Pacific University

674 reviews
  1. Forest Grove, OR
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B
Pacific University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Northwest Conference
Address
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Range
980-1200
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$27,196/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,396/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,459/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,014/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,307/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,192/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,797Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
28%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Focused
    38%
  • Young
    38%
  • Involved
    13%
  • Outgoing
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
42%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.36 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    56%
  • Small
    33%
  • Pacific
    11%

After Pacific University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.11 responses

Reviews

674 reviews
  • Excellent
    77
  • Very Good
    256
  • Average
    285
  • Poor
    46
  • Terrible
    10
My school, Pacific University, is very diverse in culture but is an overall friendly environment where everyone feels safe. Pacific offers many programs, and the professors make sure that you understand the topic, and really make time for you if you have any questions. The unique and friendly environment is the biggest reason on why this small and diverse school is the best.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
Pacific is unique in its connections for Student Teaching, and for job searches post graduation.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago
There is that typical small school atmosphere, everyone knows everyone and everyone is involved in at least 4 different clubs or activities. Everyone is friendly and all your professors know you by name by the end of the first week of classes. Class sizes are also small ranging from 10 to 30 max and it's really easy to get help from professors outside of class.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago