Pacific University

2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR

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Pacific University is a diverse learning community offering a unique combination of nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the arts and sciences, education, business, optometry and the health professions. Pacific’s focus on teaching and learning in a close nurturing environment leads to genuine transformation in students’ lives. About one in four of our students — from freshmen to future doctors — are the first in their families to attend college. Each experiences greater socioeconomic growth as a result of their education, compared with peers at other colleges in the PNW. Our students mix their rigorous academic experiences with meaningful research, community engagement and life experiences, helping them become successful and active citizens and leaders. We put a premium on small classes and personal attention. We want our students to call Pacific “home” and with so many programs waiting for you - we cannot wait for you to join our Boxer Family!

Questions and Answers about Pacific University

Khoreen J.
1 year ago
How many students typically live in a dorm room, and can a freshman have a room for themselves?
Logan Y.
1 year ago
Are there a lot of recreational activities to participate in within Forest Grove?
Rawan A.
1 year ago
Are there any goals Pacific University would like to achieve as a community and as a whole in this upcoming school year?
Isabella T.
1 year ago
Where can I find information about the different scholarships that Pacific University offers?
Pacific University
Hello Isabella, Pacific Awards a generous financial aid package to all our admitted students, you can find more details here:
Hannah D.
1 year ago
What steps does Pacific University take to ensure students are set up for success?

Majors offered at Pacific University

Biggest majors
Biology, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness

Academics at Pacific University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Least Selective (85% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution
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Common careers for Pacific University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Physician Assistant (PA)107k
Clinical Psychologist84k
Clinical Director82k
Physical Therapist (PT)75k
Associate Director, Non-Profit Organization55k
Based on 1,617 student responses
48.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
93.3kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
64%in High-Meaning careers
8%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Pacific University

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