Tuition & Fees

$44,298

$44,298

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
43%
500-599
42%
400-499
10%
700-800
6%
600-699
35%
500-599
51%
400-499
8%
30-36
11%
24-29
51%
18-23
34%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

-

students

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,185
Declined + 401
Total Received 2,586
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Private (nonprofit)

1,876

undergraduate students

2,017

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Exercise Science
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 4601
ACT 3488

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School Facts

Pacific University was founded in 1849. Programs are offered in the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Health Professions, and the College of Optometry. Its 55-acre campus is located in Forest Grove, 25 miles west of Portland.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,893
Established in 1849
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  AOA (American Optometric Association)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

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Forest Grove, OR

55-acre campus in Forest Grove (population: 24,058), 25 miles from Portland; branch campuses in Eugene, Hillsboro, and Portland. Air, bus, and train serve Portland. School operates shuttle to Hillsboro daily and to Portland for special events. Public transportation serves campus.

Pacific University Oregon
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
58%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
3 fraternities 3% of male students
 
4 sororities 6% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
43%
500-599
42%
400-499
10%
700-800
6%
600-699
35%
500-599
51%
400-499
8%
30-36
11%
24-29
51%
18-23
34%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15 (priority deadline)
August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,185
Declined + 401
Total Received 2,586

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work

Important

Class rank
Essay
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Karen Dunston
Assistant Vice President, Undergraduate Admissions
P: 800 677-6712
F: 503 352-2975
admissions@pacificu.edu

Financial Aid

73%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$31,952

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $43,288
Room $6,912
Board $5,616
Additional fees $1,010
Books & supplies $1,050
Total $57,876
Average Financial Aid - $31,952
Total with Avg. Aid $25,924

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,689,116
State $506,251
Institutional $31,590,948
Other external $1,082,577
Total $35,868,892

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $7,367,495
Other external $146,681
Total $7,514,176

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 503 352-2222
financialaid@pacificu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Leslie Limper
Director of Financial Aid
leslie.limper@pacificu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

Cheerleading, Dance, Handball, Rugby

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading, Dance, Handball, Rugby

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Ken Schumann (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Lauren Brownrigg (women's)
Associate Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, NCIC, Northwest Conference
Mascot
Boxer
School colors
red, black, and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Anthropology
Applied Psychology
Applied Science
Applied Sustainability
Applied Theatre
Applied Vision Science
Art
Art History
Asia/Pacific Studies
Athletic Training
Audiology
Bioinformatics
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chinese
Clinical Psychology
Communication
Communication Design
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Comparative Religion
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Law/Society
Dance
Dental Hygiene
Disability Studies
Economics
Editing/Publishing
Education
Education/Leadership
Education/Learning
Engineering
Engineering Science
English Literature
Environmental Biology
Environmental Chemistry/Toxicology
Environmental Policy
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies/Policy/Culture/Society
Exercise Science
Film Studies
Film/Video
Finance
French
Gender/Sexuality Studies
German
Health Science
Healthcare Administration
History
Integrated Media
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
International Studies
Japanese
Journalism
Marketing
Mathematics
Media Arts
Modern Languages
Music
Music Education
Music Therapy
Music/Performance
Occupational Therapy
Optometry
Outdoor Leadership
Peace/Social Justice Studies
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant Studies
Physics
Politics/Government
Public Health
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Language Pathology
Sustainability
Teaching
Teaching/English Language Learning
Theatre
Vision Science
Visual Function in Learning
Writing
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Exercise Science
  2. Business Administration
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Natural Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy

3,893

total students

43%

in-state

57%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

48%

1,876
students

Female
60%
1,124

Male
40%
752

52%

2,017
students

Female
71%
1,424

Male
29%
593

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

1,818
students

Female
60%
1,087

Male
40%
731

4%

58
students

Female
64%
37

Male
36%
21

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
49%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
12%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

86%

Transfer applicants accepted

41%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.70
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

98%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
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