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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Pacific University is an above-average private university located in Forest Grove, Oregon in the Portland Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,857 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Pacific University acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Business, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Biology. Graduating 58% of students, Pacific University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.
About Pacific University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northwest Conference
Address
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116
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Pacific University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
Application Deadline
August 15
SAT Range
1010-1230
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$30,130/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,088/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,950/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,639/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,109/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,823/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,857Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
29%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Involved
    45%
  • Focused
    32%
  • Young
    18%
  • Outgoing
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
49%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.49 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Friendly
    42%
  • Small
    38%
  • Pacific
    12%
  • Personal
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
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Very clean, beautiful school with a great reputation! The school offers many health field degrees and most which you must learn a second language for. The faculty are great and very easy to get in touch with when you have a question. When you are accepted they even give you a checklist of things to do before the program starts.
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Pacific University is a phenomenal school . The professors are all experts at their classes and are always available to help students both in their studies and in life. They REALLY care. There's plenty of job opportunities and their career development program is an excellent resource for both current students and Alumni. The school is located in the cutest small town. Their outdoor program was my favorite part of my experience there. The cost of the school is a bit high however, there are many opportunities for financial support.
I have loved my time at Pacific University. I was able to succeed in academics and athletics. I have been very busy, but the professors are amazing in the way they work with their students and get to know them. If I could change anything it would be school spirit. We need more students participating in events! Other than that I love it and would highly recommend.