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George Fox University

George Fox University

Check whether George Fox University is right for you as an international student.

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Portland, USA
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Study abroad at George Fox University

George Fox University (GFU) is a private US liberal arts university near Portland, Oregon. As a small university with just over 4,000 students, staff know students by name and can give them a personalized learning experience.

Its main campus is in Newberg, a safe and green Oregon city, with teaching centers in Portland and Salem too. You can choose to study for a bachelor's degree with more than 40 majors, as well as 13 master's and doctoral degrees.

GFU is a Christian university where students take Bible classes and weekly chapel services. All students are also required to observe the school's lifestyle agreement. The University has a two-year residency requirement, meaning most students live on campus.

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Why study at GFU?

  • Student-staff ratio

    The student-staff ratio at GFU is just 14:1

  • Best religiously affiliated

    Forbes ranks George Fox in the top 10 ‘Best Religiously Affiliated Colleges’ in the United States

Life as an international student

George Fox is a great environment for international students to make their home. The University prides itself on being a safe, caring, welcoming environment. International students choose GFU for the American experience and an excellent education that the University offers.

The George Fox student activities committee put on at least one event each week which can include movie nights, coffeehouse gatherings, concerts, and theme dances. Students can also be involved in NCAA Division III athletics teams and activity groups.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Sauna / Steam Rooms
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Skills classes
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools 3
    • No. of Baseball Pitches 1
    • No. of Badminton Courts 10
    • No. of Golf Coursenumber 1
    • No. of Diving Pools 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts 5
    • No. of Climbing Wall 1
    • No. of Basketball Courts 3
    • No. of Athletics Track 1
    • No. of volleyball courts 3
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Bike Rental
    • Campus parking
    • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars 1
    • Restaurants 1
    • Cafe’s 1
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 1
    • Sport facilities 6
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 21
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

George Fox students receive one of the top values among private universities in the Northwest. See below for a detailed breakdown of all costs and fees.

Undergraduate tuition - US$36,750 per year

Merit Scholarships

Up to US$16,000 per year. Automatically awarded to qualified admitted students based on academic performance, including SAT or ACT scores and GPA. Merit Scholarship amounts are determined upon admission.

No Postgraduate scholarships are available for international students.


George Fox University

414 N Meridian St, Newberg, OR 97132, USA

Located on the Willamette River, Newberg has a population of 23,300. Historic downtown Newberg consists of a variety of stores, art galleries, coffee shops, restaurants and a retro movie theater.

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Visa requirements for George Fox University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

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