University of the Pacific

Home of the Powercats

Mission Statement

University of the Pacific's mission is to provide a superior, student-centered learning experience integrating liberal arts and professional education and preparing individuals for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities.

Programs Offered

  1. complete the Pacific application
  2. score above average on the SAT and/or ACT and send scores
  3. send high school transcripts
  4. complete "A-G" requirements

About 83.9% of students receive some form of financial assistance, averaging more than $26,000. The Pacific Gap Grant is designed to meet unmet need and create a more helpful financial aid package. Pacific also offers many academic merit scholarships and grants.

Clubs & Athletics

  • over 41 academic clubs
  • 18 social Greek organizations
  • 5 service organizations
  • 20 recreational clubs


Men and Women's

  • basketball
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • soccer
  • water polo

Would I Go Here?

After visiting the campus, speaking with the students and faculty, and researching my major, I would attend the University of the Pacific. The thing that everyone had to say about Pacific is how involved and genuinely invested the faculty is in the success of their students, a place where "Professors know your name". It is a small school and knowing that I am more than just another face in a sea of students is something I want in a school. In addition, I am really interested in their Legal Scholars Program which grants me admission to Pacific's McGeorge School of Law upon completion of the program. Another reason to go to Pacific is their four year guarantee, where they attempt to help students finish school in four years. The only reason I would have to hesitate would be the cost. Since it is a private school, the cost is significantly higher than the UC and CSU systems. However, with the financial aid offered, i feel like I would be able offset the cost.