University of the Pacific is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Stockton, California. Pacific was founded in 1851 and the school presently has around 6,066 students a year, including 3,306 undergraduates. Pacific provides housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.
📆 Mark your calendar! January 15, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Pacific by March 18.
Student Activities at Pacific
Interested in music or performing?
Are you interested in journalism and communications? Pacific students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.
Interested in Greek life? Pacific has both fraternities and sororities.
Planning to play sports? Pacific has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Pacific on the Student Life page.
|2022 Pacific Facts At-A-Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||79%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||Info Not Available|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||EA Offered but % not available|
|Applicants Submitting SAT scores||28.9%|
|Percent of Need Met||69.7%|
|Average First-Year Financial Aid Package||$44,060|
Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how selective a school is.
Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what Pacific offers and if the college might be the right college for you.
It is moderately difficult to get into Pacific. The acceptance rate at Pacific is 79%. Out of 10,901 applications received in 2022, 8,645 students were offered admission.
Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.
Approximately 84% of students who start at Pacific return for their second year of college. Pacific's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 66%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.
Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.
Check with Pacific directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.
Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.
Pacific meets 69.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Pacific full-time are awarded $44,060 a year in financial aid, on average.
In 2020, students graduated with an average of $28,070 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022
Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.
Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Pacific.
Based on this information, how does Pacific sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Pacific a good school for you?
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Pacific is located in the suburban setting of Stockton, California, less than an hour from Sacramento.
If you are interested in seeing Pacific for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 5 to Stockton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Sacramento International.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Pacific and Stockton are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Pacific is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Pacific is Jul 21.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Pacific is 26. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Pacific. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Wondering what life at Pacific is like? There are approximately 6,066 students enrolled at Pacific, including 3,306 undergraduate students and 2,760 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from CA and 8% percent of students are from other states.
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