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Pacific University Oregon
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  • 4 Year
  • FOREST GROVE, OR

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Pacific University continues to provide rigorous and personally meaningful educational opportunities as campus operates with infection control precautions. The Pacific University campus is open for tours and we require students to request a visit through our website. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

2043 COLLEGE WAY
FOREST GROVE, OR 97116
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northwest Conference
From Pacific University Oregon

Pacific University is a diverse learning community offering a unique combination of nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the arts and sciences, education, business, optometry and the health professions.

Pacific’s focus on teaching and learning in a close nurturing environment leads to genuine transformation in students’ lives.

About one in four of our students — from freshmen to future doctors — are the first in their families to attend college. Each experience greater socioeconomic growth as a result of their educations, compared with peers at other colleges in the PNW.

Our students mix their rigorous academic experiences with meaningful research, community engagement and life experiences, helping them become successful and active citizens and leaders.

We put a premium on small classes and personal attention. We want our students to call Pacific “home” and with so many programs waiting for you - we cannot wait for you to join our Boxer Family!

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Pacific University Oregon Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
89%
SAT Range
1050-1230
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$32,006 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$30,151 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
5:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 43 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 48 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 49 responses

Majors

Find your healthcare career at Pacific U!

The Advantage Scholar Program, unique to Pacific, provides specialized programming for students pursuing the health professions! Program benefits are hands-on learning and exposure to various healthcare careers, graduate school applications assistance and a guaranteed interview to Graduate Pacific U programs, including: Physician Assistant Physical Therapy Pharmacy Optometry, and more!

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    78%
  • On Campus
    17%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,687 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
71
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
  • Involved
    42%
  • Focused
    31%
  • Young
    15%
  • Bored
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 54 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 66 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
  • Small
    42%
  • Friendly
    35%
  • Pacific
    10%
  • Personal
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 28 responses

Pacific University Oregon Reviews

Rating 3.62 out of 5  802 reviews
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