COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:
Although the pandemic changed the way we learn and connect, it hasn’t changed how University of the Pacific supports students. We regularly host virtual events to give you a taste of life at Pacific and to answer questions. Pacific also is now test-optional. You can provide a test score if you are proud of that score, but you do not need to share a test score to have your application be complete. Learn More
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University of the Pacific’s student-centered approach means you’ll benefit from personalized learning, with small class sizes and professors devoted to your success.
Our campus is small, but our diverse selection of programs, with 80+ majors in 11 schools, rivals that of most major universities, integrating liberal arts and professional education and preparing students for achievement and leadership in their careers and communities.
The connections you make at Pacific, from the network of professors to classmates to working professionals, will open doors a transformative experience in which you will learn to lead in your field, gain the confidence to know you’ll succeed and impact the community around you.
We seek to develop and strengthen self-confidence, initiative, analytical and problem-solving abilities, and an enthusiasm for learning. Our co-op and internship programs, strong alumni network and array of co-curricular activities prepare students for life after college and beyond.
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.
- 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.93 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.93 responses
Liberal Arts and Humanities74 Graduates
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching72 Graduates
Elementary Education34 Graduates
Computer Science33 Graduates
Communication Disorders28 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering27 Graduates
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.113 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.130 responses
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.60 responses
University of the Pacific Reviews
UOP teaches you life skills you will use in life everyday, no matter what your major.
It’s also a great school to move on to any graduate school. Every graduate school knows UOP puts out quality. But my favorite part is the professors, they will sit with you and help you figure out what you need in order to grow academically. It might have a higher acceptance rate, but it’s because they don’t play the statistics game larger universities thrive on. They just want quality students that want to learn and earn a quality education.