University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific


University of the Pacific is a nationally-ranked university providing students with personalized learning that prepares them to live and lead with purpose. Our three campuses serve the northern California region and our students join Pacific from 20+ states and 30 countries. Pacific’s 80 programs of study and small class sizes (average of 18 students) provide students with opportunities for meaningful classroom experiences as they pursue their interests. In 2016, Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, and White House College Scorecard rankings all placed Pacific among the top 10 private California universities.

Programs Supporting First-Generation College Students

Pre-College Prep & Outreach Beyond Our Gates

Through the Beyond Our Gates initiative, University of the Pacific is working collaboratively to improve the social and economic health of our region. Embracing the Collective Impact model, the University is working alongside local individuals and organizations to prepare more of our young people for a successful future. • The Tomorrow Project: To lift college-attendance rates in the Valley, we have joined a number of community partners to offer specialized academies that deliver the skills, resources and sustained support elementary and high school students need to prepare for higher education. • The Beyond Our Gates Community Council: To help guide Pacific’s ongoing community-engagement priorities, President Eibeck convened the Beyond Our Gates Community Council, an advisory body made up of local leaders from fields spanning business, education, nonprofit, media, government and faith. Learn more about Beyond Our Gates

Pre-College Prep & Outreach Latino Community Outreach

The Latino Community Outreach Office (LCO) represents the University during college nights, career fairs, school visits, and other informational programs. The Office is the bridge and the hub for the local community and Latino/a-based community organizations. Raymond lodge is a home away from home for Latino/a, Chicano/a, Hispanic students and on-campus student clubs. Learn more about Latino Community Outreach

Student Life & Support Students Emerging as Pacificans (STEPs)

STEPs assists incoming African-American students through their transition to college life. Pacific faculty, staff, current students, and alumni work directly with STEPs participants, introducing them to University and community resources to enhance their academic and personal success. STEPs begins with a 2-day residential, pre-college program that continues through the entire academic year, offering academic enrichment, mentoring and networking opportunities as well as access to campus and community resources.

Student Life & Support Community Involvement Program (CIP)

CIP is a comprehensive, need-based scholarship program for first-generation college students from the Stockton community who have demonstrated community awareness and service, along with the potential for responsible leadership. In addition to financial support, each cohort of CIP students forms a learning community. Learn more about Community Involvement Program (CIP)

Student Life & Support SUCCESS Program

The SUCCESS Program provides academic and support services to low-income, first generation or disabled college students to increase retention and graduation rates and foster an institutional climate supportive of their success. The program includes: tutoring; assistance with course selection based on factors such as graduation and general education requirements; financial and economic literacy workshops; career development assistance in conjunction with the Career Resource Center; peer mentoring; academic workshops, and graduate and professional school advising. Learn more about SUCCESS Program

Student Diversity

  • 3,483
  • 47/53
  • n/a
    First-generation college students
  • <1%
    American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 37%
  • 3%
    Black or African American
  • 19%
  • 1%
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 24%
  • 7%
    Two or more races
  • 4%
    Race and/or ethnicity unknown
  • 6%

Student Success

  • 85%
    First-to-second year retention
  • 68%
    Six-year graduation
  • 67%
    Six-year graduation for underrepresented minority groups
  • 78%
    Freshmen who live on campus
  • 49%
    Undergraduates who live on campus
  • 429
    Full-time faculty
  • n/a
    Full-time minority faculty
  • 13:1
    Student–faculty ratio
  • Top 5 Majors

    Business Administration, Pre-pharmacy, Health, Exercise and Sport Science, Biological Sciences, Pre-dentistry, Mechanical Engineering, Psychology, Computer Science, Education, Biochemistry

  • Multicultural Student Clubs and Organizations

    Black Student Union, Hawaii Club, International Club, Kilusan Philipino, Me.Ch.A Student Associations: Cambodian, Hmong, Indian, Korean, South Asian, Vietnamese, United Cultural Council


Cost of Attendance

  • $44,068
  • n/a
    In-state Tuition
  • $520
    Required Fees
  • $12,858
    Room and Board

Financial Aid

  • $47,952,230
    Total institutional scholarships/grants
  • $22,641
    Average aid package
  • $23,370
    Average student loan debt upon graduation (of those who borrow)
  • 36%
    Pell Grant recipients among freshmen
  • 69%
    Students with financial need
  • 87%
    Students with need awarded financial aid
  • 89%
    Students with need awarded need-based scholarship or grant aid
  • 9%
    Students with need whose need was fully met


Applicant Academics

  • 8,870
    # of applicants
  • 66%
  • 3.54
    Average HS GPA
  • 24
    ACT Composite
  • 490—620
    SAT Critical Reading
  • 520—660
    SAT Math
  • 490—630
    SAT Writing
  • n/a
    SAT/ACT optional


  • rolling
    Regular application closing date
  • $35
    Application Fee
  • $35
    Application Fee (online)
  • yes
    Fee waiver for applicants with financial need
  • n/a
    Early decision plan
  • n/a
    Early decision application closing date
  • yes
    Early action plan
  • 11/15
    Early action application closing date