Pacific University

2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR

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Questions and Answers about Pacific University

Khoreen J.
2 months ago
How many students typically live in a dorm room, and can a freshman have a room for themselves?
Logan Y.
3 months ago
Are there a lot of recreational activities to participate in within Forest Grove?
Rawan A.
9 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.
11 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.
1 year 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!

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

Pacific University demographics

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

Pacific University financial aid

Grants per year
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Student reviews of Pacific University

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Recommended by

50% of students

Known for

Beautiful campus
Safe campus
Helpful career services
Access to outdoor activities
Accessible and helpful professors
Alexis Scholl
Travel And Tourism
Flute + 19 others



I like how pretty the campus is, how good all of the professors are, the wide variety of classes and majors, how everyone is welcome here, and the welcoming feeling of the campus.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It is an expensive school and I will be in debt for a long time.

Rowan Rankin
Painting and Studio Art
Golf + 5 others



I liked the educational opportunities that I was given by Pacific University. I was able to conduct research as a sophomore and present at a large conference in Portland.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Pacific does not have the social aspect of a large university, nor does it have large sports events. The president seems to only care for her salary and does not interact with students much at all. If you are not liberal, you will not fit in at this campus. They do not make an effort to make other political affiliations feel welcomed on campus. You can get a comparable education at a community college or state school for much cheaper.

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