Prospective students invited to George Fox University campus during Oregon Private College Week July 24-28

July 5th, 2017

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Those who visit four Oregon Alliance schools receive application fee waivers to any member institution

NEWBERG, Ore. – Prospective students interested in learning more about a George Fox University education are invited to a series of free campus visits scheduled in conjunction with Oregon Private College Week July 24-28.

George Fox is among 11 private, nonprofit institutions participating in the event. Students who visit at least four institutions during the week will receive application fee waivers that they may apply to any member of the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities.

Sessions at George Fox begin at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, and run for two and a half hours each time. Prospective students and their families are invited to learn about financial aid and academic programs, meet experts in admissions and tour campus. The program is specifically designed for prospective students who have not gone through the application process.

The deadline for reservations is 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, although George Fox is willing to accept walk-ins for each session throughout the week. Registration is available at oregonprivatecolleges.com.

Together, the Alliance’s member colleges and universities offer degrees in more than 260 fields of study, including engineering, business, law, and computer science. Oregon’s private, nonprofit higher education sector enrolls 19 percent of the state’s undergraduate students, awards 23 percent of its undergraduate degrees, and confers one in four of STEM and health baccalaureate degrees earned by students of color.

The majority of undergraduate students (61 percent) enrolled in Alliance member institutions finish their bachelor’s degrees in four years, the highest rate of completion in the state. More than one in four graduate with zero school debt.

Among other facts about private higher education:
• Nearly one in three undergraduates at an Alliance member institution receives/is eligible for Federal Pell grants.
• Student loan default rates of students who graduate from one of Oregon’s private, nonprofit colleges are the lowest in the state, and half that of four-year private nonprofit colleges and universities nationwide.
• Ninety-three percent of first-time, first-year students at private, nonprofit colleges and universities receive financial aid, with an average grant and scholarship award of over $20,000 per year. 

The Alliance represents 18 of Oregon’s regionally accredited, nonprofit private higher education institutions. Together, Alliance colleges and universities enroll more than 35,000 students and confer approximately one in four baccalaureate degrees and about half of the master’s and doctoral degrees awarded in Oregon. For more information, visit oaicu.org.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, six seminary degrees, and 13 master’s and doctoral degrees.

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Contact:
Kelly Friesen
Assistant Director of Visitor Experience
George Fox University
503-554-2248

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