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Pacific University

  • Forest Grove, OR
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 57%43%
    student ratio
  • 1,716
    total students
  • $36,184 | $36,184
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • August 15
    fall application deadline
  • 84%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
  • Not
    Reported

    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • Not
    Reported

    act composite

Overview

Pacific University Offers Outstanding Liberal Arts Programs and Professional Opportunities

Pacific University is a private, fully accredited university with more than 60 undergraduate fields of study and 16 graduate and professional programs. It draws more than 3,500 students from all over the United States and abroad to its campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore,

Students come from around the United States and abroad for a wide variety of programs, but they share a common Pacific University experience: small classes, a nurturing environment, and personal attention. Students learn from the university's full-time faculty members, who are devoted to teaching and to forming close mentoring relationships with their students. In fact, recent graduates at the undergraduate and graduate level say that access to the high-quality faculty is a hallmark of the university.

Pacific University is known for its excellent liberal arts foundation, as well as the superior preparation its students receive to go on to careers and advanced study. In particular, the university is heralded for its graduate programs in health professions, as well as its undergraduate preparation for healthcare fields and medical school.

Pacific emphasizes the education benefits of research projects, internships, study abroad experiences, and service learning. As the first chartered university west of the Mississippi, Pacific University has a long history of excellence. Curriculum at every level emphasizes real-world experience, service learning, and preparation to contribute to a global community.

Pacific University's Prime Location: Close to the City and the Great Outdoors

Pacific University was founded in Forest Grove, Ore., and that's where most undergraduate students live and attend classes. The historic college town, population 22,000, is on the west side of the Portland Metro Area, about 25 miles from downtown Portland and just an hour from the beach or from Mt. Hood.

Students living on campus reside in one of six residence halls, one of which is an on-campus apartment complex. A brand new residence hall is opening In Fall 2014. The residential nature of the campus creates a vibrant living environment, where students develop close, lifelong friendships.

There are more than 60 student interest groups on campus, including student media, academic societies, religious and political organizations, and service clubs. One of the largest student organizations, Na Haumana O Hawaii, unites Pacific's significant population of students from Hawaii and puts on an authentic luau each year. Pacific University also has an active Greek system.

Pacific is a member of the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference and offers 24 varsity teams for men and women. The newest, women's rowing, launches in Spring 2014. Students also can take part in several intramural sports teams. The campus athletic center houses a gymnasium, fitness center, indoor field house featuring FieldTurf, handball/racquetball courts, wrestling room, and sports medicine training facility. The Lincoln Park Athletic Complex features a 1,100-seat stadium with a nine-lane, 400-meter track, a FieldTurf soccer and lacrosse field, a Bond baseball field, a varsity softball field, and other park amenities.

The Pacific Outback also provides outdoor recreation opportunities for students, including training, equipment, and organized trips for snowboarding and skiing, rock climbing, camping, kayaking and much more.

In addition to its Forest Grove Campus, Pacific University operates campuses in Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn. Hillsboro is home to many health professions programs, as well as graduate programs in the College of Business. The Eugene Campus offers undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs, as well as a master of social work program opening in 2014. Woodburn, Pacific's newest campus, offers undergraduate and graduate education programs in cooperation with local schools in that diverse and fast-growing community.

The university also has offices in Portland and in Honolulu, Hawaii, as well as a variety of health clinics throughout the greater Portland area.


Location & Contact

Pacific University

2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116-1797
USA

Ms.Karen Dunston

Executive Director

Phone: 503-352-2218
Fax: 503-352-2975
Email: admissions@pacificu.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Broadcast Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radio and Television
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Telecommunications Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chinese
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Japanese
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Modern Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Athletic Training
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

84% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied2,618
    • Accepted2,214
    • Acceptance Rate84%
    • Enrolled1,716
    • Female Applicants1,335
    • Females Accepted1,161
    • Female Acceptance Rate86%
    • Male Applicants1,283
    • Males Accepted1,053
    • Male Acceptance Rate82%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 3
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.59
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen August 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer August 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 490 600
    • SAT Math 500 610
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 21 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$36,184
    • Out-of-state tuition *$36,184
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$840.00
    • Room and board *$10,792.00
    • Room only *$5,518.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,716
    • Male Student Percentage43%
    • Female Student Percentage57%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino8.86%
    • Black or African American1.34%
    • White or Caucasian56.53%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.93%
    • Asian13.23%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander1.75%
    • Two or more races9.32%
    • Unknown6.24%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students49% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing Not Reported
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Not Reported
    • Drama / theater group Not Reported
    • Student-run radio station Not Reported
    • Student-run television station Not Reported
    • Marching band Not Reported
    • Choral groups Not Reported
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Not Reported
    • Health clinic Not Reported
    • Personal / psychological counseling Not Reported
    • Women's center Not Reported
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Not Reported
    • Greek sororities Not Reported
    • Local fraternities Not Reported
    • Local sororities Not Reported
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Not Reported
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Racquetball No No No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Wrestling No Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Soccer No Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Wrestling No Division X No


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