Pacific University

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world rank  1165

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Established in 1849, Pacific University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Forest Grove (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Oregon. Officially accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Pacific University (PU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Protestant religion. Pacific University (PU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 171 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. PU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym PU
Founded 1849
Motto Pro Christo et Regno Ejus
For Christ and His Kingdom
Colours Red and black

University Location

Address 2043 College Way
Forest Grove
97116 Oregon
United States
Tel +1 (877) 722 8648
Fax +1 (503) 352 2242

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 2043 College Way
Forest Grove 97116-1797
(503) 352 2218
800 677 6712

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Protestant Christian-Protestant United Church of Christ - www.ucc.org

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Basic Classification Doctoral/Professional Universities
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority graduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Pacific University's Library
Pacific University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 135,666 physical volumes, 13,631 physical media, 8 digital/electronic medium and 302 licensed digital/electronic databases. Pacific University's library has 2 branches.
Housing Yes
Pacific University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,143 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


Year of first Accreditation

1929


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Optometric Association (AOA), Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

iTunes U

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Open Education Global

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