Newberg, OR
George Fox University


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Ciera
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit the campus and see what feeling you get from the people on campus. Some campuses are more friendly than others. Some gi...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit the campus and see what feeling you get from the people on campus. Some campuses are more friendly than others. Some give off differnt vibes. There are school for each person and in order to find a school that you are going to enjoy, go visit them. Be sure to sit in on some classes in the major that you are interested in. Eat in the cafeteria, you will want to know what you are getting yourself into with the food, are you going to be gaining the freshman 15 or loosing 15 pounds due to the quality of the food? Its also a good idea to stay the night with a student who is attending that university. It will give you a feel for the atmosphere of the living situations and more of what the current students are like. Good luck in your search!

What's unique about your campus?

I really like the freindly environment. People are very freindly and welcoming. It is easy to get involved and to know people.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Not really sure, cant think of anything...

VLADIMIR
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit and tour the colleges. Meet as much people form the colleges as possible.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit and tour the colleges. Meet as much people form the colleges as possible.

D
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

its unique christian approach to liberal arts, and its great audio/video or cinema media communications department. also for ...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

its unique christian approach to liberal arts, and its great audio/video or cinema media communications department. also for all of that its not too far from home.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When you know what you want to do with your life, seek a college that will facilitate that in the best way. Seek an atmosphere that will promote learning and expands your experience. If you don't know what you want to do, find the school that has the options and the resources to find what you're interested in. In the end all we take from college is our experience and hopefully that sweet college degree.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

maybe the lack of a variety of on-campus food choices, theres really only the cafeteria or fast food off-campus. also the dining hall is feeling smaller as there are more students coming. the small space makes much lines longer in the rush lunch and dinner hours. also there never seems to be enough hours in the day to finish the assignments that are assigned, but thats just college i guess

Philip
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that you have at least a fairly good feeling about the school. Visit the campus if you can, talk to some of the st...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure that you have at least a fairly good feeling about the school. Visit the campus if you can, talk to some of the students and get their take on what they think about it.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The school seems to have an endless reason for you to pay them money. Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors have to live on Campus, unless they're married.

Lydia
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The entire campus is only half a mile wide. I can get to all my classes is about 7 minutes coming from my residence hall.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The entire campus is only half a mile wide. I can get to all my classes is about 7 minutes coming from my residence hall.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't be afraid to visit colleges. It can be a little expensive if you go out-of-state, but college is a crucial season in a person's life. It's important to remember that changing your mind is alright; you are allowed to switch from place to place, but you can find purpose anywhere you go. Choose a school that emphasizes the kind of lifestyle you are looking for. An academically rigorous university is not the best place to hang out and not attend classes. There are going to be challenges anywhere you do decide to go; the purpose of college is to stretch you, and picking a school that has different values or emphases than you will do that. Embrace the challenges, accept that you have many choices, but realize that you can find your niche anywhere. Choosing a college, like everything else in life, is about your attitude. You will get out of it whatever you put in.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

People say they want change, but they are resistant to other people's differences.

Meredith
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are extremely smart but not always hardworking.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are extremely smart but not always hardworking.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I think that one needs to realize right off the bat that your college experience isn't going to be perfect. There are going to be a lot of times where you wondered if you made the right choice or not; sometimes things get rough and you wonder what it would be like at another campus. However I think that if you research the schools that you want to go to and go and visit them you have a high probability of finding the "right" college. The best thing a person can do is to visit the school. When you visit the schools eat in the cafeteria, spend a night in the dorm, and ask the student on campus what they think of their school to get a better understanding of what you want and what you do not want. Once you know what you like in a college you can better evaluate your top choices and then slowly narrow them down based on your criteria. Once you decide on which college you go to, just remember no matter what happens, you are going to have the time of your life!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who want to party, do whatever they want, and just have a good time should not come to this school.

Jordan
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

George Fox is best known for its engieneering and nursing programs, staunch religious regulation, and piety.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

George Fox is best known for its engieneering and nursing programs, staunch religious regulation, and piety.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look for a college that meets your needs. So often do we look for the best academic programs, but overlook the fact that you (or your child) will be making a home there for the next four years. Find a location that you find beautiful, and make sure the faculty are going to treat you with respect. Find a school that will encourage your academic studies, and not dismiss them.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known that the administration was not going to be every supportive of the artistic endevours that I was to be involved in. I wish I had known that they would not be very helpful financially to a theatre major. I also wish I had known that the student life department was going to regulate my spiritual life.

Kindra
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take it seriously and know whats important to you and whats not. Be sure you know what you want and need and apply to the sch...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take it seriously and know whats important to you and whats not. Be sure you know what you want and need and apply to the school that comes the closest even if it seems out of your range financially. It is surprising once you start chipping away at it, how quickly the tuition gets covered. I'd also recommend looking at a minimum of four schools and visiting each one of them. The on campus visit tells you a lot about the students and faculty that you can't find out any other way. I'd also recommend getting involved in as much as you can from the start. Volunteering is a great way to meet people. Don't be afraid to ask for help. I have a severe learning disability and was intimidated about attending "college." I was surprised how much help is available and how accomodating my professors are if I just sit down a talk to them ahead of time. I'd say you shouldn't worry if you are nervous or even a bit fearful - that's a good thing because you can almost gaurantee that everyone is. Be authentic and transparent and hang in there.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I think the tuition is too high and a lot of people who might like to attend can't afford to. There is financial aid available but the debt may or may not be worth it depending on the degree obtained. I also think they could do a little better job at student retention.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is focused on their education and desires a close knit "community." Someone who wants to interact with their professors and other students. It is difficult to just be part of the crowd. Someone who wants to be involved in serving the community at home and abroad.

Dani
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't feel like you have to find the "perfect fit" school, because chances are there will be things you love and things you d...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't feel like you have to find the "perfect fit" school, because chances are there will be things you love and things you don't like so much. However, that's part of the growing experience. I once heard that there are 3 ideal things in college: good grades, sleep, and a social life, and that you can only pick 2. I've since discovered that this is usually true. College needs to be about balance, but also pursuing the things you really enjoy doing. Do care about your grades, because that's what you're paying money for, but don't forget about your friends either, because they really do make your experience more positive. Get involved; even if it's a pain at first, you may get to meet people and have experiences that you otherwise wouldn't have. Get to know your professors and ask for help if you need it, because it will make things much less stressful in the long run. And of course, avoid all-nighters if you can; they can be good bonding experiences, but it's not worth catching mono over!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I do not think that there is anything I strongly wish that I would have known now that I did not know then. Everything that I have learned about this school has had to be learned through experiences, such as how difficult certain classes or professors are, or how best to budget study time, etc. I feel as though I am a different person in some ways since I have attended George Fox University, but I do not think that this was anything that I could possibly have known ahead of time.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I don't like to make distinctions as to who "should" or "should not" attend a school, because I think that anyone can make or break their college experience by how they choose to go about it. For instance, some people may say that non-Christians shouldn't go here, and while the school is strongly Christian, I also know of non-Christians currently attending this school that really enjoy it. There are majority views and opinions here, but I've been able to enjoy my schooling even though I do not always fit the stereotypical political or religious views.

Nicholas
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Start Early, and Visit Campuses. The earlier you start the easier it will be for you. Some schools have deadlines for housing...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Start Early, and Visit Campuses. The earlier you start the easier it will be for you. Some schools have deadlines for housing appications, and some will charge you for late registration. Starting early also allows you to do campus visits, some even have weekend stays. By visiting a campus you can get a feel for the community and what your potential experience could be like, don't necessarliy take everything for face value though, the food service at my schools was notorius for bringing out the best food when we had campus visits, or weekend stays.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

specifically What I wanted to Major in, its difficult to catch up if you change.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The Food Service is the worst. Deffinitely Don't Det your Moneys Worth

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