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 is an exceptional destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
Student Profile: 3,483 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 2017–2018 Costs
Tuition and Fees$46,446
Room and Board$12,802
Approximately 84% of Pacific students receive financial aid, averaging more than $26,000. All incoming students are also automatically considered for a number of academic scholarships ranging from $12,000–$20,000.
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 live on campus.
• 44% of all students live 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.