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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

  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+
3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
West Coast Conference
From University of the Pacific

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.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
63%
SAT Range
1120-1350
ACT Range
22-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$29,819/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$31,457/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

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
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.93 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.93 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,584Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
117
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Studious yet social
    63%
  • Driven
    18%
  • Studious
    14%
  • Arrogant
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
71%
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.113 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.130 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Expensive
    45%
  • Good
    12%
  • Gateway to oppertunities
    12%
  • Quiet
    8%
  • Mediocre
    5%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Eh..... but its still fun
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $71,700/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    73%
    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

    University of the Pacific Reviews

    1,228 reviews
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    A close-knit environment that allowed for constant collaboration between peers, professors, and faculty advisors. I am proud to call the University of the Pacific my home. I have developed more academically in the past two years at Pacific than my junior college and high school years combined. Pacific strives for excellence in all of its students and recognizes their abilities individually. While maintaining a positive experience on campus, the University of the Pacific additionally focuses time and energy into giving back to the Stockton Community. Plenty of volunteer opportunities provided alongside rich experiences that shape the way we view the world around us. Once a tiger, always a tiger.
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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.
    The best school for your money. The community is a close family. I still have the same best friends from UOP today and I graduated in ‘98.
    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.