Pacific University Oregon
Forest Grove, OR
Forest Grove, OR
Discover your future
When you study at Pacific University in Oregon, you get world-class learning opportunities in a personal, nurturing environment. Small classes and close faculty-student relationships create an inherently personal education. A rigorous core curriculum provides a foundation and prepares students for life-long success. And study abroad, Global Scholars and Pacific Pathways offer rich options for developing specialized knowledge, skills, and experiences.
Four-Year Graduation Guarantee
At Pacific University, we expect you to graduate in four years. In fact, we guarantee you can. Nationally, fewer than 50% of college students graduate in four years. Those who do save thousands of dollars in tuition, fees and other costs and are ready to enter the working world sooner. One reason that students sometimes take longer to graduate at some institutions is that they cannot always get into the classes they need.
Our promise: For entering freshman pursuing a four-year bachelor degree in a Forest Grove campus program, we guarantee that Pacific will provide all the courses you will need to graduate within four years. If you will not graduate on time because we failed to offer a required course, Pacific will authorize a substitute, waive the requirement, or cover the tuition costs for you to take the required course(s) at Pacific the next semester that it is offered.
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. More than 60 student interest groups offer activities related to 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 varsity, 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.
Find your future
A Pacific University education is grounded in a liberal arts and sciences foundation that prepares students for the path ahead. In addition to its robust undergraduate offerings, Pacific University is home to graduate and professional programs in Business, Education, Healthcare, Optometry, Social Work, and Writing. Many Pacific students go on to graduate school at Pacific or around the world. Pacific alumni live and work around the globe as leaders in almost every profession.
#1 Private Research Institute in the Pacific Northwest | National Science Foundation
Best in the West | Princeton Review
Best Value School in Oregon | U.S. News & World Report 2024
Best College for Veterans | U.S. News & World Report 2024
One of America's Top Colleges | Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education
Campuses: Hillsboro, Forest Grove, Eugene, and Woodburn, Oregon
Enrollment: 3,850 students
First-generation college students: 1 in 4
Student-faculty ratio: 10:1
Average class size: 19 students
Athletics: NCAA Division III varsity, JV, intramural, and club sports
Athletes: 31% of Forest Grove undergrads play sports
Scholarships & financial aid: Nearly 99% of undergraduates receiving financial aid, including merit- and need-based awards
Alumni: More than 28,000
"The small campus, the close knit staff, and student cohort were exactly what I needed."