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Pacific University, a nonprofit private institution, offers a variety of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Forest Grove, OR, it offers a suburban setting for students to study in. Approximately 3,400 students are enrolled annually at Pacific.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- Health And Clinical Professions
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, transcripts, and test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions officials. Either the ACT or SAT exam must be taken in order to be able to apply to Pacific. Scores within the range of 21 - 26 on the ACT or 1000 - 1210 on the SAT are required to greatly increase your chances for acceptance. Pacific University admits roughly 80% of students applying yearly. Of those students accepted, around 20% of students attended the school. More information on admissions can be found here.
The cost of tuition is approximately $37,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and as such students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to identify their personalized cost estimate of attendance. The price of on-campus housing is approximately $5,100 per year. Students enrolled at Pacific University may be eligible for aid which is generally scholarships, grants, and loans.
The Pacific "Boxers" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Football (NCAA Division III)
Students who would like to learn more about Pacific can take a look at their website at http://www.pacificu.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the candidates Pacific University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to have a better understanding of your chances of getting into Pacific University.
Admission Requirements & Recommendations
- High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
- High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
- Letters of Recommendation are Recommended
- SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
- TOEFL for ESL Students are Required
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2013
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||0 - 0|
|ACT ® Math||0 - 0|
|ACT ® Composite Score||21 - 27|
Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into Pacific
The table below lists the chances of getting accepted into Pacific University.
|Granted Admissions||2,291 (86%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||421 (18%)|
Total enrollment at Pacific University is around 3,600 students, with undergraduate students making up about 51% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $38,000-$45,000 per year
- Part time students pay in the range of $1,600 to $1,900 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||98%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||96%||$17,783|
|Receiving Student Loans||79%||$5,992|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 2.3%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Pacific University may provide student services like:
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Helping students find work after graduation
Pacific has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 62%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||52%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||8%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||1%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
Campus: Pacific University - Hillsboro Health Science Campus
- Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program
- * Accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (since 2012)
Campus: Pacific University
- Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program
- Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
- Music Program (more info)
- Optometry (O.D.) Program (more info)
- Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program (more info)
- Speech-Language Pathology Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
Pacific University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Northwest Conference)
- Basketball (Northwest Conference)
- Football (Northwest Conference)
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Pacific University.
- Western Oregon University in Monmouth, OR (47 miles away)
- The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA (106 miles away)
- Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR (231 miles away)
- Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, OR (239 miles away)
- Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA (296 miles away)
See a list of all the colleges and universities by clicking on one of the links below:
- Visit the main Oregon colleges & universities profile page
- Browse our list of private colleges in Oregon
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2008-2013. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Pacific University for official up-to-date information.