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George Fox University: Narrative Description


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Newberg, OR 97132-2697
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Independent Friends, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1891. Setting: 73-acre small town campus with easy access to Portland. Endowment: $16.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $6175 per student. Total enrollment: 2,981. Faculty: 361 (134 full-time, 227 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,269 applied, 84% were admitted. 31% from top 10% of their high school class, 62% from top quarter, 84% from top half. Full-time: 1,395 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 318 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 4.0 states and territories, 4.0 other countries, 36% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 1% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 21% 25 or older, 59% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; interdisciplinary studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Christian College Consortium, Coalition for Christian Colleges and Universities, Oregon Independent Colleges Association. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: continuous until 10/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $27,140 includes full-time tuition ($20,280), mandatory fees ($310), and college room and board ($6550). College room only: $3640. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility and location. Part-time tuition: $630 per hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 18 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, student activities, Christian ministries, Orientation Committee, Chaplain's Committee. Major annual events: Christmas Celebration, Quaker Heritage Week, Orientation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 75 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Murdock Learning Resource Center plus 1 other with 123,734 books, 207,180 microform titles, 1,323 serials, 2,687 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2 million. 1,300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located 24 miles southwest of Portland, Newberg has a number of churches, a community hospital, and various civic and service organizations. Commercial transportation is easily accessible. Part-time employment is available.

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