Pacific University began as a school for orphans from the Oregon Trail and in 1849 became the first chartered university in Oregon. Over time, the university has grown into a unique combination of undergraduate...
Pacific University began as a school for orphans from the Oregon Trail and in 1849 became the first chartered university in Oregon. Over time, the university has grown into a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, health professions and optometry.\\Today, Pacific's focus on teaching and learning in a close nurturing environment leads to genuine transformation in students' lives. Distinguished by its inquiry- based curricula and interdisciplinary collaboration, Pacific offers students exceptional opportunities for experiential learning, leadership and civic engagement.\\Mission\A diverse and sustainable community dedicated to discovery and excellence in teaching, scholarship and practice, Pacific University inspires students to think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world.
If you’re looking for a personalized education in the liberal arts of
health professions with a number of academic and student resources, then
the Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, may be the school you’re
All instructors at the university not only educate you, but also get to
know you so that they can help you achieve your academic and professional
dreams as well as give you the opportunity for high quality academic
collaborations. Instructors work with you personally and point you to
research, community service and internship opportunities.
As proof of this success, Pacific University is one of the top national
universities of its size for being awarded Fulbright fellowships.
Academics at the school include a wide variety of degrees, in everything
from Accounting and Business Administration to Creative Writing and
The school’s graduate programs in Education, Optometry, and the Health
Sciences are nationally accredited. Other graduate programs include Fine
Arts in Writing, Speech Language Pathology, and more.
It also offers a number of pre-professional programs, including:
* Pre-Dental Health Sciences
* Pre-Optometry and Vision Science
* Pre-Occupational Therapy
* Pre-Physician’s Assistant Studies
* Pre-Professional Psychology
Students under 20 years of age are required to live in campus housing
prior to moving into a residence hall, but students are not required to
live on campus. College life is typical of most residential campuses.
Admissions require an application fee, but the fee may be waived under
certain circumstances for undergraduates.
The FAFSA may qualify some students for federal financial aid. Other
options include academic and competitive scholarships offered by Pacific