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Founded in 1851, University of the Pacific holds the distinction of being the first chartered university in California. It is a four-year, independent co-ed university.

Location: Stockton, California, 80 miles east of San Francisco; situated along the San Joaquin Delta waterway, which connects to the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, it’s an exceptional destination for outdoor enthusiasts. 

Student Profile: 3,524 undergraduates (47% male, 53% female)

Faculty Profile: 441 full-time faculty; 404 part-time faculty; 91% of faculty hold a terminal or doctoral degree; the student-faculty ratio is 12:1, and the average class size is 19.

Estimated 2018–2019 costs
Tuition and fees$48,264
Room and board$13,082
Approximately 90% of Pacific students
receive financial aid, averaging more than $28,000. All incoming students are also automatically considered for a number of academic scholarships ranging from $10,000–$40,000.

Four-Year Graduation Guarantee: Pacific guarantees you’ll never pay tuition for more than four years (if you meet certain requirements).

Residence Life:
Fall 2016
76% of first-year students living on campus
• 44% of all students living on campus

Things That Make the First-Year Experience at Pacific Stand Out:
In Pacific Seminar I, a unique component of the general education program, students explore the important question, “What is a good society?” They also look at the ethics of family, work, and citizenship. In Pacific Seminar II (PACS II), they delve into the question further through topical seminars that examine specific problems or themes of society.

Stay Connected:
Blog: peopleofpacific.com

University of the Pacific’s outstanding faculty members are there for students every step of the way. With a student-faculty ratio of 12:1, small class sizes and personal attention are two enormous benefits of a Pacific education. In addition to their excellent scholarship and teaching, Pacific’s dedicated faculty members work closely with students, shaping their academic experience and helping them achieve their goals. Your professors here will not only know your name—they’ll know you.

Our professors are recognized for their innovative research and creative endeavors, in which Pacific students are encouraged to participate. As a student, you will engage with the faculty in active learning experiences, including field trips, research projects, cross-disciplinary collaborations, and more. Working alongside exceptional scholars and scientists, both in and out of the classroom, will inspire you to discover and pursue your passions.

Personalize your education
With more than 80 programs of study, including many interdisciplinary choices, you can find the program that’s just right for you. Unique accelerated and pre-professional programs in areas such as Business, Education, Engineering, Dentistry, Law, Pharmacy, Speech-Language Pathology, and Physical Therapy offer the opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s degree and an advanced degree in a shorter time frame.

Become engaged
At Pacific, you will become immersed in your academic work and engaged in a broad range of experiential learning opportunities. With internships, co-ops, study abroad, research, and volunteer programs, you have many avenues to gain valuable hands-on experience. In fact, Pacific guarantees experiential learning opportunities in every program. You can also conduct groundbreaking research alongside your professor, even as an undergraduate.

Be active and involved in your home away from home
University of the Pacific is considered one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. The 175-acre campus has caught the attention of Hollywood filmmakers, having been used as a set for numerous films. The vibrant campus life provides a wealth of activities, including more than 150 student clubs and organizations, 18 NCAA Division I athletic teams, intramural and club sports, world-renowned performers and speakers, and other events throughout the year. If Greek life is your style, you can be a part of one of the social or professional Greek organizations on campus, all with a strong focus on community service.

When you’d like to venture off campus, the town of Stockton offers a rich cultural history, an abundance of delicious restaurants, museums, entertainment venues, and professional sports teams. You can also take advantage of Stockton’s central California location by signing up for Pacific’s student trips, Tiger Escapes. Enjoy nearby destinations: hike in Yosemite, explore San Francisco or Sacramento, check out Lake Tahoe, or spend time on the beach.

Chart the path to success
Due in part to Pacific’s focus on experiential learning, graduates are better prepared for careers and life after college. The Career Resource Center offers services and programs that assist you with planning your future, including an online job database that is exclusive to Pacific students (Tiger Jobs). Students have remarkable opportunities, such as investing real money on Wall Street through the Pacific Investment Fund. Also, our distinguished alumni prove that University of the Pacific is an investment that pays off. Pacific was ranked third in highest alumni salaries from a California university (The White House College Scorecard 2017).