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. Transfer students benefit from personal academic advising, their own orientation days, and a club specifically for transfer and nontraditional students. More than 60 student interest groups include 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 caring atmosphere and the relationships they build with each other and with caring faculty.
Find your future
The student experience at Pacific University is grounded in a rich liberal arts and sciences foundation that prepares students to be leaders 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 provides graduate and professional programs in business, education, writing, health care, and optometry fields.
Campuses: Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Eugene, and Woodburn, Oregon
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), most undergraduate programs
Room & board: $11,448
Alumni: Nearly 25,000
AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Pacific SAT Code: 4601
Pacific FAFSA Code: 003212
Pacific ACT Code: 3488
Tour: Please call two weeks in advance to schedule your personalized visit.
“Best Colleges” by U.S.News & World Report
“America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes magazine
“Best Western College” by The Princeton Review
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