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Pacific University is a private institution that was founded in 1849. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,716, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 55 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Pacific University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 20. Its tuition and fees are $37,024 (2013-14).
|School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):|
The College of Arts and Sciences, through effective teaching built on close faculty/student relationships, provides, in a residential setting, a broad liberal arts education with a strong emphasis on service and application of knowledge that produces graduates with the intellectual capabilities and personal qualities that enable them to participate in rewarding careers and to contribute to their communities.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Pacific University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Pacific University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 84.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||84.6%|
|Application deadline||August 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at Pacific University is 10:1, and the school has 64.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Pacific University include: Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Visual and Performing Arts; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Education; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.5 percent.
Pacific University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,716, with a gender distribution of 42.9 percent male students and 57.1 percent female students. Pacific University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Pacific University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Pacific University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Pacific University, 34 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Pacific University.
|Students who have cars on campus||34%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Pacific University, 82.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $21,234.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$37,024 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$10,792 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data