Newberg, OR
George Fox University


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Kiana
The experience is what you make it.

George Fox prides itself on community. The central theme is to support, encourage, and grow together. With this mission, the...

The experience is what you make it.

George Fox prides itself on community. The central theme is to support, encourage, and grow together. With this mission, there is good and bad that comes as a result. For starters, it is encouraged that students get involved on campus in things that interest them. There are a number of clubs and opportunities to get involved. At times, it seems like there's almost too much happening on campus to really be invested anywhere (or at least that's my experience), but it sure does make up for the lack of things to do in the small town of Newberg surrouding the campus. The associated student Community (student body) often hosts activities for students to attend. Things like dances, and concerts happen a handful of times during the semester. At times it can almost seem like a high school setting since they chose to do things that resemble a high school student body. The school has a life style contract that prohibits students from smoking, drinking, and having premarital sex. Although the university encourages students to align their lifestyles with the contract, each students experience may have their own rules about following it. On campus, most of the students follow the contract (or at least do a good job of hiding it if they are breaking it), but off campus students really decide if they chose to obey or not. In just my first year I have had a lot of opportunities including two on campus job, a position as an RA for the following year, and a great internship for the summer following my first year. I believe that it's not really enough to just show up to class at George Fox University, or really at any university nowadays. In order to make the most of one's academic experience, it's important to value what it is one is paying for. Show up for office hours, ask questions, connect with staff and faculty, and opportunities will come. George Fox is especially set up in a way that makes that effort as easy as possible.

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

Start studying while in high school so it is easier once in college. Buy all of the books you need as soon as possible so yo...

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

Start studying while in high school so it is easier once in college. Buy all of the books you need as soon as possible so you can start reading them to give yourself an advantage in the class. Also don't be afraid to talk to proffesors as soon as you dont understand something. Make freinds with the smartest people in your class so you can study with them and they are more likely to help you. If social media becomes a distraction delete the accounts neeeded to eliminate the distraction.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

How some of the people treat athletes and the lack of school spirtit.

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

I would inform myself to create better study habits, go to community college for two years, and make sure all the classes I t...

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

I would inform myself to create better study habits, go to community college for two years, and make sure all the classes I take are transferable to any college. This would allow me time to become accustomed to college life, save a few thousand dollars and keep me from taking the same classes over.

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

I wish that I knew how the credits would transfer so I would not be so suprised.

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

Well I am atransfer student, and my credits did not transfer over the way I thought they would. So I still have alot of general classes to take.

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

Never be afraid to fail. Fear of failure can hold you back more than any other insecurity. You will fail, but through these f...

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

Never be afraid to fail. Fear of failure can hold you back more than any other insecurity. You will fail, but through these failures you will grow stronger and achieve greater successes than you could imagine. With this knowledge, be encouraged to go out and try new things, embrace new adventures whole-heartedly, don't hold anything back. Your courage will pay off. If you do succeed, be proud of your hard work. If you fail, still be proud of your hard work, hold your head high and learn from your mistakes. Without failure and adversity you won't grow in character or gain the strength you will need for future. So don't be ashamed when you fall short of your goals, but instead take pride in the knowledge you've gained that will help you learn the secrets to future success.

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

The worst thing about George Fox University is the mud that accumulates in the fields during the rainy season. I wish I could find a greater flaw with the university, but I enjoyed my entire experience at the school (apart from getting mud on my shoes). The campus is beautiful, but due to the school's location in the Pacific Northwest, there is a lot of rain and this leads to a lot of mud on campus.

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

The school motto is "be known" and at George Fox University that is exactly what you can expect. From the moment you move onto the campus students and staff are there for you, wanting to build relationships and help you settle in to your new life. There is such an incredible sense of community on campus, you are never alone and everyone wants to help you succeed; and because of this support, students do succeed.

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

I was homeschooled oversees before returning to USA and entering college. If I could go back, I would tell my high school sen...

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

I was homeschooled oversees before returning to USA and entering college. If I could go back, I would tell my high school senior self to: "Breathe, and take baby steps! It will start out rough. You will get a headache, experience an emotional roller coaster, and maybe even vomit. Just go with the flow, check the items off the list: move in, smile and wave, attend the all freshman events, and get lost around campus for hours. Slowly, you'll get the hang of it, the butterflies will go away. You'll love the adventure so much that you won't even miss your families and friends. Initiate conversations and consciously spend more time with the people you see often around campus, including your floormates. Soon, you won't even need to say 'Excuse me' whenever you rip out a fart. Devising a four-year plan? Finding a part-time job? Managing bank accounts? Don't fret! Ask lots and lots of questions (but try not to make too much mistakes, life doesn't come with an undo button) Finally, relax and conquer college one day at a time!"

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

The worst thing about my school is the changes made within the school. Changes are good, but changes are way too constant. Also, whenever the administration decides to change something, it doesn't present the idea to the student body (the one who the changes will be implemented on), but only to the contributors (the ones paying for the changes).

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing about my school is that eventhough it's a private university, everyone is so open-minded that even the blatant rule-breakers won't be held responsible for their behaviors by the adminstration.

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

Besides being a private Christian school, I chose George Fox because it integrates the new and the old. It always seeks to ad...

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

Besides being a private Christian school, I chose George Fox because it integrates the new and the old. It always seeks to advance the facility and education system to provide the leading quality of classes for students. At the same time, it keeps the traditions that had established the university in the beginning. There is always a sense of respect for the founding fathers/mothers, and the students are always well-informed and the teachers express the good morals and values of a respectable Christian.

What's unique about your campus?

My school is diverse, extremely diverse. Not only that, it welcomes this multi-generational, multi-cultural mix. There is almost no discrimination, excluding the few people who aren't as open-minded. This diversity makes for a pretty interesting school environment. The events are a mix between American and foreign traditions. The food is also diverse. Most of all, the students of course, are very different from each other, to the point that we must learn to be open-minded to even make friends, which is always a good thing!

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

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would make sure to get in to full detail about colleg...

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

If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior I would make sure to get in to full detail about college life. I would tell myself things like actually save my money and make sure to sign up for many scholarships before starting school that way I wouldnt have to struggle as much. I would make sure to graduate high school with a strong and high GPA and make sure all my classes are in good shape. I would also tell myself to be more confident and not be shy to meet new people and make sure I am comfortable around my peers. I would also make sure to have a very good relationship with my teachers and other workers at the school like the dean and financial aid services.

Denny
Describe the students at your school.

Helpful, but not very approachable.

Describe the students at your school.

Helpful, but not very approachable.

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

Make an effort to get to know a lot of people. Quality relationships are extremely important, but it's also good to know a large quantity of people.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone looking to expand their mind with new ideas and practical knowledge.

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

If I could go back in time and talk to my high school senior self I would advice her to enjoy the ride. College is a great ex...

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

If I could go back in time and talk to my high school senior self I would advice her to enjoy the ride. College is a great experience where not only you learn for your decided career but you gain experiences by communicating and coexisting with your classmates and professors . I would tell myself not to worry. It is a big change, but making your own decisions will make you grow as a person. A life as a college student brings many responsanilities, each individual is in charge of their own actions. You have to start with a set mind, think what you want to study. Decide what career that you want to pursue is the first and most important things you have to do. Do not wait until the last minute. Get ready and enjoy the ride.

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