George Fox University Reviews

  • 44 Reviews
  • Newberg (OR)
  • Annual Tuition: $39,540
86% of 44 students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of 44 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

John C O'Keefe
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2022
  • Degree: Ministry
"I received my Doctorate in 2011. All in. all, the program was alright, not as difficult as I was hoping. The problems came after I graduated. I was unable to walk because of out of state employment concerns. So I called for my cap/gown/hood/medal - and received them one at a time over a few months, and me taking the lead to call and ask. They kept telling me it was because I moved, but I did not move - I always lived out of state. When I called for my medal, I was told they needed to send a 'blank' one because they lost the one that was engraved. But that is not the biggest issue - Here is the Kicker. I had a friend who asked for a copy of my dissertation, and I was going to go to the Commons to get a copy emailed to him, and guess what? They LOST my dissertation. I graduated, I defended my dissertation, I received copies of my Dissertation Acceptance Certificate, I even have a nicely framed diploma [that came several months after graduation] - they have no idea where my dissertation is located. With all this, the best part is - they are very willing to ask me for money :D"
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2021
  • Degree: MBA
"This has been a terrible let down. I earned by Bachelors degree from GFU and expected the Master's program to be equally as rewarding, relevant, and educational; I'm afraid I was incorrect. The assignments are all over the place, the lectures have been incredibly disappointing, and I am very worried that none of this is going to prepare me for the next step in my career. I am afraid my MBA will open doors that I am simply unprepared to enter. It feels as if they are trying to cram as much as they can in each class, resulting in students being over inundated with content and walking away with very little learned. Students are mainly figuring out how to pass the quiz, ace the test, or get a high mark on their papers, rather than learning any course content. Very disappointed- I've heard many students talk about finding another program and I am considering the same."
Hannah Kunde
  • Reviewed: 7/31/2019
  • Degree: Sociology
"While at George Fox University, many years ago now, I was challenged and grown in ways that were both exhilarating and scary at the time! Many professors and faculty showed up to support me as I questioned new things and grew more into who I want to be in this world. These people, some with whom I am still in touch, influenced me greatly and I consider the social network from these years in Newberg to be one of the most valuable things that I gained from this college experience. Furthermore, I was introduced to Quaker spirituality which hugely impacted the direction that my life took in my post-college years."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2019
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"George Fox University lives up to its "Be Known" promise. Each faculty member cares deeply about each student. The small class sizes allow students to receive a better education due to more one-on-one time with professors. The environment on campus is always warm and welcoming- You feel at home anywhere you go! George Fox University not only holds academics in high regard, but it also your well-being and personal growth. It is a university unlike any other!"
Benjamin Hortaleza
  • Reviewed: 2/27/2019
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"George Fox has the saying of "Be Known" that lives true if you put in the effort and confidence to put yourself out there. Visit your professors during office hours and they will want to learn things about you. Meet other staff members and students and the school starts to feel like a family to you if you put yourself out there. I was a student athlete and an engineering major, and I felt that my professor supported me as athlete by asking how the year has been going and what were some goals that I had set for myself each year. We even had an event where the engineering faculty recognized all the engineering majors who were also student athletes to recognize the time work it takes to do two daunting tasks in college."
michelle papp
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2018
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"My educational journey at George Fox University has positively impacted my life. I found my love and passion again through my education here. I was able to excel in my academic work and raising my GPA. I had a strong educational background that set me up for my career. I was able to write research papers and grant, which again prepared me for my working career."
Marla Christensen
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2017
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"Excellent school to prepare for a career in Marriage & Family Therapy/Counseling. After a lot of research prior to attending, I found this school to have the best program. It did not disappoint, I can highly recommend this University. Great school."
Anne Elizabeth
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"George Fox University provides a great education! The professors teach with integrity. The university provides a place of academic vigor.."
School Psych Student
  • Reviewed: 5/24/2017
  • Degree: School Psychology
"Very hands-on and high quality school psych program. Faculty for core counseling classes are top-notch, usually still doing private practice, and very invested in my growth as a person and a mental health professional. There's still work to be done on increasing diversity, but faculty seem very committed to welcoming diverse students and creating and environment where all students feel respected and valued. They include a lot of assignments to help students learn to serve culturally and linguistically diverse students. There are also courses to help us understand spiritual integration (as recommended by APA and ACA). Most of the core school psychology classes are taught by adjuncts who are experienced (and still practicing) school psychologists, so we benefit from their recent experience with assessment, consultation, etc."
Stephanie Chan
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2017
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"The faculty and staff are amazing and are always willing to help students and alumni with opportunities that align with professional and personal interests. Faculty are available for students and the program allows for many students to get to know their professors very closely. The curriculum itself prepares students very well for the rigor of graduate school as well as for the workforce."
Alia Funkhouser
  • Reviewed: 2/1/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"George Fox University is a safe space to grow and learn, balancing a rigorous curriculum with a beautiful community life. Faculty genuinely care about their students, Residence Life invests itself so that each person is known, and the coaches mentor life as well as sport. The campus itself is set in the rolling hills of wine country, and a creek runs through the center of campus offering trails to those who want forested seclusion, though it is only about an hour each from the coastal dunes, from the slopes of Mt. Hood, and from the famous Voodoo donuts of Portland. Overall, an excellent university that truly delivers on the promise: "Be Known.""
Kara Betzer
  • Reviewed: 10/28/2016
  • Degree: Biblical Studies
"George Fox University was a wonderful university for me to attend. Not only did I receive an amazing education in my major but the university strives for students to receive a well rounded Christian liberal arts education, which I know I did. The academics are rigorous and taught by individuals who are very well versed in their fields. The on campus community is small enough to help students feel loved and at home. There was something always going on, whether it was a lecture or chapel, concert or play, sporting event or student led activity. The classes are small which provides the opportunity for students to get to know professors. Even five years later my professors remember me fondly and are still helpful."
Steven Egeberg
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2016
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"This is a newly accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy program, but it already has the reputation for creating and developing innovative and excellent clinicians! The professors are excellent at delivering pertinent and evidence based information and able to take complex concepts and put them into ideas we can fully understand."
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Political Science
"GFU is a great, Christian university that focuses on helping students grow in their faith as well as the classroom!"
IT Guy
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Computer Science
"George Fox has an excellent & beautiful campus. I really appreciated the size of the university when I attended, but it has grown considerably since then & I am not sure I would feel the same way now. The Computer Science program was excellent: the professors are fantastic."
Tricha Weeks
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2015
  • Degree: Public Health
"Pros: Faith integration into clinical practice Cohort model Low student to professor ratio Small class size Con's: No graduate student housing"
Sarah Gallup
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"Pros: - The professors genuinely care about their students' success - The cohort model allows for a family-like learning atmosphere - Good student mentors to help with the transition process Cons: - Difficult to find affordable housing - Long days in class (but hey, it's grad school!)"
  • Reviewed: 2/26/2015
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"Great school, enjoyed my learning experience a great deal. Feel that the program that I went through equipmed me to make a high level contribution thorughout my career. Materials were applicable for the most part into my profession of people management, relationship managent, and in general how to help a business sustain and grow."
Deka Smith
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2015
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"I love the way GFU has set up their MAT programs. You are in a cohort, mine is 19 people, which you go through the program with. These people become your family. The cohort has a leader, who is an alumni of the program and someone who is currently teaching, this is an amazing resource. I have finished the first out of five semesters in this program and would recommend George Fox to anyone who is truly passionate about being a teacher."
Deka Smith
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2014
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"I feel so blessed to have ended up at George Fox for my Masters program. The design of the program, the professors, the people in my cohort are all wonderful. One week left in the first semester and I am so happy to be here."