Pacific University

2043 College Way, Forest Grove, United States
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Overview of Pacific University

About this school

Pacific University, founded in 1849, is a church-affiliated university. Programs are offered in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences. Its 55-acre campus is located in Forest Grove, 25 miles west of Portland.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,924
    • Men:778 (40.4%)
    • Women:1,146 (59.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Pacific University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
1
Academic Electives
-
4

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
Not reported
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2043 College Way
City, State, Zip
Forest Grove, OR  97116-1797
Phone
(503) 352-2218
Fax
(503) 352-3191
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 1, January 15
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
79% of 3,004 applicants were admitted
Women
81% of 1,672 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 1,332 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
559 (24%) of 2,374 admitted students enrolled
Women
311 (23%) of 1,350 admitted students enrolled
Men
248 (24%) of 1,024 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.63
375 And Above
48%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
7%
• Score 24 - 29
46%
• Score 18 - 23
42%
• Score 12 - 17
5%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $41,054 (73.83016221271086%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,822 (21.260295651548393%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,050 (1.8882854368233644%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,680 (3.021256698917383%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Pacific University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003212
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
411 (97.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
349 (84.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
349 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
61 (17.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$34,829
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 240 (68.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,802
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 274 (78.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,425
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 330 (94.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
72 (17.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,238

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,545 (88.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,408 (91.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,408 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
185 (13.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$31,952
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 999 (71.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,672
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,143 (81.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,573
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,294 (91.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
311 (17.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,877

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$36,001
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Memberships, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Relatives of Clergy, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not reported

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not reported

Computer


Not reported

Foreign Language


Not reported

Math/Science


Not reported

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


Not reported

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 37% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 42% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Sophomore Standing


Not reported

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not reported

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Pacific University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


77.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


64.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


70%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


71.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (50)


  • Accounting
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Modern Languages
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Radio and Television
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Telecommunications Technology/Technician

Most Popular Disciplines


Not reported

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


None

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Psychology, Education

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Athletic Training, Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Science, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (22)


  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Middle School Education
  • Optometry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Psychology--General
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Vision Sciences
  • Writing

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


21,961

Nearest Metropolitan Area


60 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Portland

Weather


Temperature
33.7 average low in January, 74.6 average high in September
Rain
152 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
25 mile(s) from campus in Portland
Nearest Bus Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Portland
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Portland

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


59% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


41%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not reported

Personal Counseling


Not offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Boxer
School Colors
Red, black, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cheerleading, crew, football, racquetball, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Pacific University offers not Reported

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,881

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,924
Women
1,146
Men
778

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 12.4% Asian
  • 1.7% Black/African-American
  • 12.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 12.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 2.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 53.2% White
  • 4.2% Unknown

International Students


1.6%

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


1,886

Student Resources

Study resources