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Reviews 719 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: George Fox was a great university that challenged students academically and also fostered community. The Social Work Department was unique in the sense of small and intimate classroom settings where professors and cohorts got to know and support each other. The set-up and focus on internships prepares students more so than other competitive programs.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: George Fox is a great college. One of the things I especially like is that we call our professors by their first names. This establishes a sense of community, because I feel like my professors are more approachable.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party's put on by the school like dances and other functions are very fun.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few places here and there but they are either cheap and fast food places or they are more expensive foods that you're never really in the mood for. There are options just not a ton.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: I would say they are strict about the things they care about, which are clearly outlined in the student contract that we all sign and agree to before attending GFU. I think administration is usually pretty understanding and genuinely willing to work with you because they only have your best interests in mind, but they don't want us messing around.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's exciting at first but eating in the Bon day after day gets tiring, as I'm sure is the case at most colleges. You simply miss your home cooked meals. Although what is a bummer is that as a freshman I had to pay for 21 meals, I like having options and I want to spend as little money as possible. I also wish the money I didn't spend on meals that I missed during the week would roll over so I can use them later. That would make me feel like my money was spent a little more wisely.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: My experience with financial aid went well, i applied and received aid. It wasn't confusing or difficult and most students who ask for aid get it.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's nice living on campus because you're in the center of everything. You are always up to date on the events and your classes, friends, and meals are just a stones throw away. It's not only convenient but a good social environment does wonders for your emotional and mental health.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The late night options are decent, but are mostly all fast food. I don't really think that the student discounts are very great. Other than fast food, you can pretty much get Chinese food(two restaurants that are pretty much the exact same) or a few different Mexican food restaurants. The cost is average but expensive for college students.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I haven't had any problems with the strictness on campus. It really depends on the student if they like the strictness or not. I do wish they were a bit more strict with loud noise late at night and in the library because it is hard to study when people are yelling and being loud. Also, I think that professors are good at keeping their word when it comes to academic strictness.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't have any problems getting the financial aid that I needed. There is someone assigned to help each student.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: I really don't like having to be required to have a 21 meal plan as a freshman. It kind of ends up being too much food. Also, it is horrible that the meals that you miss end up disappearing at the end of the week because it is pretty much wasted money for the student. A lot of the food has fillers in it, such as taco meat with potatoes in it. But there is occasionally a really good meal.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The building that I was in was one of the older ones. It was decent but the floors were horribly squeaky. I didn't get my first choice for campus housing last year or this year but I am happy with the ones that were picked for me. I really liked how close my dorm, Edwards, was to all of my classes but it was also very noisy outside all of the time especially because the tennis court and football field were very close to it.

The campus atmosphere is pretty small. You see the same people all the time. Even people you haven't met before smile at you. The social experience really depends on the group of people you hang out with. They try to havemany events on campus, but sometimes it can be pretty boring for some students who don't have as much schoolwork or studying to do. The social aspect is what you make it.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing has proven to be great. You better start looking soon though, the tiny town of Newberg fills up real quick.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I personally have never attended Fox parties, but I know they happen.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Newberg has many great options for food. My only annoyance are the hours. Not many coffee shops or restaurants are open late.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: George Fox set up many rules for the safety and well-being of the student who live on campus. Sometimes they can seem a bit strict or harsh, but at the end of the day, they are for our own protection.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Everyone in the admissions and financial aid offices were extremely helpful and easy to contact in difficult situations.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It is annoying that freshman are required to purchase a 24 meal plan, especially when the food isn't always the greatest. Then again, I understand the challenges of feeding several hundred students at every meal.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: From what I have experienced, campus house could be better. The conditions are not bad, but they are also not excellent. Cleanliness is one that I have noted several times. I have, however, thoroughly enjoyed the social atmosphere. Everyone on campus is warm and welcoming of everyone!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: I personally don't get very involved in my school's athletics, but I have heard from people that we have a reputable baseball team, and I certainly notice the athletes at meals. I have only ever used one of the two main facilities for exercising, as the other is meant for athletes, and it is decent, but some of the machines are showing their age. As long as you find a time to use the building that is when not a lot of people are there, it will serve your needs. Football is not as big of a thing at GFU as it is a many other schools, such as OSU.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of small places you can find to go eat at around Newberg, and there is a certain tour for Freshmen in the beginning of the year that gives you an idea of where many of them are, if you had the desire to go find them again later. I personally have never gone out to eat except once or twice because all freshmen have the 21 meal plan, but there are definitely some good places you can go if you want to.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: GFU is great at providing financial aid for new students. Basically, if you did half-decent in high school you will get some sort of academic scholarship, which will continue for 4 years. They also give need grants and different kinds of loans. Some students get work-study grants to help them get jobs on campus and earn money, but not all on-campus jobs require this.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Though students like to complain about the meals, I am generally okay with them. I have never had a meal where there was nothing at all I wanted to eat, thanks to the pasta bar that is always open. It's bland, but it's something. The quality of the "specials" for the meal tend to fluctuate. Some days are really good, others are not so good. But GFU is really good at providing options for people who are vegetarians or gluten-free, which is nice.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus at GFU is a different experience depending on what kind of living area you have that year. Freshmen mostly live in dorms, after that you can live in apartments or houses, and later you can live off campus if you choose. My experience in the dorm was positive overall, and it really helped me connect with other students in my major in ways that I never would have if we hadn't lived together on the same floor. People can be frustrating sometimes, but it was a good experience and I'm glad it happened the way it did.

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