University of the Pacific is ...
NCAA Division I (without football)
West Coast Conference
University of the Pacific Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.81 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.85 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management129 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities70 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies53 Graduates
Computer Science39 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering35 Graduates
Civil Engineering32 Graduates
Communication Disorders32 Graduates
Elementary Education27 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.105 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.122 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.60 responses
University of the Pacific Reviews
I love Pacific! I'm from SoCal so I love the weather. It's really hot around August/September because it's the end of summer, but it cools down for the rest of the year. I'm an engineering major and the classes are challenging enough that you can do well, but at the same time they really make you think. Most professors are very helpful; however, I've heard that there are some bad ones. Dorming is great everywhere except the quads (I heard it's really quiet so unless you like that you might wanna live somewhere else.) The food in the UC gets old fast because they offer the same things every week so you might go off campus on the weekends a lot to eat. The diversity of people on campus is why I chose Pacific. Yeah there's about 30% asians, but it is way different from my mostly white high school. People that I have met and interacted with are very friendly and willing to help out new freshmen. I've heard that some people act high-schoolish and that is true, but that's a small amount of people compared to the 3000 that are on campus. Sororities are cliquey and exclusive, but you can still be friends with individual girls. My RA was in one and she said that it's not the sisterly lifestyle that they say it will be because there's a head bitch in every house even tridelta... I would stay away from social greek life.
The most popular dorm hall for freshman is South West (they have sinks in the dorms) with Grace coming in second. The other options include the Quad buildings. If you're looking for the social scene and "crazy dorm life" choose South West: residential advisors hardly ever enforce the rules, people play soccer in the halls at 3 AM, and it's just great for social people. Want a more quiet place? Choose the quads, but beware of their location! They're pretty far away from the main campus (cafeteria, library, and market place)! South West and Grace are the best for closeness to food and/or the library! If you play a sport you'll probably be placed in the dorm hall closest to the "home" of your sport (basketball=arena so south west, soccer=soccer field so the quad buildings, etc.) If you need repair for your dorm GOOD LUCK getting the resident office to send you a repair man! I have a leaky faucet in my dorm and the residency office was contacted TWICE but still no one has come to repair it! Housing is pricey as hell which is pretty much why everyone is looking towards moving off campus ASAP!
This school is great if you're looking for a quiet, secluded, and small college. It also helps if you're majoring in Pharm or the other science fields! This school is also great if you're a male water-polo player considering that this is the #2 college in the country! If you don't identify under any of these categories: this school is NOT for you. The high tuition you'll pay for attending this school will mainly go to either sports team, both good (water polo) and bad (all the other teams), or maintaining the appearance of the campus- I'm talking lawn mowers and leaf blowers running at all hours of the day. You'd think that for such a high price, the college would reserve money for maintaining the dorms or keeping internet connection up but no. This school is misleading and if I had the chance to recommit in my senior year of high school I would choose a different college in a heart beat!