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Pacific University

Forest Grove, OR 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate91%

About Pacific

Pacific University inspires students who think, care, create, and pursue justice in the world. Founded in 1849, Pacific now offers a comprehensive undergraduate experience with more than 60 majors and minors in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, and healthcare. Coupled with more than 20 graduate and professional schools and programs, Pacific’s rigorous academics offer students a pathway to successful careers and community engagement. Small classes and caring professors give students a personal and nurturing learning environment, where they can explore their passions. Perform in the university orchestra. Compete in Division III sports. Publish independent research. Study abroad. At Pacific, you can do it all — while living in a diverse and supportive community where your voice and interests matter.

Pacific University is a private, nonprofit university in the town of Forest Grove, Oregon. Pacific was founded in 1849. The college enrolls around 3,751 students a year, including 1,754 undergraduate students.

Pacific Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Pacific. The acceptance rate at Pacific is 91%. In 2022, 2,266 students applied to Pacific and 2,063 were admitted.

Pacific University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 91%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 8%

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Pacific University is located in Forest Grove, Oregon, near Portland.

If you want to see Pacific for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Highway 26 to Forest Grove, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Portland International.

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College Info

2043 College Way Forest Grove, OR 97116-1797

Campus Setting: Small Town

Pacific Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 25

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Pacific is Aug 25.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Pacific is Aug 15.

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Pacific SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1220


Math SAT Range

540 - 660


Reading SAT Range

550 - 650

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Wondering what life at Pacific is like? There are approximately 3,751 students enrolled at Pacific, including 1,754 undergraduate students and 1,997 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 48% percent are from OR and 52% percent of students are from other states.


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