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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
University of the Pacific is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
West Coast Conference
Address
3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211

University of the Pacific 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
66%
Application Deadline
August 15
SAT Range
1030-1300
ACT Range
23-30
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$33,794/ 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
    $24,341/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,191/ year
  • $49-75k
    $28,898/ year
  • $76-110k
    $37,650/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,492/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.81 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.86 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.86 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,383Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Studious yet social
    63%
  • Driven
    20%
  • Studious
    13%
  • Arrogant
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.106 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.123 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Expensive
    45%
  • Good
    11%
  • Gateway to oppertunities
    11%
  • Quiet
    9%
  • Mediocre
    6%
  • Eh..... but its still fun
    4%
  • Opportunities
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$69,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.60 responses
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University of the Pacific Reviews

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The University of the Pacific is located in the heart of Stockton, California. Here students are challenged to the max and for those in the sciences, strap on that seat belt because you're in for a ride of the century! Despite the difficulty of the courses, I have never met faculty as kind and helpful as those here at Pacific. When I struggled to grasp the material, I knew that help was easily accessible through the writing center, tutoring center, and office hours.

Although I did not enjoy my experience as much as I had hoped I would, I still believe Pacific is a great school. This school challenges and pushes you to not only master your field of education, but venture out and explore the other departments offered. Pacific molds its students to be well rounded candidates for future jobs and graduate programs.
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Not many people outside of NorCal know about UOP, but it really is a great school. Everyone on campus is so friendly, kind, and always happy to help. Not to mention, the campus is beautiful. As a student, after my first year, I've already built relationships with professors, thanks to the small class sizes and outstanding faculty. I feel like going to school here is really preparing me for my future!
This is a small yet beautiful campus surrounded by nature and is nearby quite a few shopping centers, restaurants, and stores. With such a small campus, the classes have less students which means it is easier to talk to your fellow classmates and professors. Even the lecture halls are petite compared to the University of California lecture halls. Unlike public universities, the professors here are always available to help you during their office and no appointment is needed. For such a small cafeteria, there's a surprising amount of diversity in the food. The food on campus is within reasonable price and quite tasty. As with all universities, public or private, there is a fair share of awful professors as well as incredible professors. And last but not least, the biggest downside is the cost of tuition is so high that unless you have rich parents, you will need to take out multiple loans to pay for the tuition.