George Fox University

George Fox University is committed to providing a Christian education and empowering students spiritually, academically and professionally to reimagine the world.



George Fox is the oldest Christian university in Oregon. More than 125 years ago, evangelical Quaker pioneers helped settle the rich and fruitful Chehalem Valley of Oregon, which is now known for its premier vineyards.


Today, George Fox is Oregon's nationally recognized Christian university, providing students with personal attention, global opportunities to learn and serve, and a support community that encourages academic rigor and spiritual growth.


The university offers more than 40 majors, adult degree programs, six seminary degrees, and 12 master's and doctoral degrees. In addition to a residential campus in Newberg, Oregon, classes are now taught in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Oregon.


"Earning while learning" is a financial necessity for some and an integral part of the university experience for others. George Fox employs over 750 students every semester. In addition to the income, students have found that campus employment:

  • Provides valuable work experience
  • Teaches organizational and communication skills, and much more
  • Can result in mentoring relationships

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Business & Management (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Social Sciences (1)


Student services

Here in Student Accounts, we recognize the challenges students and their families face in financing the cost of attending college, and are committed to assisting families through the process. We will walk with students and their families through each step of their journey to graduation. Our mission is to serve each individual with compassion and respect. 

Housing services

We believe that residence life has a unique and exciting role in encouraging relationships of depth among students while also introducing them to various faculty and staff. Our primary mission is to know Christ deeper and to show love and grace to those with whom we live and learn. In this pursuit, it is our hope that others will see and be drawn to the unconditional love and hope of Jesus Christ.

Library services

George Fox University Libraries serve currently enrolled students, faculty and staff, as well as alumni and members of the general public.

Student Life

Campus life

George Fox is ideally situated in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley in Newberg, rated among the top five "safest cities in Oregon" by SafeWise, a community-focused safety organization. We are just 23 miles south of Portland, Oregon’s largest city and cultural center. Discover museums, Saturday Market, the Waterfront, and don’t forget to catch a Trail Blazers game. We also have sites in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Oregon.

Sports facilities

At George Fox University, we give students the opportunity to participate in a competitive and team-centric athletic environment while being mentored, challenged and affirmed by coaches who are deeply committed to a loving God. Bruins are born competitors, and we firmly believe that being competitive and being Christ-like are not incompatible goals. There's no better place to play Division III sports than George Fox University.

Student clubs

George Fox offers a variety of student-initiated clubs to fit student interests. We invite you to take part in these clubs or even start your own! Clubs truly allow students to express their passions and interests, develop leadership and management skills, and have a ton of fun! 


George Fox University is:

  • accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • approved by the U.S. government and the states of Oregon and Idaho for the education of veterans
  • approved by the U.S. attorney general for the admission of international students.

Newberg, Oregon, United States