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Pacific University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Forest Grove, Oregon. Forest Grove is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

$39,250 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
91% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Pacific University?


Contact details for Pacific are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116
Phone: 877-722-8648

How Do I Get Into Pacific?

You can apply to Pacific online at:

Admission Requirements for Pacific

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Pacific?

91% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
8% Submit SAT Scores
Pacific has the high acceptance rate of 91%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 90%, and the acceptance rate for women is 92%.

Average Test Scores

About 8% of students accepted to Pacific submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 650. Math scores were between 540 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Pacific University  ( 550 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Pacific University  ( 540 to 660 )
Pacific received ACT scores from 9% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 27. Math scores were between 19 and 27. Composite scores were between 19 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Pacific University  ( 17 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for Pacific University  ( 19 to 27 )
ACT Composite Scores for Pacific University  ( 19 to 27 )

Can I Afford Pacific University?

$39,250 Net Price
91% Take Out Loans
0.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Pacific is $39,250. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Pacific, approximately 91% of students took out student loans averaging $7,698 a year. That adds up to $30,792 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Pacific is 0.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Pacific University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,624 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,741 undergraduate students at Pacific, with 1,624 being full-time and 117 being part-time.


There are also 2,010 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,624 full-time undergraduates at Pacific, 38% are male and 62% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Pacific University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 200
Black or African American 38
Hispanic or Latino 258
White 770
International Students 27
Other Races/Ethnicities 331

Geographic Diversity

Oregon students aren't the only ones who study at Pacific University. At this time, 21 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 24 countries are represented at Pacific. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Japan, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Pacific University

182 Took All Classes Online
1,498 Took At Least One Class Online
92.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 1,498 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Pacific has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 11th most popular in Oregon for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Pacific

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Pacific University was 92.0%. This is the #363 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Pacific regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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