George Fox University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

George Fox University (GFU) was founded in 1885 by Quaker pioneers. Originally located in Newberg, Oregon, it was known as Pacific Academy. The school served as a preparatory school for college until it was rechartered in 1891 as Pacific College. In 1949, the college became George Fox College to honor its founder George Fox, a prominent early Quaker leader and evangelist.

In the 1950s and 1960s, George Fox College underwent several major changes. In 1953, the college’s first graduate program—a master of education in teaching—was established. The following year saw the introduction of a four-year degree program in nursing. During this time period, the college also added additional majors such as business administration and psychology and expanded its student body to include students from around the world. In 1969, George Fox College became George Fox University when it was granted university status by the state of Oregon.

The university continued to grow over the next few decades. In 1974, GFU opened its School of Christian Studies and began offering seminary degrees; in 1982 it established its first doctoral program; and in 1993 it opened its Graduate School of Clinical Psychology. Numerous other academic programs have since been introduced at GFU including degrees in engineering, computer science, marketing and communications studies.

Today GFU is an independent Christian university that offers more than 40 undergraduate majors along with numerous graduate programs and adult degree completion options at both their Newberg campus as well as their Portland Center located downtown Portland Oregon. It is known for providing an excellent education with a strong emphasis on spiritual growth while also providing students with access to a wide range of resources such as internships and study abroad opportunities that prepare them for successful futures after graduation.

George Fox University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of George Fox University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about George Fox University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

George Fox University is a small private Christian college located in Newberg, Oregon. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,464, with about 2,800 students living on campus. The university has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1 and the average class size is 20 students. Of the undergraduate population, 74 percent are female and 26 percent are male. About 75 percent of students come from Oregon or Washington state. The university also has a diverse student body with about 15 percent of its students coming from ethnic minorities. Additionally, George Fox has an acceptance rate of 79 percent and admitted 1,884 first-year students in 2018. The average SAT score for incoming freshmen was 1170 and the average ACT score was 24. The university’s most popular majors include Business Administration & Management; Psychology; Education; Biology; Nursing; Engineering & Computer Science; Health Sciences & Kinesiology; and Social Sciences & Humanities.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 69%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate 74%
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 62%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 2,363
Female applicants 1,508
Male applicants 855
Applicants accepted 1,641
Female applicants accepted 1,043
Male applicants accepted 598
Freshman enrollment 494
Female freshman enrollment 288
Male freshman enrollment 206
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants 1,385
Early action applicants accepted 1,031
Early action applicants enrolled 302
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 61%

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 75%
Average high school GPA 3.6
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.4-3.9

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 87%
SAT Critical Reading average score 558
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 490-630
SAT Math average score 556
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 490-630
SAT Writing average score 538
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 480-600
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 35%
Average ACT Composite score 24
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 20-28
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 19-27
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 20-28