Pacific University

Founded in 1849, Pacific University is a diverse learning community offering a unique combination of nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the arts and sciences, education, business, optometry and the health professions. A Place Where You Can Thrive With four campuses in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Pacific melds the close, nurturing learning environment of a small liberal arts college with the rigorous scholarship of a premier institution. At Pacific, students build deep personal relationships with friends, mentors, faculty members, and academic and career counselors. About one in four of our students — from first-years to future doctors — are the first in their families to attend college. Our students experience greater socioeconomic growth as a result of their education than their peers at other colleges in the Pacific Northwest. Pacific is also Oregon’s only federally-designated Asian Pacific Islander Serving institution. We’re proud to be a place where diverse opinions and alternative views are embraced. A place where you can thrive — challenged by extraordinary academics and a rich liberal arts tradition, supported by community, and surrounded by the beauty of the great Pacific Northwest.