Newberg, OR
George Fox University


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

Finding the right college is all about feeling like you belong. Research the type of school you think you want to attend and ...

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

Finding the right college is all about feeling like you belong. Research the type of school you think you want to attend and apply to a variety of places before deciding on one. Also, before making a final decision, visit the campus and talk to students and faculty about the school and the college life on that particular campus. Finding the right college for you is kind of like finding a spouse. You can't rush into a relationship and when you find the right one, you just know it is the right fit. Every aspect should be considered from housing to education, food to activities offered, and campus size and location. I got lucky. I only applied to two colleges and was accepted to both but upon visiting the first one I realized that I did not want to go there because there was excessive partying. The second school I visited was radically different. Teachers are involved with students and even have them over for dinner from time to time. The entire University is founded on the principles of serving others and being good citizens.

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

I consider the worst thing about my school to be how far away it is from my hometown. It is only about 4 hours away but it is right on the brink to where I do not get to see my high school friends as often as I would like to.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I would say that the only people that would not feel at home at George Fox are those that want their college experience to be that of partying and getting high because George Fox has a dry campus policy against those acts. However, I think that those people SHOULD attend this school and I think that it is a good school for anyone to come to because of its strong moral code and its emphasis on community service.

Katie
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A christ centered commmunity that provides great academics.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A christ centered commmunity that provides great academics.

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

It is important to find a school that is the right size for you. Some need the huge state school while some find the smaller colleges a better fit. I personally believe that a private school education is worth the money. You ahve smaller class sizes where you actually get to know the professor and in my opinion get more out of the class. Private schools, especially religious affiliated ones provide a great community to be a part of. Do your research ahead of time and make sure they have the major you want and how long the program is. A school with a good variety of majors is great in case you change you mind and switch majors once you have already started.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

We dont get wireless internet in the on-campus dorms or apartments.

Matthew
Describe the students at your school.

Wonderful people, all of them.

Describe the students at your school.

Wonderful people, all of them.

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

Look at the community, if you enjoy that you will most likely enjoy the college.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I am a middle class white male going to an expensive private university...90% private loans cause the school or government doesn't give me anything. Also their abroad director lied to me to get me to transfer to this school and I am very bitter about it.

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

The price of private universities can be daunting, but there is help out there. For certain careers, like nursing, your futur...

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

The price of private universities can be daunting, but there is help out there. For certain careers, like nursing, your future employer will pay your remaining debt when you finish school. Do all the research on your financial options before you rule out a great school because it is too expensive.

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

That there aren't many students who are over 25, or parents. I am fall into that group and it is a small social world for people in my position. Academically it is as challeging as I had hoped.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The quality and accesiblity of the teaching staff, it is beyond any expectation I could have had.

Kim
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is lovely, a little too conservitive, but at the same time excepting of anyone who wants to come.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

My school is lovely, a little too conservitive, but at the same time excepting of anyone who wants to come.

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

The atmosphere, not only what the school itself looks like but the feeling you get from the people. So many schools feel cold and unfriendly, this school is the total opposite. People smile at each other as they pass and really reach out to new commers.

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

I think it is important to find a place that you could see yourself making friends for a lifetime. Academics are important too, so both of these qualities should be considered when looking at a college. A very important part about the college experience is living on campus, if you can afford it do it, especially your freshman year. This helps the student transition from being in high school and just attending class, to really being part of a community. My floor mates from my freshman year are all still my closest friends, and I am so thankful I chose to live on campus because of it. My parents live 10 minutes from campus so I could have easily made the wrong decision. When you look for a college, look for a place that looks like it could be your home for the next four years or more.

Mark
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A strong Christ center campus with helpful staff and a great enviorment for character building.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A strong Christ center campus with helpful staff and a great enviorment for character building.

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

Finding a campus that your student likes is more important than finding the college that is the best. If a student feels comfortable in his enviroment then he or she will not want to leave, in order words they will work harder. Send your student to a college that is well known, but they don't like will make it harder for the student to take his studies seriously

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

In some ways we are starting to become less Christ centered.

Dakarai
Describe the students at your school.

Very friendly, but some are bit too... naive.

Describe the students at your school.

Very friendly, but some are bit too... naive.

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

Go and see! Meet the people. If they have a preview weekend, I would very strongly recommend attending. Or even better, stay in one of the dorms overnight with a friend, or someone you may know who goes to the college. Go on a weeknight if you can, in order to get a real "taste" of what an average day will feel like, (Many schools tend to doll themselves up when they know preview students are coming). And after all of this, if you still feel lost, as obvious as this sounds, really spend the time to think about how each school made you feel. How do you feel that school will effect YOU? The way you look at the world, and who you ultimately grow up to be? Think about it. Pray about it. Meditate on it. Whatever you need to do. And whichever one ultimately makes you feel excited to live and learn, is the one that is probably right for you.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who doesn't mind being absolutely engulfed in a church like atmosphere.

Stephen
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

great baseball, basketball, and track while sticking to the school's christian conviction; makes a great place for personal r...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

great baseball, basketball, and track while sticking to the school's christian conviction; makes a great place for personal rehab if you can stick it out; be aware of the over-conservativeness and stuborness the school demonstrates while furthering your owns studies; you can use some school contacts as valid real-world resources beofre graduation and can get a few steps ahead of the curve of real-world experience. I got lucky and if you push through and believe in yourself and those trusted few, then you will have the upper-hand in the competitive world

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

find somewhere that makes your individual happy. satisfied. hungry. challenged. be wary of falling into the mold too easily. try to do all of your own planning. financally. professionally. personally. try to be original. accepting of new values. foriegn beliefs. know people always have motives. even Jesus. soak it all in :)

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The thoroughness of some of the academic areas, including biology, chemistry, christian ministries, religion, theology, and finance. If you are a die-hard christian then this is the right school for you if you want an Ivy-League education in small town pacific Northwest. we have very srong moral aptitude and conviction. strong beliefs, and great faculty for life expriences and research.

Emily
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is known for many things, we have an excellent science program, the fastest growing nursing prgram, an intense and...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is known for many things, we have an excellent science program, the fastest growing nursing prgram, an intense and wonderful music program, the best engineering program in the state, and many other excellent programs. This is why we are the number two liberal arts university west of the Mississippi.

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

My best advice for finding the right school, is really know yourself and what you want to get out of college. Visit as many campuses as you can, and not just ones you think you can afford, or that are close to your home, get out and really see where you fit. Being on the right campus can really make your college experience. Also, give yourself permission to dream big, don't settle for the state school because that is where everyone else is going, be adventurous, go somewhere different then all your friends are. And most of all, take your time, this decision should not be made overnight.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about Fox is the lack of connection to the world at large, what we call the Fox bubble. Although we are very aware of natural disasters, and helping the poor and needy around the world, we are often disconnected from the political happenings of the United States.

Sarah
Describe the students at your school.

Depending on the class which you are in, you can find people who are working hard to get the best grades they can or they're ...

Describe the students at your school.

Depending on the class which you are in, you can find people who are working hard to get the best grades they can or they're just there because they know they need to be.

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

Looking for the 'right' college can be a difficult task but it is necessary for one to take the effort to really look into the schools that have become possibilites. The size, orientation, and available majors may sound fitting but there could be information in these pamphlets we all receive that are inevitably left out. Whether the classes are larger or smaller, are the teachers adequately prepared? If the campus is labeled Conservative or Liberal, how many students actually fall under that category and what affects will it have on an impressionable new student? Just because the major is available, does that mean the program has been around long enough to be a sufficient educational surrounding? The best way to undestand a school's makeup is to visit the campus and talk with the students; nobody can understand better than them the lifestyles lived on campus.

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

In going to a small, Christian school, the society around us almost seems to disappear. The community within George Fox begins to form a bubble which causes some trouble form some of the students. Many of the students going to this school are extremely conservative and not as socially adept as could be, and having this bubble is not helping them fit into the social world they live in.

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