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NCAA Division III (with football)
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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.41 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management48 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science43 Graduates
Dental Hygiene32 Graduates
Public Health27 Graduates
Foundations of Education13 Graduates
Political Science and Government13 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.47 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.59 responses
After Pacific University
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
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I love Pacific. I came here as a first gen having no idea what to do or what I was getting myself into. From the moment I got to campus, I haven't regretted my decision. The passion of the students and faculty really connected me to the campus culture, and opened my eyes to social, political, and civic engagement arenas that I hadn't been aware of before. The professors really care about getting to know their students, and I feel close to all of the professors I have chosen to engage with. While some things aren't perfect (Aramark and Forest Grove as a whole come to mind) I wouldn't trade my experience at Pacific for anything.
I only give this specific rating versus "it's the worse", due to the school spirit of the students and staff of this school. Some of the school teams are not the best, but people of the Pacific community are very supportive of the varsity teams, which bumps up the athletics ratings for Pacific. However the athletic facilities of this university is astonishing. Half of the equipment in the exercise room is broken and a quarter of the "functioning" machines would be considered a safety hazard in a standard gym. It is really terrifying since many students do not have an idea on what they are doing when it comes to lifting weights. I knew five different cases of people receiving ring worm from the gym's carpet since many people stretch and do core exercises on it. There have been cases of pink eye. What blows many people's minds is the fact that the student population keeps growing and no new investments are put into the student athletic facility to accommodate to the increasing rate of the student population. For how much prestige this university has on its health professions programs, it would make sense for the school to put some money to refurbish the facility.
As someone who is very involved in Greek Life, I could obviously go on and on about the benefits of it.There is no university Greek housing, but we do have a Greek Lounge, which is located in the campus apartment complex. I feel like being such a small system, many non-Greeks do feel indifferent, but there are also negative things that go around on social media. Bringing in a national fraternity has brought some challenges as well, but the Greek community is working hard this year to bring positive changes so that Greek Life at Pacific can be looked at in a positive light. We are transitioning into a value-based system that holds all chapters accountable for their actions. I look forward to coming back to Pacific to see how Greek Life is going to grow and become a system that everyone recognizes as a positive entity on campus.