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University of the Pacific

Stockton, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate79%
Acceptance Rate79%

About Pacific

University of the Pacific Overview

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
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 79%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 28.9%
Tuition $51,628
Percent of Need Met 69.7%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $44,060

Is Pacific a Good School?


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.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of the Pacific

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 and Graduation Rates at Pacific

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 Outcomes for Pacific Grads

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 and Financial Aid at Pacific

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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Where is University of the Pacific Located?

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.

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College Info

3601 Pacific Avenue Stockton, CA 95211-0197

Campus Setting: Suburban

Pacific Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 21

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

Pacific ACT Scores

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ACT Range

24 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above

Good

24 to 32

Avg

24 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Pacific SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1380

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Math SAT Range

560 - 700

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Reading SAT Range

560 - 680

Pacific Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$67,502

In State

$67,502

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$51,628
$51,628
Fees
$724
$724
Housing
$14,070
$14,070
Books
$1,080
$1,080

Student Life

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.

96%

Full Time

4%

Part Time

92%

In State

8%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,066

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

79%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$52,352

Out-of-State

$52,352

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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