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p You’re looking for more, right? Academic challenge, spiritual growth, exciting community, career preparation and the chance to make a difference. We’ve got it. We know college is more than textbooks and tests. It’s an experience that will help you become who you want to be and get you where you want to go. At George Fox, education is multi-dimensional. We’ll challenge your mind, foster your spirit and give you the opportunity to use your skills. Don’t settle for less.

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Welcome


Undergraduate student-faculty ratio:

“My professors are really helpful, and they reach out to me. They all know me by name.” – Yabadi Tshimanga, sophomore

Your success starts here. At George Fox, the

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g Physics students experiment with a Foucault’s pendulum to demonstrate the Earth’s rotation.

i Feeling creative? We offer numerous degrees in art, music and theatre.

nursing program.

majors, 45 minors, six pre-professional programs www.georgefox.edu/academics-at-fox

s Our engineering programs feature small classes, hands-on learning and outstanding faculty. academics

classroom is just the beginning. Our Christcentered academic community is fueled by the passion to serve, which means you will have opportunities to put your education into action. We combine your career preparation with intentional spiritual development. Start your journey, pursue your dreams and change your world. For more than 110 years, a respected degree from George Fox has been a launching pad of opportunity. As a top-ranked Christian college, we have the resources of a national university to help you build f Extensive clinical experience your future. is a hallmark of our accredited

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Make it big. George Fox graduates find success at some

of the nation’s best graduate schools, including Harvard, Stanford,Yale, Boston University and the University of Southern California. “My experience at George Fox was extraordinary. I was pushed by my peers and by my professors. It was more than I could hope for.” – Ron Davis ’02, graduate accepted to Harvard Law School

Satisfy your academic curiosities.

Heal the sick. Strike a chord. Unlock nature’s mysteries. We have the high-tech labs and the nationally recognized faculty to help you get where you want to go. Design a bridge. Write a play. Train an athlete. We offer more than 90 majors, minors and preprofessional programs George Fox’s low studentcombined. Do more to-faculty ratio means than learn. Explore.

career choices

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MAJORS:

Accounting Allied Health Applied Science Art – Graphic Design – Studio Arts Athletic Training Biblical Studies

Our Computers Across the Curriculum program

provides an Apple laptop with software to all full-time undergraduate students. p

each student gets oneon-one mentoring. p

Biology – Cell & Molecular Biology – Ecology & Field Biology – General Biology – Systems & Structural Biology Business Administration – Finance – International Business – Management – Marketing

Chemistry – Biochemistry – Chemistry – Forensics Christian Ministries – Church Recreation – Educational Ministry – Missions – Youth Ministry

Cinema/Media Communication – Audio Production – Film Studies – Journalism – Multimedia/Animation – Production Cognitive Science Communication Arts

Computer & Info. Science – Computer Science – Information Science Economics Elementary Education Engineering – Civil Engineering – Computer Engineering – Electrical Engineering – Mechanical Engineering

Family & Consumer Sciences – Fashion Merchandising/ Interior Design – Foods & Nutrition in Business – Cooperative 3-1 Degree Program with Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Health & Human Performance – Fitness Management

– Health Pre-teaching – Physical Education Pre-teaching History International Studies Journalism Mathematics Music – Theory & Composition – Performance

– Pre-teaching – General Music Education Nursing Organizational Communication Philosophy Political Science Psychology Religion

Social Work Sociology – Community & Families – Global & Cultural Studies – Social Justice & Inequality Spanish Theatre – Acting/Directing – Design/Technology Writing/Literature www.georgefox.edu/majors

Pre-professional programs: Pre-dental Pre-law Pre-medicine Pre-pharmacy Pre-physical therapy Pre-veterinary


Green is good, and we’ve got 85 acres

s Newberg’s many public parks include a world-class skatepark.

of it. Our undergraduate campus is a beautiful, tree-shaded property in the city of Newberg. After class, you can study or enjoy time with friends on our landscaped grounds. Chat with classmates in the rose garden, read a book in Centennial Tower’s shade or escape for a stroll through the lush Hess Creek Canyon.

campus

community located in the heart of the scenic Willamette Valley. The natural beauty is the perfect backdrop to Newberg’s 11 city parks, including a world-class skatepark, a BMX track and Frisbee golf courses. The historic downtown consists of a variety of stores, art galleries, coffee shops, restaurants, a retro movie theater and a drive-in.

i The quad is the perfect place for relaxing with friends, studying or playing a game of Frisbee. f The Centennial Tower marks the center of campus. p 15-acre Hess Creek Canyon is a botanical showcase of native plants.

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Live music in a local coffee shop

Newberg

Fun is never far away. Newberg is a friendly


The City of Roses awaits. Portland is

Oregon’s largest city and is a cultural hot spot. A short drive puts you in the heart of the urban life. The city is home to the Old Town Historic District, the Tom McCall Waterfront Park, the Portland Trail Blazers, art galleries and museums, theater groups, music festivals and Powell’s City of Books, the world’s largest new and used bookstore. Portland is also home to the 5,000-acre Forest Park.

Portland’s Saturday Market features local handmade goods.

miles from campus

Bring your gear. Oregon’s playground stretches from the surf to the slopes, and we’re right in the middle.You could watch the waves break against Oregon’s spectacular coastline one weekend, windsurf in the Columbia Gorge the next and make turns on Mt. Hood the week after that. Hike, bike, kayak, climb and ski to your heart’s content. 60 miles to the Pacific Ocean 70 miles to the slopes of Mt. Hood 25 miles to Forest Park 50 miles to Multnomah Falls, a 620-foot waterfall 150 miles to Smith Rock State Park, which boasts

more than 1,400 climbing routes

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p Students have many opportunities to get involved with Spiritual Life activities, including playing in worship bands.

Feed your soul. Transformation is

part of your education at George Fox. Spiritual growth is at the core of who we are, and we want you to thrive in your relationship with God. Cultivate your mind and your spirit.

“George Fox is very open to letting you share your passions with other people.” – Steven Mortinson ’11

grow

s The University Players is an ensemble of actors who invite audiences throughout the Northwest to explore the message of Jesus.

How we help you grow

i Chapel services during the week bring the student body together for worship, teaching and fellowship. f Christian musicians perform for students at our outdoor amphitheater.

p Chapel services throughout the week p Student-led Bible studies p All of our faculty are committed Christians p Students take 10-12 credits of Bible and religion classes p Fellowship groups p Plays and concerts with spiritual themes p Campus visits by well-known authors, speakers and musicians

i Students at George Fox are encouraged to dive deep into the heart of God. Because our top-notch faculty are all professing Christians, academics and spirituality go hand in hand. s Leading Christian thinkers, such as Shane Claiborne, often visit George Fox and speak during chapel, which is followed by a talk-back session with students.


d George Fox students and employees have contributed more than 100,000 hours to community service over the past 10 years of our annual Serve Day. More than 10,400 volunteers have visited about 150 different places to offer help.

Make a difference.

Serve

Mentor a child. Fix a fence. Fight disease. At George Fox, faith is a verb, and students go beyond the world of academics and into communities in need. Be the hands and feet of Jesus in rural villages, inner cities and foreign countries. Someone out

Opportunities to serve

there needs you.

“Serve trips have been the most influential and memory-filled moments I’ve experienced at George Fox. It is through them that I have developed some of my deepest relationships and grown to know the heart of God in much more intimate ways.” – Sarah Reid ’08 www.georgefox.edu/serveday

p Urban Services: outreach to the homeless p Serve Day: a school-sponsored annual day of community service p James Project: a ministry to the elderly and disabled p May Serve: a monthlong, overseas mission trip with a focus on service and evangelism p Serve trips: short-term mission trips led by students in the fall and spring The list goes on and on. Many students come up with their own unique ministries.


campus life

Live the good life. You’ll study and work

hard, but you’ll also have a lot of fun. The spirit of community is a vibrant and vital part of campus life at George Fox. Make some memories and forge life-changing relationships. It’s more than a campus. It’s home. i Dorm living is an excellent, safe environment for social interactions and gives you convenient access to all the campus events. d Le Shana Hall was awarded the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification. Le Shana is a three-story residence hall for 120 students.

i Our Bauman Auditorium has such good acoustics that the Oregon Symphony records here.

Boredom is not an option. Here are some of the

many activities you can do to fill your free time: p Compete in Division III athletics or intramurals p Run for student government p Act with the University Players p Meet friends for coffee in the Bruin Den p Lead a student serve trip p Get involved with faculty research p Play in a chapel band

p We’ve won NCAA Division III national championships in baseball (2004) and women’s basketball (2009) and offer 15 intercollegiate sports – eight for women, seven for men.

www.georgefox.edu/sports


More than

2/3 of George Fox undergraduates travel abroad Juniors Abroad. These three-week trips – with airfare and

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Your world transcends national boundaries.

Prepare to thrive in the changing global and networked environment. Learn to bridge differences by experiencing other cultures firsthand. George Fox makes your overseas experience affordable and convenient. U.S. News & World Report ranks George Fox as a national leader in providing international experiences.

f Members of our women’s basketball team partnered with Courts for Kids to build an outdoor concrete court for Sonrise High School in Ghana, West Africa. p George Fox students put social justice and mercy into practice by helping women and children in the sex industry in Thailand.

program costs shared by the university – include the guidance of faculty mentors. Study Renaissance Europe history in Paris. Learn Swahili and peace-building in Africa. Explore ancient pyramids in Egypt. Recent teams have traveled to Rwanda, Ireland, Costa Rica, Rome, Paris, China, Egypt, Berlin and more. Semester Abroad. Spend a whole semester overseas. Join a service

trip with Food for the Hungry to address poverty and injustice. Learn advanced Spanish and experience the rich culture of Spain. Study environmental science and sustainable development in Costa Rica. George Fox students can study a full term on every continent but Antarctica. George Fox pays international travel and program costs. May Serve. Be a global agent of change. Our students have served on short-term mission trips to South Africa, Thailand, Malawi, Russia, Romania, Jamaica, Cuba, Brazil, India and the Philippines. You leave for May Serve expecting to share God’s love. Most likely, you’ll receive more than you give. “Serving the international community changes your perspective on learning, God and culture, and teaches you how to enter into solidarity in the body of Christ.” – Laurie Brown ’08


$20,023

Posts filled by recent graduates

is a strong foundation to a successful career. Our graduates have gone on to become judges, doctors, lawyers, teachers, research chemists, social workers, authors, CEOs, youth ministers and much more.

Darleen Ortega ’84 Oregon Court of Appeals judge; Oregon State Bar President’s Affirmative Action Award winner Timothy Williams ’02 Research associate for the Division of Global Health and Human Rights at Massachusetts General Hospital; ’08 graduate of Harvard School of Public Health

Todd Miller ’84 Senior research chemist at Ligand Pharmaceuticals; creator of compound marketed by Pfizer for late-stage stomach and kidney cancer

Eric Lautenbach ’88 Nike, Director of College Basketball

Gina Ochsner ’92 Author of The Necessary Grace to Fall and People IWanted to Be – both winners of the top award for short fiction at the Oregon Book Awards; recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation grant and National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship

average annual financial aid package

Annual costs before financial aid, 2009-10

Tuition and fees: $26,180 Room and board: $8,320 For the 2008-09 academic year

Average traditional undergraduate financial aid package: $20,023 Total dollars awarded to all students in 2008-09: $33.1 million

46 percent consists of university-funded scholarships and grants 8 percent is federal- and state-funded scholarships and grants 4 percent is sponsored by external-organizational scholarships and grants 10 percent is campus-based student employment (work study) 32 percent consists of educational-loan programs

Merit Scholarships

High school GPA SAT Reading & Math ACT Composite Merit Scholarship 3.5+............................. 1000-1190. . ............... 21+.................. $6,000 3.5+.................................. 1200+. . ............... 26+.................. $8,000 3.8+.................................. 1300+. . ............... 30+................. $10,000 National Merit Finalist/Semifinalist............................................... $15,000

95%

of George Fox students receive financial aid

financial aid

Set your goals high. An education at George Fox University

Focal Point Digital Media....................Owner Sanda University, Shanghai, China....English teacher Deloitte & Touche LLP.........................Senior auditor Delap LLP............................................Accountant Rockwell Collins..................................Electrical engineer U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.............Project engineer Ferry County Memorial Hospital..........Registered nurse Hillsboro School District......................Bilingual assistant/interpreter Luis Palau Association........................Development projects manager Daimler Trucks North America............Design engineer Aflac....................................................Insurance agent Rock Harbor Church............................Worship and youth pastor YMCA Child Development Center........Preschool coordinator VTM, Inc...............................................Account executive Nike World Headquarters....................Associate product line merchandiser Seneca Center.....................................Therapist Municipal Light & Power.....................Line design engineer Cornerstone Consultants....................Partner KPMG LLP............................................Audit associate The Salvation Army.............................Division program assistant Huron Consulting Group......................Products associate GE Security..........................................Software infrastructure engineer Trust CC..............................................IT auditor and technical writer State of Hawaii Dept. of Education....Athletic trainer Xerox Corp...........................................Mechanical engineer Payette School District........................Music teacher AmeriCorps..........................................Youth program coordinator Time Off Media....................................Assistant editor National Rep. Senatorial Committee...Field researcher Chehalem Youth & Family Services....Clinical services coordinator Columbia Analytical Services.............Lab analyst Tigard-Tualatin School District...........Teacher


visit

We want to meet you. Come find out if George Fox is the right fit for you. Attend a class.

Meet students and professors. George Fox hosts campus tours and other visit opportunities, including Friday @ Fox, Bruin Preview, individual visits and Genesis.

To schedule a visit, www.georgefox.edu/campusvisit

Apply now

You may apply to George Fox online or download the forms at www.georgefox.edu/apply.


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