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  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+
Pacific is a highly rated private university located in Stockton, California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,452 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Pacific acceptance rate is 65%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Biology. Graduating 70% of students, Pacific alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $51,500.
About University of the Pacific...
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
65%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1070-1330
ACT Range
22-30
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$32,715/ 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
    $21,994/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,218/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,755/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,258/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,276/ year
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Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.81 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.87 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,452Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Studious yet social
    62%
  • Driven
    19%
  • Studious
    13%
  • Arrogant
    4%
  • Nerdy
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
76%
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.107 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.124 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Expensive
    46%
  • 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
70%
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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University of the Pacific offers a great range of programs. I am currently in the Speech Language Pathology program which is amazing! The classes are not impacted and you have a great student teacher relationship. They genuinely care about how you do academically and offer around the clock help. The teachers really prepare you for your career, they introduce us to actual things we will be using in our field. An overall rate for the school and my program is exceeding expectations.
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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.
I strongly believe that people have lost the value of other people. We, as a society, rely on technology and social media for absolutely everything. Friendships, money, validation, you name it. It is no longer necessary for people to enjoy one another’s company, rather than enjoy their company over FaceTime or a Snapchat. Social media has completely fractured society’s ability to experience life, love, and the value that both of those things hold. What people lack to understand is that value is not within money or within the small screen that we call a phone. It’s in the experiences and lessons that living life teaches a person. Society has been blinded by the small light that omits from technology and that light glows dark upon the value of living. Of enjoying human encounters and not being worried about how many followers a person has on social media.