clubs or activities you would want to be involved in so you can get plugged in from the beginning. pray. this is a christian school, and having a relationship with god extends from chapel into the classroom and relationships. i love it and think that's what makes gfu tick, so pray and see if this is what god has planned for you individually.

    In three sentences

    george fox university is truly one of the last of it's kind within the christian liberal arts categories for universities. best known for it's connected community, strong academic programs, and faith-based living, george fox is raising the bar for schools across the nation. george fox has more to offer than commonly known private institutions because the heritage and traditions george fox has are things that money can't buy.

  • 05/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for students who enjoy one on one time with their professors, who want to learn, and who want a small community of fellow students.

    Tips for prospective students

    For students who are looking into this school, this is a brilliant university, warm and welcoming. You should most definitely join in a bruin preview day, and stay on campus for a while, to get a good sense of the school. Everyone there wants to be there, not many are there just to be there. It's a learning environment all the way.

    Bang for the buck

    This is an expensive school, but they do a good job of giving you what your money is worth. They are sure to help you pay for schooling as well.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is a fun place to be, lots of activities to participate in and never a dull moment any where!

    Am learning a lot

    The school is close knit, the teachers know you as a person, all of them love teaching, and they want you to learn!

  • 05/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to find a way to glorify God in their education, career, and life, and anyone who wants to make lasting and wonderful connections and relationships with professors, students, and faculty alike. This school is about community, so if you can't deal with that, don't attend.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get well acquainted with the offices. Registrar, Student Life, Career Services, Financial Aid, IT, all of these and more can help you with just about every query, concern, or statement you may need to deliver. And never, never, never be afraid to ask questions. Also, get a work-study job for a few hours a week. There's no need to tire yourself out with too much stress, but job experience while in college is some of the best preparation you'll ever do for the real world. And what other company is going to work with you to find the best time for you to earn money in between classes?

    Bang for the buck

    As previously stated, the tuition and assorted fees of a private university can get ridiculous. As far as money goes, there are ways to save but you have to be watching for them or you'll find yourself adding to an already astronomical bill for your education. But for all the incredible experiences you can have when you find the perfect major, an uplifting and excellent group of friends, or a fun club or activity to work with, this college is worth every hard-earned cent.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love connecting with the students and staff that live and work on campus. There is such a pervading spirit of kindness and friendship that it is difficult not to enjoy yourself, especially with so many activities in which to participate. There is definitely something for everyone here. You don't have to be cookie-cutter average, and in fact, it's better if you're not. You are guaranteed to make friends here. However, on occasion the rules, regulations, or status quo can seem a bit overbearing, so if you find it nearly impossible to flex and bend a little, this might not be the place for you.

    Am learning a lot

    My aunt told me once that college is a place you go in order to learn how to listen. That is the thing with which I have been the most involved on this campus. People from varied backgrounds study here, and every single one has fascinating stories to tell, griefs and joys to share, and life experiences to relate. This includes the professors, who do an excellent job not only of teaching the curriculum, but also of being a friend when needed.

  • 08/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 65

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    Great for these types of students

    Fox is technically a Quaker school, but I think most people come from all kinds of Christian backgrounds, and not everyone there is a Christian. Fox is a good fit for anyone who likes small class sizes, and likes to have fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the scholarship competition! And even if you can't (I was unable to...) apply online for what you can; you can still get a really good scholarship from Fox. Go to chapel! There is a spiritual life credit minimum...get those credits early, it's not too hard to do that. That way, when you get to the end of the semester and you have projects and tests, you can skip chapel and not have to worry about having enough credit. Get involved. Find a good group of friends (it's really great if they have a car) or a club. Don't kill yourself doing schoolwork all the time. If you're from far away, don't worry if you can't visit campus. Its beautiful, and the dorms are in good condition.

    Bang for the buck

    Fox is expensive; there's no getting around that. But many scholarships are available, and the opportunities presented are worth the cost. Professors are more than willing to spend time with you outside of class, and they go out of their way to make sure you get the help you need, even if it means you must meet with them personally everyday or they must assign you a tutor. Fox also has an amazing career services department, which will help set you up with a job, internship, or even just help you figure out what major is best for you.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is always something to do here. Whether you're interested in building your spiritual, social, or academic life, you can find a way. Often there are movies shown on campus, and dorms or floors arrange things for you to do off-campus. Study groups in various areas meet during the week, and help is always available in the form of a tutor at the library. Worship times are available three to four times a week and many people form their own small groups. As far as strict rules go...well, unless you're looking for trouble, its not a problem. You don't have to be in bed by a certain time, though the dorms do have visiting hours. Overall, I rarely feel restricted, and once you're done with your freshman year, the visiting hours are so lenient it's like they're not even present.

    Am learning a lot

    I am an engineering major and, during the first year anyway, most learning was done through experience. We built air powered engines and learned how to program a robot. We also learned the basics of CAD software. It was so much fun, and you take away some incredible skills! My other classes have been just as fun. Professors expect your very best in everything that you do. They don't just feed you information; they give you clues to the answer and let you stumble upon it yourself. They are teaching you to learn and discover, even outside of the classroom.

  • 08/05/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Willing to work hard, dedicated, kind-hearted, philanthropic, Christian (or at least open to the Christian lifestyle). Conservatives will fit in better than liberals, definitely.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out Bruin Preview! That will give you a good sense of what life is like at the school. Also, try to make it to the scholarship event in February as it will really prepare you for the type of work that the school expects from you--plus you might win a scholarship! (I did!) Visit the school and also a professor from the major(s) that you are interested in pursuing. Attend a chapel session to see if the message resonates with you. Stand in the middle of the quad and see whether you can imagine yourself spending the next four years there.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, George Fox is expensive. We all know that. However, if you are looking at a place where you are sure to succeed and students will attempt to include you in their life--then check it out because that is what Fox provides. For the price you pay you get an awesome education, almost constant access to your teacher, a cute living space, chapel services, and lots of entertaining events.

    Did enjoy being here

    Fox has a great uplifting and inspiring atmosphere about it. The Quaker tradition of the school inspires a sense of camaraderie among the staff and students so that you feel like you are making relationships that will shape your life and last for just as long. Though you do not have to be a Christian to attend Fox, I would recommend that you are, frankly. If you are not Christian you will probably not be as readily accepted among the students and judged somewhat, although the teachers could not care less. In fact, the teachers encourage the diversity.

    Did learn a lot

    Fox demands a lot from its students, but it's almost impossible not to succeed because of the small student to teacher ratio. These teachers aren't the typical type because they sincerely care about whether or not you are doing well and will go out of their way to make sure that you will be successful. The students here are also incredibly dedicated and work well together. Though it is a competitive school, it is a friendly competition where plenty of help will be given to those who ask for it.

  • 08/10/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 65

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    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is absolutely beautiful. I loved the atmosphere of the place when I visited for the Bruin Preview last year. The people were very friendly and open, as were the teachers.

    Will learn a lot

    I sat in a couple of classes when I visited, and the found the teacher very interesting. She pulled in her students and actually made us think. I thoroughly enjoyed the classes.

  • 09/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 65

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    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get your bang for the buck at George Fox University. It might seem expensive compared to a school like Washington State, but it is so worth it! Instead of just being a number in the crowd, you get to know your teachers, and they get to know you. And there are so many different events that are held for students here. You've got dances, the annual slip'n'slide, Welcome Weekend for the incoming students, chapel services 3 times per week, and so much more.

    Am enjoying being here

    YES! I love the sense of community that our college has, and that it is a smaller college. I'm from a very small town (about 500 people), so moving into the atmosphere of a city, and even a small university is a bit of a shock for me. I can't imagine being anywhere else for college, though.

    Am learning a lot

    I've only been here for a few short weeks, and I'm already learning quite a bit. As an art major, I'm enrolled in mostly art classes, and I'm amazed at how much art theory, techniques, principles, etc., I've already learned.

  • 11/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    all types of students. george fox has a wide variety of majors and a wide variety of students who attend.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't discount a college just because of the cost. you need to find a college that fits you and when you do the cost doesn't matter. find a college, like george fox, that you can be yourself and a college that you can grow and be challenged at.

    Bang for the buck

    it may be a very expensive school, but it is so worth it! you always have so many resources available to you constantly from advisors to the library to the gym. george fox students also get a lot of discounts on things off campus, such as restaurants and the pool.

    Am enjoying being here

    The community life of George Fox is amazing. My dorm is full of life and we all get along very well. It makes it a lot easier to transition from home-life with all your friends and family around to a place where you don't know anyone. Everyone is very open and friendly. I love the beauty of Newberg and the activities that I am able to do here.

    Academic Rigor

    i am in the middle of taking my gen ed requirements and i am learning a lot, but most general education classes are what they seem, pretty general. the quality of the teaching and the professors themselves is extremely good however, and i am sure that as i get into higher level courses i will continually be challenged and will increase my knowledge greatly.

  • 12/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 65

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    Bang for the buck

    It isn't cheep but I am getting a great education form a university that is internationally recognized as one of the best. I think this will be important as I apply for my Masters and work abroad.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am much more than a student number here. Our professors, counselors and staff in general really care about us and go out of their way to help us be a success.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm not just learning facts, I am learning more about how to have my faith be an integral part of of my career.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 65

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone kind of student will benefit from going to George Fox and will be changed for the better by the faith centered community.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try your best to not buy textbooks from George Fox. They are very expensive! Try to get them off of amazon or ebay.

    Bang for the buck

    George Fox is very expensive but they do offer financial aid. The food cost is decent and there are a variety of choices but it is so expensive. The dorms are also very spendy.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful, the professors are caring, and the students are so much fun to be around! There are so many events to go to at the school.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned more in one year at George Fox than I could have learned in 10! I have grown in my spiritual walk with God and my friends here at the school have encouraged me so much.

  • 01/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 65

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    Campus Safety

    very safe and security is on call 24/7.

    Great for these types of students

    christian, focused, fun-loving, willing to be grown and love learning.

    Bang for the buck

    yes, fox is expensive but so worth it!!

    What to do for fun

    random activities put on by asc, floor events, exploring newberg and just hanging out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    not always the best, but the best part of going to meals is the social aspect.

    Dorm Life

    love dorm life! a lot of care goes into pairing roommates, floors and ras.

    Academic Rigor

    professors expect quality work and the students here are brilliant, but it is definitely manageable. you learn so much but there is still time to enjoy life.

    Tips for prospective students

    go to bruin preview or staying overnight in some way, applying early and be ready to grow!

    In three sentences

    there is an amazing christ-centered community here. you will not only make relationships that will last a lifetime, but you will also learn about your future career in a small environment from brilliant professors who truly care.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 65

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    Bang for the buck

    this school is extremely expensive!

    What to do for fun

    we usually hang out in our living area or go play pool.

    Food and Dining

    most people hate it, but their are a variety of options! the salad bar is always filled.

    Dorm Life

    the community here is excellent. there are a variety of ways to get involved with other students and to serve the neighboring cities.

    Academic Rigor

    obviously the work load is dependent upon the chosen department. however, my experience through the liberal arts system is challenging. george fox faculty encourage students to achieve on their own as well as in the classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    get scholarships. find a good group of friends. talk to the professors; they are fantastic!

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 65

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    What to do for fun

    there is a drive-in theatre, awesome pet store, and portland is only a half hour drive away. plus, the mall here is an awesome place to hang out with friends, pursue, or make a day of shopping.

    Tips for prospective students

    study extremely hard.....no other way around it.

    In three sentences

    i absolutely love the atmosphere here. classes are great sizes, and everyone is really friendly. professors challenge me to do my best.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 65

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    What to do for fun

    there are always activities going on! almost every week some event is planned, and they are all a lot of fun! hoedown, polar swim, sporting events, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    like all cafeteria food it has its good and bad moments. but overall george fox food and dining is good. it is also very fresh and local whenever it can.

    Dorm Life

    some of the dorms are older and smaller but all of them have great personality. also there are quite a few different options so you should be able to find one that fits you.

    Academic Rigor

    classes and professors are definitely going to challenge you. but because of this you will gain a better education.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you apply on time and get everything turned in. because if you don't, you won't be able to attend the scholarship competition.

    In three sentences

    george fox university is absolutely amazing! everyone is so close and connected. it is an amazing feeling to be known!

  • 03/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 65

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    Bang for the buck

    the facilities are amazing, i just don't even know how to describe it. but, golly tuition is expensive if you're out of state....

    What to do for fun

    i'll be honest, newberg is not the largest town. coming from a large city, it feels very quiet, so at first glance it doesn't seem like theres much to do. but after a few weeks, you find out how wrong you are. i learn of new things to do here practically every day.

    Food and Dining

    heh, we joke a lot about the food here, but i'm sure every college does. and, except for leftover night, it's typically pretty decent. multiple choices every day, but always healthy. not like eating back home, but compared to other colleges, it feels like 5-star.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life, especially in pennington hall, is amazing. i've met so many fantastic people, i feel like i've known them my entire life, and i probably will. the dorms are so comfortable, it's almost nicer than my room back home.

    Academic Rigor

    i can speak only for the engineering department here, but holy cow is it amazing. the teachers know their stuff, and they love the subject. and you don't just learn at gfu, you do. in our first year, we got to build and keep an air powered engine, an arduino microcontroller, and we got to code and compete robots. the teachers all strive to know you on a first name basis, and they actually care about whether or not you learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    take a tour of the campus before you make your decision, just so you can see how amazing it is here. keep your gpa up and get those scholarships, though. gfu is not as inexpensive as one might desire.

    In three sentences

    the atmosphere is great, the people are kind, the campus is beautiful. i couldn't love it more here. i've made such close connections with people here, it's amazing to see how everyone shares the love of christ with one another.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 65

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    Bang for the buck

    I believe all school is for-profit.

    What to do for fun

    Being with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food's actually not that great. You get a lot of that from students.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in dorms, so I don't know what it's like.

    Academic Rigor

    I honestly think some of the staffs here have pretty bad teaching skills. Some of the required classes here are plain useless, but I'm sure there's some of that in every school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Contact the school frequently on things you do not get. Be sure to take college course classes in high school that would be useful and transferable to a major you're interest in; You can't just take random college courses.

    In three sentences

    I kind of want to advice not coming here; I feel like they don't care about the students here at all, especially if you're a minority. It's very sad for me to say this, but I just can't pretend to be positive about this school. Giving that this is a Christian school, it breaks me completely apart to see how the school overall is reflecting unlike Christ.

  • 04/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 65

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    Campus Safety

    I have not felt threatened to walk around campus in the middle of the night, they pride in making sure students are safe and well taken care of.

    Greek Life

    We have no Greek life on campus, it goes against the schools living contract or stands. They want everyone to be equal.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs on campus and I do not know a lot of them by heart.

    Great for these types of students

    It is a great place to be, everyone is accepted. Loved, and cared for.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no unusual traditions, only but Quaker day, since it is a christian school

    Bang for the buck

    It is one of the best schools, so being one of the best schools, it tends to be a little pricey, But it is worth every penny in your wallet

    What to do for fun

    There movie nights by the lorn, nerfs fights, go on dates, dance nights, etc...

    Food and Dining

    The food is not bad, considering they cater to 900 students a day everyday

    Dorm Life

    Wonderful experiences, Fun activities for everyone, as well as your floor that you live in. They put your needs above else, quiet hours are important, to help those who have morning classes

    Academic Rigor

    their job is to raise the bar and to keep the bar raised up, the average student at Fox acquires a 3.0 GPA

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want, a safe place, to be known, acknowledged, opportunities, and have a long life friendship with the people you meet, then this is the best school

    In three sentences

    The best education obtained, professors always look out for your best interest. It thrives in the values they have set for each student to abide by.

  • 04/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Newberg is a very safe town.

    Great for these types of students

    Christian

    Bang for the buck

    This is a private university and carries a comparable cost as such.

    What to do for fun

    George Fox University is in the heart of wine country and is easy to explore by car or foot.

    Academic Rigor

    This university is known for its stringent standards.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus! Talk with admissions and apply.

    In three sentences

    A great christian university in a beautiful small city. The instructors care about their students. This university is known for producing well educated teachers.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 65

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Haven't heard of any security issues flat out ever, we've got security patrolling campus 24/7, and if you need to go somewhere late at night you can get a security escort free.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    Really good people in the clubs, regardless of the club itself.

    Great for these types of students

    Visual, audio, or kinetic learners.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Bruin brawl is hilarious, a bunch of dudes wrestle over a big fluffy bear, pride and honor goes to the class year that can get it off campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Really, really expensive, but it's non-profit so i know funds are going to the right place, we have free tutoring available to us and a bunch of other resources to help with our studies.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the movies, hang out in the dorm with friends, go hiking, throw a party, go to concerts, do student activities.

    Food and Dining

    The George Fox University has great food, and various options, it's also vegetarian and vegan friendly; careful with some of the meat dishes though, you've been warned.

    Dorm Life

    The university has various housing options but they all cost the same. The dorms are really fun if you're a people person, resident assistants organize activities constantly and you're sure to make some friends. Apartments are fun as well and you really form a close bond to the people you share an apartment with. Houses are like fraternities, without any of the initiation rituals you may have heard of.

    Academic Rigor

    Really depends on your major and aptitudes, but you'll be fine if you put your head to the books.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come in with any expectations, things aren't the same as your tour. Talk to your prospective teachers, it'll really help you find out if your intended major is right for you. Look into clubs and social groups on campus.

    In three sentences

    The professors are passionate and enthusiastic. The community is very friendly. People's beliefs are very diverse.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    George Fox is a very safe campus in my experience. I’ve never had any problems, and security is very present and helpful. You would be very safe at this campus.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for those who have a desire to follow Christ, because of the religious standpoint of the school. However, that does not mean that others are not accepted, as several of my friends do not agree with Christianity necessarily. Other than that, any type of student can find their place at Fox if they try.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition that is really fun is called the main event where the different living areas compete against each other in various activities to see who will win. Since we won this year, it made that part of the freshman experience that much better

    Bang for the buck

    Honestly, I think that George Fox is pricey. Yeah, you get a lot out of the experience, but still it is a lot of money. It is worth it, but be sure to apply for as many scholarships as possible.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of things to do for fun around Fox. Other people see this differently, but for me it is more about the people that you are with. As long as you’re with friends, anything can be fun. But we have the Foxhole, which has a coffee bar, ping-pong table, pool table, video game systems, and plenty of tables where people can sit and hang out. There is also the drive-in theater in town. There are restaurants like Shari’s and Muchas Gracias, both of which are open 24 hours if you want to make late-night food runs with friends (trust me, so many good memories…). And of course, there are events that each dorm floor does for its residents. Plenty of stuff to keep you busy and entertained.

    Food and Dining

    I’ll be honest. The food is not a reason to come to George Fox. It’s alright, sometimes fairly decent, but never all that great. To be fair though, they do pretty well considering all the people that they have to feed.

    Dorm Life

    I would say that this has been my favorite part of life at George Fox so far. It is here where the feeling of community comes from. It is here where lifelong friendships and memories are formed. At the beginning of the year, everyone has the fears and uncertainties about what it will be like living with twenty other people in a dorm floor. Will I get along with any of them? Will they like me? And of course, there are often reservations about the roommate and whether that will work out or not. But as the year goes on, all of those fears begin to fade away. By the time I had to leave all my friends behind for the summer, I had trouble imagining not seeing everyone for four months; it felt like I have known them all my life and now I would not be seeing them. All that to say that the dorm life at George Fox has taken me (a somewhat introverted guy) and made me more comfortable and outgoing around other people, which is something that I am extremely grateful for. It feels just like family.

    Academic Rigor

    In terms of academic rigor, George Fox is first-rate. No matter what major you are looking to study, you will have professors that will push you to do your best in all that you do. For me as an art major, it is not necessarily academically challenging, but it is very time-consuming and takes creativity. The challenge is there, and I have learned so much because of it. My friends are studying engineering, music, science, nursing, cinema media communications, and business. All of them would agree that their classes are challenging them as well. For the amount of money that it costs to go to school at George Fox, you want classes that will challenge you. I think that they do a pretty good job of making it worth the cost by challenging us in our learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    If there is any advice I have for prospective students, it is the same that anyone else would advise someone looking for a college: apply early and visit the campus multiple times to get a feel for whether Fox is right for you. The only reason I mention this is because I didn’t; I put off everything for too long and missed out on events such as Bruin Preview, the Scholarship Competition, and other opportunities to really experience the George Fox life. If nothing else, talk to professors in that department that you are interested in. Even though I missed out on college search experiences that would have benefitted me, I still gained by meeting with the head of the art department. He walked me around to all the art facilities and answered all of the questions that I had. It was this meeting with him that really sold me on the fact that George Fox was where I needed to be.

    In three sentences

    George Fox University is a great school. Not only is it academically challenging, but also helps to cultivate spiritual growth in its students. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in it.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security cameras everywhere and lots of lighting at night

    Greek Life

    None to speak of

    Great for these types of students

    Christian, Engineers, Chemistry, Biology, CMCO

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bruin Brawl is an annual event in which a class must sucessfully take the school mascot, Bruin Junior, from the class who took it off campus the year before in Bruin Brawl.

    Bang for the buck

    Costs less than most small universities in the area.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, go for walks, go to Portland, go the ice rink, go to the movie theater.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself and be honest, use this opportunity to explore what you would love to do.

    In three sentences

    George Fox is a university where I can feel safe being who I am. I can be challenged but learn and enjoy my work at Fox. The faculty are very helpful.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    This is Oregon so there is lots to do. We are an hour's drive to any terrain you want. We've got great beaches, beautiful mountains and some very pretty desert.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of restaurants nearby. There is also a cafe onsight. It has a nice array of simple foods and their entrees are delicious.

    Dorm Life

    I live off-campus

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are fast-paced so be prepared to work. There is also a lot of essay writing. Know that going in and it will be less shocking. Be prepared to take constructive criticism too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to sharing things about yourself. Also, watch your deadline calendars. They are comprehensive and will guide you through your classes.

    In three sentences

    This school has a great feel to it. The teachers are support, friendly and clearly love working there. They are also all very knowledgeable in their chosen fields.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 65

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    Campus Safety

    It can get creepy at night, but there are emergency poles all around and if you feel unsafe you can call campus security and they're escort you wherever.

    What to do for fun

    Try to get off campus. A lot of students are local so they go home on weekends and make Saturday and Sunday a little sleepy. There are some cute local shops close by, and then even more to do in Sherwood, which is a 5-10 minute drive away.

    Food and Dining

    People complained about the food, but I have heard much worse stories about food in other colleges and universities. Lunch was always good and there's always a big enough variety of food you're bound to find something you like.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is super friendly. I loved my dorm experience because all the girls on my floor got really close. The rooms are really cool too.

    Academic Rigor

    It does take effort and time and a lot of thought to complete your work, but at the same time, it is a liberal arts school and I have friends who seems to have a much heavier load at their technical schools. Like anywhere, it depends on how many classes and which ones you take. If it gets to be too much, however, you can always talk to your professors. They are super dedicated and really want you to succeed. I have not had a professor that I didn't like.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a dry campus, so if you come, don't expect the normal college experience of drinking and parties. Fox isn't like that; it's all about being in community with people and helping others.

    In three sentences

    George Fox is a very welcoming and friendly community. Everyone is above the generally accepted expectation of how nice a person should be. It's all about connection with the students and how they can go out into the world and make it a better place.

  • 08/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Tons to do in the Portland area!!

    Food and Dining

    Good cafe.

    Dorm Life

    Wouldn't know. I live in my own home.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging and open.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay ahead of your studies and don't let the private tag on the University scare you off.

    In three sentences

    AMAZING and Enlightening!!!

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is a very safe campus and a safe town.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students interested in cultural experiences, religious understanding of all religions, building relationships with people and strengthening personnel relationship with Christ.

    What to do for fun

    Newberg is a beautiful town. There is a river that runs through town. It is just south of Portland, which has much to offer. The town offers many art galleries and coffee shops.

    Food and Dining

    The have a cafe on campus called the Bruin's Den. The food is fabulous and reasonable. There are many items on the menu for around three dollars. Meals are all under six dollars.

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus, but the students who live on campus seem to like the dorm life. The have a lot of activities to be involved in.

    Academic Rigor

    Be prepared to work hard for higher GPA grades. At the same time, every professor is available to help when needed. An A grade is above 93%, so expectations are higher, but the education is worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    After applying to George Fox University, take time to participate in the Genesis Orientation. This program will familiarize all the students with the campus and the resources available. During the school year, try and get involved with all the activities George Fox University has to offer.

    In three sentences

    George Fox University provides a high level education and personal attention. Smaller classes helps to build stronger relationships with other students and professors. Each student is also offered many opportunities to travel abroad, or serve on mission trips.

  • 08/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've always felt safe and secure there, good campus security department.

    Greek Life

    None. And it's wonderful.

    Clubs and Activities

    I did both theater and choir, and each fo these programs was extremely well run and top notch.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for Christian students, or anyone looking for just a really fun place to be and get a great education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Main Event, where all the living areas come out and play games and compete for a prize.

    Bang for the buck

    Pricey, but the atmosphere on campus is great. The sports, music and theater departments all do wonderful work, and the professors are knowledgable. It could stand to be a couple thousand less a year, but for me it's been worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Frisbee on the quad is always great, there's always someone watching a movie. Portland is pretty close by too, so that opens up a lot of options.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria can be a little sketchy at times, but there is always something edible there, even if it's just cereal and a banana. The buffet option is great, has a good salad bar, and burger Fridays and chicken strip Saturdays are pretty great.

    Dorm Life

    Decent dorms, good sized for a dorm room. Furnishings are good in all dorms, but better in the dorms with the moveable wood furniture.

    Academic Rigor

    As a business major, it's tough but it's not an impossible work load. The professors are all super helpful, and if you just stay caught up it's not too hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Order your textbooks more than one week before the term starts. Get involved in something outside of just classes. Do theater or music or sports, just do something.

    In three sentences

    Hard work and very much so on the pricey side, but a great environment with wonderful students, staff and great extra curricular programs. Has a beautiful campus in a good location. The classes are well taught.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Today at my residence life staff meetings, I just learned that there is close to $2000 dollars spent PER BUILDING on safety. Each door has card access that only your George Fox ID will allow you in. Even then, only during floor hours are you able to enter other dorms. It is very safe as long as you follow our rulesâ??no propping outside doors.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many things to do! Ranging from having your own radio show to serving food to the homeless in Portland to working in Residence Life to working in Spiritual Life. That is just a couple of the large amount of clubs and activities to do.

    Great for these types of students

    George Fox is a perfect fit for anyone who is looking to have their name known as well as have an education that is intertwined with their faith.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are several quirky traditions on campus. Such as the Bruin Brawl. There is a leather bear that they will throw out on campus during an event that sets off a huge war between Grade levels in order to see what grade can get the bear across the street off campus. Sometimes they even have a women's bruin brawl.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that college is supposed to be all about your experience. Most people look at George Fox and the first thing that they notice is that it is very expensive. I will be in debt leaving this school, but I would not have it any other way. I have grown and learned so much as a person that there is no way to put a price on my experience.

    What to do for fun

    I feel like there is always something to do. Whether it be attend a Women's Basketball Game (which our team is so good) or throwing yourself down the slip n slide that the activities committee sets up in the middle of campus, there is always something fun to do.

    Food and Dining

    After being here for a couple weeks before school, I would say that the food has got increasingly better since last year. Although many students complain that they continuously eat the same thing everydayâ??you teach yourself to get creative. Make ice cream sandwiches with the cookies. Learn to make sandwiches with the chicken served for dinner.

    Dorm Life

    As a part of the residential staff here on campus, I absolutely love being part of the dorm life. There are several different freshman dorms on campus as well as suites, apartments, and houses for those that are older. There are 5 different living areas that are just super fun and there are always activities going on.

    Academic Rigor

    Not only is George Fox a relational school, but they make sure that you are getting the best education that you can get. There are several rigorous programs such as nursing, elementary education, athletic training, engineering, etc. The professors push you to your limits, but also are there to guide you and even pray for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    George Fox is the kind of place where you are able to be yourself. If you are looking for a place that your name will be known, this is the kind of place for you. The campus is absolutely beautiful and it seems as if there is a perfect amount of students.

    In three sentences

    I would not want to be anywhere else except George Fox University. I feel like I am known on campus by students and staff. They care about your worth of person, not just your academics.

  • 09/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has a 24/7/365 security and if you call them they will be there. You can even call security to escort you to and from your classes if you feel you need it, or you can call them if you locked your keys in your car. It is a Christian university so there really isn't much crime.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life on campus, since it is a Quaker college they don't want a sense of inequality spread on campus. We are so small anyways that we don't really need one.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities on campus ex. band, choir, debate, ASC, spiritual life, and so much more. If you wanted to get involved here you certainly could and if you don't that's okay too.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for all students, but it's particularly wonderful for those struggling with their faith. This atmosphere encourages you to be a better person and be a better Christian. You emerge from here with a renewed and stronger faith.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Each year there is the Bruin Brawl in which the underclassmen fight the upperclassmen for ownership of the Bruin Bear. The goal is to get the Bruin off campus and away from the upperclassmen, and it's a hidden somewhere on campus. One year the dropped the Bruin in off of a helicopter!

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is beautiful, this school is nationally known, you are known on campus, you have every opportunity handed to you, you just have to work hard to achieve your goals. This place is truly amazing it accepts you, teaches you, and cares for you. Yes the tuition is high, but if you work hard you could cut that in half easily and it's well worth it to come here.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things you can do for fun around here! You can do intramural sports, swim, rock climb, go to the beach, join one of the many clubs, go to the drive-in movies, take part in campus activities, go shopping, road trip to Portland, or just adventure! The campus normally has at least two things planned for each week, so there are plenty of opportunities to take part in something exciting!

    Food and Dining

    Bon Appetite, or the Bon, is pretty good overall, but they do have their off days. The Bon always offers a vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free option which is so nice considering most campuses don't do that. The Bon for Sunday dinner is to be avoided, but other than that the food should be fine.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is really friendly and the Residence Assistants try really hard to put on events and make sure you have fun. You start off in dorm rooms then, as you accumulate more credits, you move up to apartments and houses. The dorms vary in size and arrangement, but each one has it's own personality you just have to feel it out.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on which professor you get and your own personal strengths your classes can be really hard or really easy. You get lots of homework, but all the professors want you to succeed and you can make appointments with them any time. You can also go to the ARC and get help there too, so you have lots of support in your academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    For future students you should know about the Academic Resource Center (ARC) where you can get free tutoring sessions on any subject. Try to participate in everything, we have so many things going on campus and to really make connections you need to go, and they are really fun! Go on the Juniors Abroad program it's a once in a lifetime opportunity, you can explore an entirely new culture, and half of it is paid for because the cost is built into your tuition.

    In three sentences

    George Fox University wants you to succeed and you can feel it when you step onto the campus. The sense of community among students and faculty members is remarkable. The best thing about George Fox University is that it offers not only growth as a scholar, but growth as a theologian and as a person.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    George Fox is an extremely safe school. I never got the feeling like I was going to be robbed or assaulted. I trust the school with a lot of things. The surrounding city, Newberg, is also very safe. It's a quaint small town. I hardly feel uncomfortable when I walk around.

    Greek Life

    There isn't any Greek life here at George Fox, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Personally, I enjoy the fact that there aren't huge parties every week. I like that I won't run into somebody completely drunk. I don't care for the stereotype of sororities and fraternities, so for me George Fox is a good fit. I won't constantly run into any crazy people, be judged, or pressured as much as I would somewhere where there is Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's always something to do on campus. Whether it's intramural sports, a dorm activity, or club activity, you can hardly get bored. There is always a place for you and always something for you to join.

    Great for these types of students

    George Fox is a great school for those who want to be challenged in every aspect of their lives. It's a great school who work well with others, but also independently. It's also great for those who want to grow in their relationship with God. George Fox recognizes the importance of relationships and will help you in your faith in any way they can.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm so sure if this is unusual, but there is a trail on campus over a creek that is really nice to go to for quiet time, or if you just want to go for a walk. There is also this tradition where the boys will have a competition to obtain a certain object, I'm not going to tell, reading it on their website is fun, because there are pictures that go along with it.

    Bang for the buck

    George Fox really is an extremely expensive school. But to me, it's worth every penny. Sure I wish it was less expensive, but believe me. Every penny spent is put into good use. The education is excellent, the community is so wonderful, and the campus uplifting.

    What to do for fun

    Honestly, there's a lot you can do at George Fox. There are intramural sports where you play just for fun, there's coffee shops and boutiques, the ocean is only a couple hours away, the mountains are only an hour or two away if you want to ski or snowboard, and Portland is only 30-45 minutes from Newberg. There are malls nearby as well as hiking trails all over the place. Each dorm also does activities with each other. There really isn't a dull moment at George Fox.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the time, the food is really good! I say most of the time, because I can be a picky eater. Pretty much every time I find something that I enjoy. They make a conscientious effort to make healthy foods, but also have some delicious dessert. Like ice cream!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is actually fun, and very much worth it. You make life-long friends with the people in your hall. They support you when you aren't doing so well and care for you when you're sick. I love pretty much everything about dorm life: the community, the independence, and the relationships. Though it's nothing like your home, it's a very good replacement!

    Academic Rigor

    George Fox University challenges you mentally, academically, and spiritually. They help you find out who you are and where your place is in this world. George Fox does their best to make you grow in every possible way.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking at this school as a prospect for attend, scour the ins and outs of their website. It's important to know as much as possible about the school you are interested in, so you know that they are the right fit for you. George Fox is one of the most helpful schools I know of and have experienced. When I was applying I must have called the admissions office at least 10 times. I was surprised they didn't recognize my voice, or at least get annoyed with me! But each time I called, they were so very helpful and extremely nice! They made sure they answered all of my questions. Don't be afraid to call if you have a question, even if it's the simplest thing. Also, make sure to visit the campus. Go to a Bruin Preview, stay the night in a dorm with a current student, eat their food, attend chapel and worship, talk to professors, admissions and financial aid. When you visit and talk with current students and teachers, it helps with the decision making by a ten fold.

    In three sentences

    George Fox University is an extremely welcoming school. They care about who you are and want to aid you in your journey in finding your purpose in the world. George Fox wants you to feel like a person, not a number.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    GFU is the best university ever! The professors are great and the atmosphere is amazing.

  • 02/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always people up patrolling and all of the buildings where we live are card-lock entry. I always feel safe.

    Greek Life

    We don't have sororities or frats here.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a ton of clubs, school sports, and intramural sports. We also have a rock wall in our gym!!

    What to do for fun

    Sing, play sports, go to Portland, go out to eat, get coffee, go driving.

    Food and Dining

    We have a lot of choices, but the food isn't always the best quality.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are awesome! The girls on my hall are my best friends, and my RA is incredible and always supportive.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a private institution, so not everything is going to be easy. We have some really tough professors, but they are all understanding and willing to work with you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for scholarships, visit the school, and always be in contact with people who can improve your experience.

    In three sentences

    George Fox is very people-oriented, God-focused, and fun. There are tons of ways to be involved and stay active. Newberg is a small town with little activities but Portland is only a half hour away.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Excellent, small town very safe.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    TONS of sports and clubs for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy life without the liquor and drugs. Students who enjoy being themselves and not being fake.

    Bang for the buck

    The one on one attention I receive from my professors is amazing, none of my friends attending other schools can say the same. The students are all like me, they like to have fun with out the drugs and drinking.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with my friends and intramurals.

    Food and Dining

    The food could be better, it is too healthy. A normal hot dog or grilled cheese would be nice once in a while.

    Dorm Life

    Excellent, I have made a lot of good friends and there is plenty of wholesome fun for everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    You will have to put a lot of time into your studies, the professors make you think it is not memorization.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid of the Christian part of the school, it really is eye opening and makes you be thankful for everything you have but it is not pushed down your throat.

    In three sentences

    A life changing place, where everyone cares and everyone is known.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The people here are wonderful, so just a enjoying an evening in can create some wonderful memories. There are also events constantly going on within campus, as well as multiple places to hang out and have a good time.

    Tips for prospective students

    While the first year can be daunting, getting to know people will greatly improve the college experience and build relationships that can follow for a lifetime.

    In three sentences

    George Fox is a faith-based University that allows for great community and educational opportunities. There are many opportunities to get involved on campus and professors are very flexible with their schedules. For a small school, there is a large community that continues to grow.

  • 06/15/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Outdoor activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    Great Christian school. Awesome educational experience. Would definitely recommend.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Newberg is a great area. The main road has every fast food resteraunt, with some nicer resteraunts as well. There are a couple grocery stores and plenty of coffee shops close to campus. Also in Newberg, a frisbee golf course, an aquatic center, drive in movie theater, golf course, and the Willamette river. Ten minutes away, Sherwood and Tigard have plenty of shopping centers and a Regal Cinema. Only 40 minutes away is the city of Portland where even people watching can fill an event for a day.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Fox can be a hit and miss. The staff in the dining hall are extremely personable and serve very well, however the food is not five star. The staff do a good job at changing the food types every week, and having special events throughout the year. They put effort into the presentation of food, and cleanliness of the dining hall. The dining hall is only open certain hours of the day, so make time in your schedule to go eat!

    Dorm Life

    In the dorms at George Fox, you will find the most community. Resident Advisors are hand picked to be leaders in the six different dorms on campus. They are always very personable people, and helpful in helping you through your years at Fox. RA's also plan lots of events perfect for getting to know more people, and having fun. The buildings are not new, but are in good shape and have plenty of lobby space for large groups and furniture perfect for lounging outside of your room.

    Academic Rigor

    Students at Fox are pushed to do their best at everything. Small class sizes, and extremely personable teachers make classroom settings ideal and very individualized. Plenty of extra help in every subject is available, and course options are broad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find what you love! There are many ways to get involved on campus, so try them all out. There's a place for you at Fox where you can be known and grow in yourself. Get involved in extra curricular activities that fuel your passions.

    In three sentences

    George Fox strives to really have students be known in all aspects; academically, personally, and spiritually. The community on campus between students and faculty is so strong, going to class is something to look forward to. Students are continually pushed to do the best they can, and expand their horizons in every aspect.

  • 07/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I can walk outside in the dark to go to the on campus coffee shop and not feel like I will be raped or mugged.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Walking around with no shoes on. Bruin Brawl. Climbing in trees.

    Bang for the buck

    GFU can be quite expensive, and I am no sitting here with a 1200 dollar bill and hope it's a mistake or that I win a scholarship. But I wouldn't change my decision to go here.

    What to do for fun

    Well, if you have roomates who have an X-box, or endless movies, that is always fun. Walking to the local coffee shop is also very much fun. If you have a whole bunch of people, you can go to Beaverton, or even the beach to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    Ah, what most people are waiting for. The question of the ages: How is the food? Well, if you're not picky, you will find almost anything at the Bon, our on-campus food... place. Whatever you call it. It's not always the best, If I am to be honest. But, if you have a car, have a friend who will drive you, there is always Wendy's, Taco Bell, or Jack-in-the-box, which is always great.

    Dorm Life

    I had the best experience this past year with my dorm mates. The girls were awesome, and I had the best R.A. ever. Our brother floor was awesome too, and we were able to do brother-sister floor events, which were the best.

    Academic Rigor

    If you come from a small school like me, the school work can be very overwhelming. The teachers are there to help you, so make sure you take advantage of that. And most importantly: don't take Gen Ed. Bio from Sean Powers. I am not bad mouthing anybody, but I wouldn't take it if I were you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Well, first off, make sure you have enough financial aid. Keep on top of your studies, don't get too stressed out, and most importantly: make friends and memories, and have fun.

    In three sentences

    I love GFU. It's in a small community in Newberg, OR, and the teachers and students are really great. I love it, and it is just an amazing school. I have so much fun all the time. I am so thankful to come to GFU.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The drama department in general is fun if you are a part of it. There are many inter-murals. There are facilities for fitness.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out scholarship competition at the collage in the winter. Apply early. Visit the campus early.

    In three sentences

    GFU has an amazing Christian atmosphere. The staff is eager to help, and care about students. The campus is beautiful.

  • 10/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I will say, the campus does have really good security. Even though I don't like the fact that just anyone can stroll on to campus at anytime, it's kind of inevitable. If you're walking home at night and don't feel safe security will come pick you up and drive you to your destination, which is really great and they are more than happy to do so.

    Great for these types of students

    -Conservative Christians

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ring by Spring. Yes, this school is more concerned about getting you your MR. or MRS. degree.

    Bang for the buck

    It's overpriced by far. I would say that the education is worth half of what they demand.

    What to do for fun

    In all honesty, there is absolutely nothing to do for fun on campus unless you're into bible studies and the alike. There's no parties, no fun weekend excursions, and no events on campus to attend.

    Food and Dining

    The food could be better, but it could be worse. For the most part I think the food is fine, but if you're a vegetarian like me you'll be living off white rice and lucky charms for the most part.

    Dorm Life

    This was the worst part about Fox for me. The school does a terrible job at matching you with a roommate, so I HIGHLY recommend that you go in with someone you know. I had to petition for a month to transfer out of my original room because I was fearing for my life from my first roommate. Fox's approach was to pray on it and take the godly approach.

    Academic Rigor

    I was actually surprised by how little students care about their academics here. Don't get me wrong, there are some really devoted and hard working students. But if you don't fit in with the Christian stereotype, you're going to be an outcast and there you will see that academia 'rigor' is all just a ruse.

    Tips for prospective students

    After 2012, the school is less selective, so it's very easy to get into. The science department is very challenging and political, so if you choose to take this classes taking AP in high school will prepare you better than your average courses.

    In three sentences

    Fox is fine if you want to live in a Christian bubble, but don't expect to be prepared for the real world here. Students are typically very shallow and judgmental if you don't agree with all their beliefs. Fox used to be a great place but in 2012 they adopted a new administration that will - in every sense - make your life miserable.

  • 11/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Being in a small town make you feel safe.

    Greek Life

    There are no sororities or fraternities on campus

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Bruin Brawl is a great event

    What to do for fun

    The town is awesome and there is always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the Bone is great. Plus they are always asking people to bring in recipes from home so that they can add to the variety of food that is served.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great, we have great RAs (Residence Advisers) on each floor. There is always something going on from dances to movie night.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very challenging and the advisers are they to help you. The great thing about GFU is the student to teacher ratio is very low so you get more one on one time with the professors. i have received great guidance and mentoring from both my academic adviser and each teacher I have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the opportunity to visit the campus, stay in the dorms and talk to people on campus. The first time I came here I fell in love with the campus. The more I talked to people and to teachers I found them to be caring and knowledgeable.

    In three sentences

    GFU is a great school that is warm, friendly and works to make all students feel like a family. I came from out of state but it was amazing to meet so many different people that were so much like me and care for me. the faculty and staff are awesome and work wit you to reach your goals.

  • 11/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Completely safe, including the occasional roaming security guard. Also, there is an annual demonstration put on by Newberg Fireman to make students aware of the danger and safety measures involved when a dorm room catches fire (they set a dorm-room replica ablaze).

    Clubs and Activities

    Varied: See website (www.georgefox.edu) for more details.

    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated, accomplished, and Christian/Quaker.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Fred Meyer discount-shopping (store only open to Fox student-body), hydrogen-balloon popping, student-built mechanical rover competition, main event (night of campus-wide fun), and the recent addition of football. Locations/landmarks include a covered fire-pit and the clock tower.

    Bang for the buck

    Fox is expensive, but worth it for some people. In other words, both a lot of bang and a lot of buck.

    What to do for fun

    Extracurricular activities scheduled for on-campus, weekend fun, and annual, school-wide events. Cameo and our famous drive-in theater in surrounding are of Newberg.

    Food and Dining

    Options of food available, but often described as poor and high-school like. Dining is not an issue.

    Dorm Life

    Small rooms and reasonable walking distances to class.

    Academic Rigor

    Fox is known for established academics, and the course work matches this description. Low-level classes and general requirements or electives are fairly easy, but expect the upper-division work to be quite intense and rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Earn as many scholarships/grants as possible, even through websites like Cappex. George Fox University is an accredited college and the spiritual aspects stand out, but make sure it is the right fir for you. Always carefully consider your options!

    In three sentences

    George Fox University is a fantastic option for those looking to integrate their college experience with a spiritual building/strengthening. The teachers are professional and caring, and class size is usually not large. This being said, George Fox is expensive and offers a somewhat limited number of majors.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    George Fox hosts a serious Security position, and is close with the police. They also host fire drills, and more, so students are prepared.

    Great for these types of students

    Christian. Doesn't matter if your Catholic, Protestant, etc., this is the place.

    What to do for fun

    You can participate in many extracurricular activities. In fact, George Fox just got a football team, and will start playing next season. There also is the Bruin Grounds, a coffee shop in the basement of the cafeteria building. In Bruin Grounds, they host a few events, and has a pool table and a couple ping-pong tables. George Fox also hosts a few concerts, and Chapel is a great time to go and worship. But another great event is the Bruin Brawl, where each class (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior) is a team, and a team has to take a sack of potatoes off campus before the rest. This can get pretty rough, as it gets pretty hard to tell who's on who's team. Also, if your not into that, you can always play video games with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    They food is decent. Its like a balance between home-cooked meals, and restaurant food. On Saturday and Sunday, they only serve two meals (though breakfast goes from 8am to 1pm), and every week day lunch, they serve pizza. But, of course, not all the food is great, and many prefer to cook themselves.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life also varies. Some get along great with their dorm mate, becoming like best friends over time. Others tend to argue all the time, due to their personal differences. While others just co-exist, living in the same room, but hardly speaking to each other. But the great thing about dorm life is it is easy to make friends with the people in the same building.

    Academic Rigor

    George Fox seeks to bring out the best in you. Often times, this means pushing you to your limits. But everyone has their strength and weakness, so the academic rigor often varies with your skills, learning ability, and attentiveness.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start applying early. George Fox is a small, private college, and their expanding rapidly, so they can only give so much scholarships. Also, I encourage that, when you go, be polite: hold the door open, sit with those by themselves, and don't hesitate to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    George Fox University is a Christian Private College in Newberg, Oregon, a small town south of Portland. Here, the faculty dedicate themselves to not only give their students the best education they can, but also to strengthen the students' faith in Christ. People there are willing to help, no matter what the problem is, and almost everywhere there is like a welcoming presence, due to the friendship between many.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are very few issues with safety on campus. It is rare for anything dangerous to occur.

    Greek Life

    Not offered.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school has an up and coming football program and is a good school for other sports such as basketball, baseball and so on. The female sports are more popular and better. But that is just my opinion.

    Great for these types of students

    I would not say there is a certain type of student. But the most likely is one that hold strongly to Christian values.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Bruin Brawl is competition between grades. The goal is to get a stuffed bear (or bruin) off campus without it taken.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a good school even though it is rather pricey. Depends what you are looking for. Overall I would say it is worth the money, it just depends what you do with your time to make it worth or not.

    What to do for fun

    The small campus makes it so that the students are engaged with each other.

    Food and Dining

    The food provided at George Fox is good and always has variety.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live on campus but I have heard mixed opinions. Both good and bad.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging and students are pushed. It depends on ones study habits and way of learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare for a challenge because the work should not be taken lightly. Don't let the Christian theme fool you, it is not a bible thumping school for the most part.

    In three sentences

    George Fox is a good moral enforcer. George Fox has excellent Professors that are engaging with their students. The school's Christian theme applies to their rules but not so much for the students.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    There's a lot of costs that I feel are going to waste. For one, freshmen are only allowed to have the 21 meal plan, but most people don't go to every meal.

    What to do for fun

    Newberg is a great small town, with everything within 20 minutes. There's a cute vintage movie theater, a drive in theater, lots of little shops, and plenty of choices for places to eat out at. As for things to do on campus, some of the living areas plan events and sometimes there are campus-wide events. But if you really want to have fun, your best bet is to head into downtown Newberg.

    Food and Dining

    Warning: don't set your standards too high when it comes to cafeteria food. They have maybe two full meal options and then they have plenty of sides. But if you are a picky eater, not always will you find food to your liking. Just have a stash of snacks in your dorm and you should be fine!

    Dorm Life

    Of course, it all depends on how good of a match you are with your roommate and your hallmates. But if you get out of your comfort zone, you'll meet new friends and it'll make your life at college much more enjoyable.

    Academic Rigor

    It's college. You have to be responsible for your work. They give us standards that are manageable if you work at them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take every chance you can to get acquainted with the campus. Make sure you enjoy campus life as well as the academics. If this place doesn't feel like home, you're in the wrong place.

    In three sentences

    The community of George Fox is full of love and encouragement. The classes are difficult but very manageable. Food isn't the best.

  • 02/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can go swing dancing in Portland, go bowling, etc etc. The college is alcohol free so there are no crazy raves to attend.

    Food and Dining

    Better than most college cafeterias, but still hit and miss with it. But then again I am very picky.

    Dorm Life

    I live in a house with a kitchen and a living room as a freshman

    Academic Rigor

    As an engineer, you can expect 2+ hours of homework at bare minimum every night.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply early decision so you can attend scholarship weekend and try to win some money. I went and not only did I receive money, I also fell in love with the campus. Make you sure even if you do not apply early decision that you visit the campus.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school! The night life is pretty awesome, especially since it so close to Portland. The academics(especially for engineers) is hard but will be rewarding in the long run.

  • 02/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Worst thing to ever happen around here: someone scraped their knee carrying too much stuff lol seriously, safest place ever..

    What to do for fun

    Basically you have homework, movie nights, local thrifting, and coffee shops. Not to mention the 20 some churches and the drive in movies! Drive in movies are a must when they are open.

    Food and Dining

    Well, its food I guess...?

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes are challenging in some capacity, whether it is to avoid boredom or learn a lot of material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply if you are prepared to pay, a lot. Getting any scholarships past the initial offering is unlikely to say the least. Also, don't live on the east side of campus unless you are a health or fitness major of some sort, the lengthy walk isn't fun.

    In three sentences

    George Fox is a great school for those interested in a christian-based, private education. Professors (most of them) are very talented and take the time to get to know you if you let them. Overall a very relaxed community, except for the engineers and nursing majors, they are always busy..!

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The security is very efficient so you don't need to worry about safety. Just use your common sense and don't leave things lying around in public and you'll be fine.

    Greek Life

    Non-existent

    Clubs and Activities

    Mainly sport clubs have activities, there are other small clubs which have exclusive activities but aren't advertised.

    Great for these types of students

    Hipsters Jocks Nerds International Students Christians

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual traditions vary with each year. Unusual locations are anywhere that isn't a building since there are so many trees and hiding places around here.

    Bang for the buck

    Since it's a private college, the bucks are only worth it if you've already figured out what you want to do.

    What to do for fun

    There's a game almost every weekend in the sport center. If you have a car, it won't take you long to find something to entertain yourself with.

    Food and Dining

    Edible, but not always enjoyable. However, there are always a variety of other options beside the school cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    How enjoyable your dorm life will be is somewhat dependent on your dorm mate and how friendly and open-minded they are.

    Academic Rigor

    It doesn't take much to get into this college, but the classes are challenging regardless of your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to different opinions. Be willing to accept that the world doesn't revolve around you.

    In three sentences

    George Fox University has a diverse campus. It is generally open to all political views and religious beliefs. No matter who you are or what you're like, you can always find someone to be your friend.

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Some students think the food here is gross, but I like it.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm is pretty cool because you get to meet and become close with your floor. Me and my floor mates hang out and go to meals together.

    Academic Rigor

    I always have time to complete homework. I find that the classes are not so hard as long as I take time to study and actually pay attention in class.

  • 02/11/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    The Campus is beautiful. The staff care about the students. The students are friendly.

  • 02/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is great and always safe. If you are scared at night or worried, call security and they will come right to you and walk you to your destination!

    Greek Life

    none! christian university :)

    Clubs and Activities

    So so many!

    Great for these types of students

    ANYTYPE!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many great traditions here. We have this thing called a Bruin Brawl. It super crazy, you take a medium sized leather bear, throw it in the air, and the first person to get it off campus is the winner. It is crazy competitive!

    Bang for the buck

    Yeah the tuition is outrageous, but I wouldn't trade my experience here for anything! I have most definitely made some lifelong memories and friends that will last a lifetime.

    What to do for fun

    The big city of Portland, Oregon is just 23 miles away, there is always something fun to do there! We also have multiple little shops in downtown Newberg which you can easily take up an entire afternoon looking at!

    Food and Dining

    There is always a variety and we are catered by one of the best companies in the northwest!

    Dorm Life

    I LOVE DORM LIFE! It helps you get acquainted with people you would have never been friends with otherwise. It basically forces you to make friends but I wouldn't have it any other way!

    Academic Rigor

    This school is super serious about grades and academics. There are people that graduated from here that went on to work for microsoft and nike, these are some big name places and we couldn't have done it without the help and encouragement of the professors!

    Tips for prospective students

    Just because it is a small school, doesn't mean there is nothing to do. You've got to have an open mind about this school in order to love it, and trust me, you'll love it!

    In three sentences

    I love the campus and the convenience of it all. I love the professors and how they actually care about you and your grades; you're not just a student to them, you're a friend. It is a Christian university so the environment is perfect!

  • 02/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel extremely safe at Fox

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of different clubs offered at fox.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any student who has faith and wants to build community

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It has traditions like any christian college.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive but it is a liberal arts educations.

    What to do for fun

    We hang out in our lobby and hang out with friends. The ASC puts on great dances throughout the year and attendance is always good for those activities. The school is only about an hour from the beach, Portland or the mountain. There is endless possibilities.

    Food and Dining

    The dinning hall is called the Bon. It is not very good and it is probably the worst thing at Fox. They have some good food but overall not the best.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Pennington and I love it. There could be more washers and dryers for but they are nice and work. The whole floor shares one restroom. The residents life staff is there to make sure that we are doing ok. The RA's are there building relationships and make sure to check in on how we are doing

    Academic Rigor

    It is going to be a challenge and the classes are fast paced. Attended is extremely important for success in the classroom. Most professors know you by name and they actually care about you passing their class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you are ready to build community and have fun. It will be hard but it is totally worth it. If you are struggling reach out there is so many people who are willing to help you. If faith is important to you this is the perfect school for you. Fox is hard but there is a very relaxed vibe about the school outside the classroom.

    In three sentences

    Be know is the motto of Fox and I can say this is a true statement if you want to be known. The professors really care about there students and want the best for them. I can't imagine going to any other university.

  • 03/28/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    This is a Christian college in a small winery town, what do you expect?

    Greek Life

    None to speak of, really

    Clubs and Activities

    Not a thousand options, but all of them are close-knit and do a lot for the school. The leadership club has a lot of money to do great things for our facility.

    Great for these types of students

    Many students that I meet are very conservative - you will still be accepted here, but it may be more comfortable for you here if you are.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Valentine's Day, The Dating Game is hilarious and a good bonding time for students!

    Bang for the buck

    They have lots of options for helping to pay for your education.

    What to do for fun

    Newberg isn't necessarily a fun party town. However, the people are always fun to talk to. There's great places to hike and go camping.

    Food and Dining

    Food is delicious, and there's always vegetarian options.

    Dorm Life

    Well, it is a dorm room, so you can't really expect too much. Sometimes it gets very cold, and sometimes it gets stuffy. It all depends on which housing you get placed in, though.

    Academic Rigor

    This school seems to be challenging, yet still accessible to all students. Teachers are always available to help you when you fall behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be friendly to everyone you meet! Make close friends with the admissions counselors.

    In three sentences

    This is the quintessential Christian university! With incredibly friendly people and a small campus, the sense of community enforced here is very strong. The research that comes out of this school is a testament to the great things that come from this school.

  • 05/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun you can walk around downtown Newberg and visit all the stores and coffee shops, you can drive to Portland and the surrounding areas, and you can always go outside and play sand volleyball, frisbee, soccer, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really great. There are always plenty of options. They do a very good job catering to food allergies as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty great, except most of the dorms are really old and could use renovations.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are very difficult at this university, which is a good thing because it pushes you to expand your mind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with campus activities, and at the very least, get involved with the people in your living area. Education is important, but so is having a great experience where you can grow and develop as a person though interactions with others and new opportunities.

    In three sentences

    George Fox is a very welcoming school. It will make you feel like you matter and that you belong. There is a truth behind their motto Be Known.

  • 07/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's security guards everywhere. Be sure to walk with a friend or security guard at night. Sometimes you will come to your dorm late if working on a homework of project from the library.

    Greek Life

    Haven't heard much about it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs here are great! Urban Outreach is a great one!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students looking to grow in their faith with other's and personally.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Serve Day is a big tradition! I loved it! It certainly opened up an opportunity to help the community around us.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say that most of the education is worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    Go out with friends! Don't be afraid to try new things. Go out of your comfort zone! It will feel weird at first, but in the end you'll be glad you did it (or not! but at least you tried). Go out for coffee! Go to the pool! To the beach, to the mountains! Homework takes up a lot of ones time (a lot, depending on the major and student as well), but always make sure to have a good group of friends. It's important to have a balanced life.

    Food and Dining

    I gained a lot of weight in college. Make sure to try to stick to healthier food options! There are always healthy options in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    If you are planning on staying on campus (to live), be sure to buy earplugs, a sleeping mask. Dorms can get noisy at times, especially freshman dorms. You will also be living with another person, or several! So be considerate about your roommate and make sure to talk things through if he/she is doing something that is bothering you, and ask them to let you know about things that they might not like as well (about what you do). Not everyone is going to be best friend's with their dorm mate, but it is possible to get along and be friends. If you experience trouble with your roommate, talk to your RA (resident assistant) or someone else you trust.

    Tips for prospective students

    I have to agree with what most people say, and that is that George Fox University is an expensive school. I believe that this is the sole reason why I am thinking about transferring. Aside from the high cost, I enjoyed George Fox GREATLY. I met many new people, and made great new friends. I believe all schools have there ups and downs, so expect George Fox to be one of those schools. For me, it's up's made up for most of it's downs, and those downs include the food (sometimes), freshman dorms, and chapel services (sometimes). What I loved most about George Fox is the opportunity to explore ones faith through all of the religious courses offered there. I learned so many things about the Bible that I didn't know before, and I am grateful that I did. It was an eye opening experience for me. One of the things I admire about George Fox is that they encourage their students to be critical thinkers, people of integrity, honesty, and selfless service to others. They are always advising their students to ask for help when it is needed, and they never fail to remind us that there are people there willing to help us with our needs (spiritually, academically, etc.) It's a great university overall, but do expect to stumble across challenges; part of the college experience (and life experience) is learning to work through those challenges and dealing with them in a mature way. I hope I don't sound too negative, and I certainty do not want to kill anyone's aspirations of attending George Fox. All I want to do is to inform all prospective students about my experience and the university in general. It's important to remember that everyone has different experiences, so don't let one determine where you will go. Above all, do your best to achieve your dreams, and don't give up on them. A bright future awaits, and remember that we are all capable of doing big things. Best of luck to all considering GFU!

    In three sentences

    Grew immensely in all areas of my life at GFU.