Pacific University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Pacific University

Pacific University is has a liberal arts undergraduate college situated in Forest Grove, Oregon. Undergraduates can select from 36 areas of study with exercise science and dental hygiene being amongst the most popular. Academics at Pacific are backed by a 10 to 1 student/faculty ratio and a mean class size of 19. Social life is robust with over 60 clubs, including fraternities and sororities. The Pacific University Boxer’s play in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference for 21 sports.

Enrollment

  • Total Enrollment: 3,938 (1,894 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male/62% Female
  • 96% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $46,402
  • Books: $1,050
  • Room and Board: $12,904
  • Other Expenses: $1,614
  • Total Cost: $61,970

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 95%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $25,496
    • Loans: $7,564

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Education

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 57%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 65%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Crew-Rowing, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Overview of Pacific University Admissions

Pacific University has an acceptance rate of 85%, making it largely accessible to those who apply. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants should complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps.

Admissions Data                        

  • Pacific University Acceptance Rate: 85%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 530/630
    • SAT Math: 530/620
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 21/27
    • ACT English: 21/26
    • ACT Math: 20/26

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Pacific University, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Pacific University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

East Carolina University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Texas State University, Georgia State University, University of Texas at El Paso, California State University Northridge

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Pacific University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Ohio University, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington, California State University Long Beach, San Jose State University, Pace University, Florida Gulf Coast University

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Pacific University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

United States Military Academy, Penn State University Park, University of Cincinnati, Hofstra University, Temple University, Auburn University, Seton Hall University

Applying to Pacific University

Application Deadline: August 15

Undergraduate Admissions Website:

https://www.pacificu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions

Undergraduate Application Link(s):

https://www.pacificu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/apply-now

Graduate Admissions Website:

https://www.pacificu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions

Graduate Application Link(s):

https://www.pacificu.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions

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