Newberg, OR
George Fox University


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Recent Reviews

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

Seek around. Overall you need to make sure that you can visit the school. Finding your fit is not in the brouchers that you g...

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

Seek around. Overall you need to make sure that you can visit the school. Finding your fit is not in the brouchers that you get in the mail, but rather spending some time, preferably overnight, on the campus. And parents, during that time, let your kid do their own thing. Let them experience the college for what it will be like, without you. Ultimately, you, the student, are in college for you, not your parents. You need to be in a major that leads you into a career that you want to do, not what your parents push you into. They may pressure you with financial support, but if they truly care about your desires, they will let you blaze your own trail. It's your life. Follow your heart. Don't let anybody tell you what path you have to take.

What's unique about your campus?

I find it amazing that the professors here are truly interested in the students. It is not uncommon to have a meal at a professors house or to share a conversation over a cup of coffee. Also the Res Life program is a finely tuned system of building community from new freshman to seniors, crossing the boundries of class years and forming lasting relationships.

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

I wish that I had known that you need to be intentional about forming relationships. There is so much going on that if you are not driven to form relationships with people in leadership, you can become overlooked. It is much easier to gain positions of leadership if you know people in other leadership positions before you apply. It isn't always what you know, but rather who you know. Thankfully on a small campus where aministration is happy to meet students, this is not difficult if you try.

Mark
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being the former college of President Herbert Hoover. Is very well known in the Pacific Northwest among business. It has a ve...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being the former college of President Herbert Hoover. Is very well known in the Pacific Northwest among business. It has a very good reputation.

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

Go visit the college and go with what feels right, it usually is.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The administration feels out of touch with the students. The meal plan options are expensive and poor. And the housing selection process could work a little better.

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

My entire school and everyone in it feels like my family, everyone is loving and supportive and anyone will drop what they ar...

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

My entire school and everyone in it feels like my family, everyone is loving and supportive and anyone will drop what they are doing to help out.

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

Take the time to look around and go where you feel most at home. Look at the little things around campus because the little things matter when you are always there, talk to as many students as possilbe to get their opinions.

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.

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