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Pacific University Oregon
  • 4 Year
  • Forest Grove, OR

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Pacific University continues to provide rigorous and personally meaningful educational opportunities as campus operates with infection control precautions. Since Fall 2020, undergraduate students have been attending classes in-person or remotely, and many have moved into the residence halls. Our 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+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  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
87%
SAT Range
1060-1260
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$29,432 / 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
$30,058 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 43 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 46 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 47 responses

Majors

Business Major at Pacific University Oregon

Business majors study in a rich, hands-on environment on and off campus. Start your first year in simulated business designs, gain internships through a dedicated placement service center and take courses internationally. Choose from concentrations in accounting, economics, finance, international business, management and marketing to build an impressive resume to make you stand out as you network!

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
  • All
    2%
  • None
    94%
  • Some
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,759 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
105
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
26%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
  • Involved
    46%
  • Focused
    33%
  • Young
    17%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 52 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
  • Small
    41%
  • Friendly
    38%
  • Pacific
    10%
  • Personal
    7%
  • Fast-paced
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
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

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