Pacific University

Forest Grove, OR

Questions and Answers

Rawan A.
4 months 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.
6 months 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.
6 months ago
What steps does Pacific University take to ensure students are set up for success?


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!

Academic details

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

Diversity statistics

50% White
12% Asian
10% Hispanic
8% Multiracial
2% Black
1% Native
1% Pacific Islander
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Common Careers

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

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
Average grant for incoming freshmen
Average Pell Grant
Average Federal Loans

Average Institutional Grant
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$46,402 / year
While we do our best to show up-to-date information, due to COVID-19 and other factors out of our control, it is possible that the data we are showing about test requirements, application deadlines, and more, are inaccurate. Please verify with the college itself via their website to ensure you are aware of all requirements and deadlines.