Pacific University

689 reviews
  1. Forest Grove, OR
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
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
A-
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.43 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 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 20 responses
Report
  • Involved
    50%
  • Focused
    30%
  • Young
    15%
  • Outgoing
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
47%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.47 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    46%
  • Small
    38%
  • Pacific
    13%
  • Personal
    4%

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%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses

Reviews

689 reviews
  • Excellent
    79
  • Very Good
    265
  • Average
    289
  • Poor
    46
  • Terrible
    10
Rain, Rain, Sun, Rain, Snow, Rain, Sun. It rains alot here, and sometimes we will get lucky and get snow. But our classes just about never get cancelled. Once classes have started we get a few weeks of nice weather and then around Halloween it starts to rain some. Eventually we hope there will be snow, because it's just fun. Fall is absolutely gorgeous! All the leaves change colors and you can definitely see that it's fall. Another one of my favorites is spring, we have a courtyard that fills with cherry blossoms and very colorful flowers.
  • College Sophomore
  • Sep 9 2011
Athletic Center is great. Also have Aquatic Center and tennis courts. Library is awesome. The campus is beautiful and traditions/activities are lively and fun. I especially like how Pacific incorporates the heritage of its large Hawaiian population with a Luau in the Spring. The University Center (UC) is a great place to hang out, there are always people around!
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 17 2013
For being a school in Oregon, I feel as if Pacific does a decent job at trying to be diverse. 25% of our population is from Hawaii, which brings about a unique culture. We have the largest Lua'u on the mainland! Pacific also has a very good relationship with international programs, with a bunch of students coming from all over the world. We have a large number of Japanese and Saudi Arabian students who are enrolled in the University's English Language program, as well as general bachelor degree programs.
  • College Sophomore
  • Nov 29 2012