AT A GLANCE
PACIFIC AT A GLANCE
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 students.
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).
• 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.
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. With a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, small class sizes and personal attention are two benefits Pacific students enjoy most.
As a student, you will engage with the faculty in active learning experiences, including research projects, cross-disciplinary collaborations, field trips, and more. Working alongside exceptional scholars and scientists, both in and out of the classroom, will inspire you to pursue your passions and discover your purpose.
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.
At Pacific, you will become immersed in your academic work and engaged in a broad range of hands-on learning opportunities. With internships, co-ops, study abroad, research, and volunteer programs, you have many avenues to gain valuable experience. In fact, Pacific offers a number of experiential learning opportunities where you can pursue your passion.
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 180 student clubs and organizations, 17 NCAA Division I athletic teams, intramural and club sports, world-renowned performers and speakers, and numerous events throughout the year. If Greek life is your style, you can be part of one of the social or professional fraternities or sororities on campus, all with a strong focus on community service.
When you’d like to venture off campus, the city of Stockton offers a rich cultural history, museums, entertainment venues, professional sports teams, and an abundance of delicious restaurants. You can also take advantage of Stockton’s Northern California location by signing up for Pacific’s student trips, “Tiger Escapes,” and 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
Pacific’s focus on academic support and career preparation helps Pacific’s graduates be successful before and after graduation. Over 90% of the Class of 2018 who kept in touch with us reported they were successfully placed six months after graduation. And Pacific was ranked third highest in alumni salaries among similar-sized California universities (US Department of Education College Scorecard, 2019).