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Undergrad Profile

Discover your passion

Students from all over the United States and abroad come to Pacific University for a personal, nurturing learning environment. Undergraduates choose from more than 65 fields of study, and they learn from faculty members who are dedicated teachers and mentors. Their classroom learning is enhanced by an emphasis on student research, internships, international study, and community service.

Live the Boxer spirit
Inspired by our mascot, Boxer—an ancient Chinese statue that appears to be part dog, part dragon—Pacific University students embrace a spirit of diversity, inclusion, service, and fun. Students enjoy the close community that comes from a small residential campus. They explore their interests through more than 60 student interest groups, including student media, academic societies, religious and political organizations, and service clubs, as well as an active Greek system. Pacific University participates in NCAA Division III Northwest Conference athletics, with 24 varsity teams as well as junior varsity, intramural, and club sports. Students make the most of adventures in the Pacific Northwest outdoors, whether at the beach or Mount Hood, both just an hour from campus. More than anything, though, our students value the warm atmosphere and the relationships they build with each other and caring faculty.

Find your future
The student experience at Pacific University is grounded in a rich liberal arts and sciences foundation in any field. Alumni are found all over the world in almost any profession. Students find formal and informal pathways to their careers and graduate programs, especially in the health professions. In addition to its robust undergraduate offerings, Pacific University offers graduate and professional programs in business, education, writing, health care, and optometry fields.




Campuses: Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Eugene, and Woodburn, Oregon

Founded: 1849

Enrollment: 3,676

Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,866

Graduate Enrollment: 1,810

Fields of Study: More than 65 undergraduate areas of study; 19 graduate/professional fields

Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1

Average Class Size: 19

Study Abroad: 26 programs in 11 countries, plus assorted winter term travel courses

Academic Calendar: Fall and spring semesters, with an optional January winter term

Athletics: 24 NCAA Division III teams; JV, intramural, and club sports

Scholarships & Financial Aid: Nearly 99% of undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences receive financial aid. Merit- and need-based awards are given, including the Pacific Pacesetters Scholarship (winter competition).

Tuition & Fees: $39,858 (2015-2016) for most undergraduate programs

Room & Board: $11,448

Alumni: Nearly 25,000

Pacific SAT Code: 4601

Pacific FAFSA Code: 003212

Pacific ACT Code: 3488

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“Best Colleges” by U.S.News & World Report

“America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes

“Best Western College” by The Princeton Review

Oregon Coast | Tillamook State Forest | Banks-Vernonia Trail | Oregon Zoo & Washington Park | Golf Courses | Downtown Portland | State Parks | Skiing | Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking | Camping | Hiking | Biking | Cascade Range Volcanoes | Fernhill & Jackson Bottom Wetlands | Washington County History Museum