Princeton Review names George Fox to ‘Best in the West’ list

September 23rd, 2008

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NEWBERG, Ore. – For the fifth consecutive year, The Princeton Review has honored George Fox University as one of its “Best in the West” schools.

George Fox is one of 120 colleges and universities listed from the western states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Other institutions receiving the designation included Pepperdine University, Seattle Pacific University, and Stanford University.

The Princeton Review rankings consider academics, quality of life, admissions selectivity, and financial aid. George Fox received a score of 79 out of 99 in admissions selectivity, an 80 out of 99 in academics, and an 84 out of 99 in quality of campus life.

George Fox students were invited to participate in an online survey hosted by the magazine. They were asked to voice their opinions about the university, with questions in each category. Their comments and the The Princeton Review’s profile of George Fox is available at the Princeton Review site.

An excerpt from The Princeton Review profile of the university’s academics:

“The school places a pronounced emphasis on its students. Professors ask students ‘to call them by their first names, and they know the names of all their students.’ ‘My advisor . . . is very interested in how I am personally doing and lets me know that he cares about me,’ reports an engineering major. Although courses are generally ‘challenging,’ the intimate academic environment provides support even to those who are struggling.”

The Princeton Review divided the country into four regions and identified 630 colleges that stand out as academically excellent institutions of higher learning. In addition to the 120 named in the West, the selections include 212 colleges in the Northeast, 139 in the Southeast and 159 in the Midwest. A listing of the schools is available at this link on the Princeton Review site.

George Fox University is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a national university. More than 3,200 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 12 master’s and doctoral degrees.

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Director of Public Information
503-554-2129
rfelton@georgefox.edu

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