Pacific University Oregon
Forest Grove, OR
Forest Grove, OR
Discover your passion
At Pacific University, undergraduates who are interested in the health professions find a rich foundation in the liberal arts and sciences that supports their future endeavors. Students from all over the world come to Pacific University for its personal, nurturing learning environment.
Students learn from faculty members who are dedicated teachers and mentors. They are encouraged to participate in laboratory research and fieldwork alongside their professors. Undergraduates have access to professional-level facilities and equipment, and several courses in the natural sciences work closely with the University’s graduate programs.
The Pacific University College of Health Professions
The Pacific University College of Health Professions offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs, as well as advanced graduate study, in a wide range of health professions, all designed to prepare students for careers in healthcare practice and health-related research.
At Pacific University, we are committed to an interprofessional model of learning. Our students work together across programs to better understand the complexities of the changing healthcare system and to learn to collaborate in the best interest of the individuals and the communities they will serve.
Our hands-on clinical experiences take place in our own practices and at many clinical facilities throughout our region, nationally and internationally. Our faculty members are engaged in collaborative research involving students at every level in efforts to discover better ways of promoting health and wellness in individuals and communities. Our numerous civic engagement opportunities offer our students the chance to care for underserved populations from Portland to Mexico to China while building the skills to provide compassionate care to a diverse base of clients.
Whatever healthcare field you're interested in, we have a program for you in one of our undergraduate schools:
School of Audiology - Our School of Audiology offers an accelerated three-year audiology program leading to a doctor of audiology degree.
School of Healthcare Administration & Leadership - Pacific University's School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership is home to two programs: a fully online bachelor of health science (BSH) and a PhD in education and leadership.
School of Pharmacy - The Pacific University School of Pharmacy offers a three-year doctor of pharmacy program that leads to a PharmD and is fully accredited by ACPE.
School of Dental Hygiene Studies - Pacific University's dental hygiene program offers a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene. Our program combines dental health courses with clinical experience in the Pacific Dental Hygiene Clinic.
School of Occupational Therapy - Established in 1984, Pacific University is the first and only professional occupational therapy school in the state of Oregon. The school offers a doctor of occupational therapy degree for entry-level students.
School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training - The Pacific University School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training offers a three-year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree, as well as a Master's of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) degree.
Find your future
Pacific University alumni are found all over the world in almost any profession. Many graduates go on to advanced study, particularly in the health professions—and often right here in Pacific’s graduate programs.
#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 2022
Best College for Veterans | U.S. News & World Report 2022
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."