关于 Pacific University

Welcome to the No. 1 private research institute in the Pacific Northwest.

成立于1849年, Pacific University is a diverse learning community offering a unique combination of nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the arts and 科学s, 教育, 业务, optometry and the health professions.

A Place Where You Can Thrive

With four locations in 矿石gon’s Willamette Valley, Pacific melds the close, nurturing learning environment of a small liberal arts college with the rigorous scholarship of a premier institution.

在太平洋, 学生 build deep personal relationships with friends, 导师, 教员, and academic and 护理er counselors. 

关于 one in four of our 学生 — from first-years to future doctors — are the first in their families to attend college.

Pacific is also a federally-designated Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving institution.

We're proud to be a place where diverse opinions and alternative views are embraced. A place where you can thrive — challenged by extraordinary academics and a rich liberal arts tradition, supported by community, and surrounded by the beauty of the great Pacific Northwest. 

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of Forest Grove undergrads play sports
60+
student clubs and organizations
3,589
学生

Bring Your Ideas to Life

From student-teaching in our on-site elementary school to bringing new products to market in the Berglund Center and Boxer Makerspace, Pacific 学生 have rare opportunities to bring their ideas to life.

Deante Grinner film and 视频主要
Deanté Grinner ’20
电影 & 视频主要

Within months of earning a media arts degree from Pacific University, Deanté Grinner ’20 was named a Rising Star by the 矿石gon Media Production Association. Between film classes and local internships, he launched his videography and film 护理er even before graduation.

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Cutting-Edge Research

Pacific is the No. 1 private research institution in the Pacific Northwest and among the top on the West Coast, ranking alongside Stanford and USC. Undergraduate 学生 have unparalleled access to high-tech equipment, cutting-edge discoveries, and expert 教员. Conduct, publish and present research as an undergrad across disciplines.

Aspen Shirley psychology major
Aspen Shirley ’21
Psychology major

Aspen Shirley '21 is conducting research with Pacific University Psychology Professor Heidi Island to study behavior differences between wild and captive North American river otters. 

“I never thought I’d be given this opportunity, so I’m just incredibly grateful.”

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Pursue Justice in Our World

Pacific prepares you to live and work with purpose. Boxer alumni around the globe embody our mission to "to think, 护理, 创建, and pursue justice in our world." When you graduate from Pacific University, you join a mighty community that is changing the world through 教育, 科学, 医疗保健, 艺术和更多.

Shawn Cardwell and Celeste Goudling Pacific alum
Shawn Cardwell '96, MAT '98 and Celeste Goulding '10

“I think we can end homelessness in Forest Grove and Cornelius, or at least make the biggest dent in it."

Cardwell and Goulding are not just looking for ways to shelter people in western Washington County, 矿石. — they’re looking for longer-term solutions to one of the region’s most enduring problems.

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National 排名

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Best in the West
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Best Value School in 矿石gon
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Best College for Veterans
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Pacific University in 矿石gon is ranked a Top National University (U.S. 新闻 & 世界报道), one of America’s Top Colleges (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education), and the #1 Private Research Institute in the Pacific Northwest (National Science Foundation).

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"The small campus, the close knit staff, and student cohort were exactly what I needed."
— Stacy Carpenter, MAT '16


Discover What Pacific Has to Offer You

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Explore Academic Programs

With 60+ majors and minors, there are many routes to meaningful study. Browse our degree programs and find what resonates with you.

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参观校园

Tour one of our four campuses and meet with an admissions counselor. See for yourself what life at Pacific looks like.

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成为拳击手

Get started by applying today! Whether you are pursuing undergraduate or graduate study, our 招生 office is here to help guide you through the process.

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