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.
Pacific University Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Student Loan Options from Lenders
- Rates starting at 4.06% APR + 1% Cash Back
- No application, origination or disbursement fees
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.49 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.61 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
Pacific University Reviews
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.
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.