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Academics

Educational diversity and strong academic programs bring many students to the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. The school “provides an array of opportunities to suit anyone.” “The accelerated programs in dentistry, law, and pharmacy” are a big hit, as well as the “amazing co-op program for engineers” and the “prestigious speech and language pathology program.” The “four year guarantee” for some majors and the time and money saved by finishing earlier than other schools’ programs is the deciding factor for many. “The Elementary Education program appealed to me because I would get my teaching credential and degree in four years, rather than five or six.” Another reason people choose Pacific is the appeal of “very small” and “intimate” classes. One student says this allows for “the proper and necessary attention that I need in order to succeed academically.” “Professors know you by name, and they are very involved and helpful.” This “emphasis on close relationships between staff and students” shows that Pacific is “a school that truly cares about each student’s education.” A good deal of students describe professors as “extremely challenging,” but also “extremely motivating.” “They encourage me and push me to put 110 percent effort in everything inside and outside the classroom.” Another student confirms that each class is “manageable but requires effort.” If needed, assistance is readily available. “There is always someone around who can help you and plenty of tutors.” “There are so many resources in place to help students succeed, that it’s practically impossible not to do well.” Although the cost may seem high, several students did benefit from “a lot of financial aid.”

Student Body

Some students agree that there is “a wide gap between the ‘serious’ students and the ‘not serious’ students.” This may explain the seemingly contradictory observations that “people seem to party a lot” and that there is “not much time for anything but studying.” Student comments suggest that the typical student “is involved in multiple organizations on campus, gets good grades, finds time for fun on the weekends, [and] stays late in the library even if they are just socializing.” Pacific’s size lends itself to a “friendly atmosphere.” The “small campus contributes to a small town ambiance where you know everyone.” One downside to this is that “student life becomes very cliquey, almost like high school.”

Campus Life

Students love the “gorgeous and well-maintained” campus, but the surrounding city of Stockton does not get rave reviews. One student describes the University of the Pacific as a “nice school in an unlikely neighborhood.” One student does not recommend “walking around certain parts of campus late at night,” but adds, “We have great campus police and a STRIPE program that can transport you wherever you want on golf carts if you call them and let you know where you are.” Students say the campus is fairly self-contained, with “a movie theater that shows free movies on the weekends for all Pacific students. We also have an on-campus grocery store and a cafeteria that is open until 1:00 A.m.” Since there is no strong pull to leave campus, “students tend to resort to joining fraternities to give them something to do. It isn’t always partying though. Pacific is not usually considered a party school since the campus “drug and alcohol policy is extremely strict.” A lot of frats on campus are professional ones (i.e. pharmacy fraternities) that are committed to giving back to the community and hosting health fairs.” Students say, “Student life varies widely by major.” “Some majors are a lot more difficult than others, so not everyone studies.” Keeping active and fit are also popular. “Our gym is very nice and hygienic. We also have a swimming pool with open hours and several soccer fields for recreational use.”

Overview

Applicants
8,870
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average HS GPA
3.54

GPA Breakdown

34%
Over 3.75
27%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 670
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 30

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — August 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
849
with Terminal Degree
632

463
Men
386
Women
220
Minority
23
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Organizational Behavior Studies.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Information Science/Studies.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
  • Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Education, General.
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Physics Teacher Education.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Agricultural Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
  • Engineering, General.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Japanese Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General.
  • Music Therapy/Therapist.
  • Pharmacy.
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Law.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Biological and Physical Sciences.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Geophysics and Seismology.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Counseling Psychology.
  • Psychology, General.
  • School Psychology.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Commercial and Advertising Art.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory.
  • Music Management and Merchandising.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Theory and Composition.
  • Music, Other.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Alex Spanos
Developer

Janet Leigh
Actress

Dave Brubeck
Jazz Musician

Michael Olowokandi
Pro Basketball Player

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$33,112

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$28,134

Average Need-Based Loan
$8,596

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
67%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$28,759

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$23,613

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$47,480
Required Fees
$560
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,917

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,418
Transportation for Commuters
$1,107

On-Campus Room and Board
$13,650
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,483
Foreign Countries Represented
66

Demographics

36.96%
Asian
3.22%
African-American
18.88%
Hispanic
25.04%
Caucasian
3.66%
Unknown
5.99%
International

53% female
47% male
7% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
44%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
76%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Services for Students with Disabilities

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Daniel Nuss

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
100
Number of Honor Societies
14

Number of Social Sororities
7
Number of Religious Organizations
10

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Tigers)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Golf
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball
Water Polo
Women's Sports (Tigers)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services


LGBT Support Groups: PRIDE http://web.pacific.edu/x4642.xml

Minority Support Groups: Community Involvement Program (CIP) MECHA http://web.pacific.edu/x17321.xml

Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Sacramento State University

Sustainability

The University of the Pacific is committed to “creating a campus culture that advances a sustainable future among all members of the Pacific community.” Of late, the private Californian university has backed up this promise, and the milestones keep on coming. In 2009, the University Sustainability Committee was established to advise the president on the development of sustainability strategies and policies across the university. In 2011, Pacific hired its first full-time sustainability director to serve all three campuses. In 2012, Pacific established the $250,000 annual Sustainability Project Investment Fund, designed to support activities that reduce energy use, invest in projects with environmental benefits, and support sustainability-related education, engagement, and outreach activities. As you might expect, environmentally conscious practices abound at Pacific. Bon Appètit partnered with Pacific by purchasing food from sustainable and local vendors in its Farm to Fork initiative. Recycling systems exist on campus for almost every material. Wondering about green transportation? Bike racks, campus shuttles, and Zipcars are all available. Students participate in a yearly Sustainability Month, with events such as an Environmental Justice research panel, an environmental film festival, an EcoShow of sustainability-themed poetry, art, and clothing, and the ever-popular Earth Day Festival. Plus, each of the three campuses provides numerous opportunities for student involvement. The Student Sustainability Coalition, Residence for Earth and Environmental Living and Learning (REELL), Students for Environmental Action (SEA), and the Calaveras River Restoration Project represent just a few student causes. Students can study environmental studies, while simultaneously spending time in some of the green buildings on campus. The DeRosa University Center is LEED Silver-certified, and both the Chambers Technology Center and the Vereschagin Alumni House are LEED Gold-certified!

95/99
AASHE STARS® rating
SILVER
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2018.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell; Apple

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Office of Admissions
Rich Toledo

Address
3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95211

Phone
800-959-2867


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Brubeck Istitute for Jazz Studies
John Muir Collection and Center
Alex Spanos Center
Reynolds Art Gallery
Pharmacy and Health Sciences Bldg

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Wineries
Bob Hope Theatre
San Joaquin Delta Waterways
Weber Point Events Center
World Famous Asparagus Festival

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; select Saturdays
8:30am-5pm; 9am-noon
800-959-2867

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: call for times 209-946-2211
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Not available Fri-Sun

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Sacramento International Airport is 1 hour from campus; Oakland International is about 1.5 hours from campus; San Jose International is about 1.5 hours from campus; San Francisco International is about 2 hours from campus. Limited transportation is available from these airports. For Super Shuttle Service from Sacramento International, call 1-800-BlueVan for a reservation. Greyhound provides direct and frequent service to Stockton. For fare and schedule information, call 1-800-843-2121. The bus station is approximately 3 miles from campus, therefore we recommend a taxi to campus. Amtrak trains (1-800-USA-RAIL) provide direct service to Stockton from almost everywhere in California. The Amtrak Station is approximately 5 miles south of campus, and taxi service is available.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-5, exit at March Lane. Drive east about 1.5 miles, turn right on Pacific Avenue. The main campus entrance is less than a mile south of the intersection of March Lane and Pacific Avenue. Turn right into campus at traffic light. Guest parking is to your right. Permits are required weekdays, 8-5 anywhere on campus during the school year. Visitor permits may be obtained at the Office of Admissions or in Burns Tower lobby.

Local Accommodations
The university has 4 guest rooms in residence halls on campus that are incredible bargains, if you can get one. You must book well in advance by calling Housing at 209-946-2331. You can find breakfast on campus at the Summit. The nicest places to stay in Stockton are the Stockton Radisson Hotel (2323 Grand Canal Blvd.; 209-957-9090), the Marriott Courtyard (3252 March Lane; 888-472-9700 or 209-472-9700) and the Marriott Residence Inn (888-472-9801). La Quinta Inn (2710 W. March Lane; 800-531-5900 or 209-952-7800) is less expensive. Even less expensive, is the Red Roof Inn (2654 W. March Lane; 209-478-4300), and the Super 8 Motel (209-477-5576). All of the above lodging is within 5 to 10 minutes from campus. Exit March Lane for all of them.


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