Resources › For Students and Parents Pac 12 Conference Learn About the 12 Universities in the NCAA Pac-12 Conference Share Flipboard Email Print For Students and Parents College Admissions Choosing A College College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated December 31, 2017 Spread out along the entire West Coast, the members of the Pac 12 Conference represent a huge range of universities. From Stanford with an acceptance rate around 10% to Arizona State and Oregon State with acceptance rates around 90%, there's a school here to match most students' high school records 01 of 12 Arizona (University of Arizona at Tucson) University of Arizona. Aaron Jacobs / Flickr The University of Arizona is one of the country's strong research centers with academic strengths stretching from engineering to photography. Be sure to visit "Old Main," the campus's first building, for a glimpse at the Old West. Location: Tucson, ArizonaSchool type: publicEnrollment: 43,161 (33,694 undergraduates)Team: WildcatsGPA, SAT and ACT-Graph for the University of ArizonaFor admissions and financial data, see the University of Arizona profile. 02 of 12 Arizona State University at Tempe Arizona State University. kevindooley / Flickr Arizona State University has a high acceptance rate, making it accessible to many students. Several of the university's pre-professional programs are the most popular among undergraduates -- Business, Finance, Marketing, Communication Studies and Journalism. ASU is one of the largest universities in the country. Location: Tempe, ArizonaSchool type: publicEnrollment: 51,869 (42,477 undergraduates)Team: Sun DevilsExplore the Campus: Arizona State Photo TourGPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Arizona StateFor admissions and financial data, see the Arizona State profile. 03 of 12 Berkeley (University of California at Berkeley) UC Berkeley Campus. hsivonen / Flickr Berkeley is a true academic powerhouse, and it consistently ranks among the top public universities, often in the #1 spot. It's also about the toughest public university in the country to get into, with an acceptance rate under 25%. Location: Berkeley, CaliforniaSchool type: publicEnrollment: 40,154 (29,310 undergraduates)Team: Golden BearsExplore the Campus: UC Berkeley photo tourGPA, SAT and ACT Graph for UC BerkeleyFor admissions and financial data, see the Berkeley profile. 04 of 12 Colorado (University of Colorado at Boulder) University of Colorado at Boulder. Aidan M. Gray / Flickr The flagship campus of Colorado's university system, CU Boulder features high-level research that has earned it membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Location: Boulder, ColoradoSchool type: PublicEnrollment: 33,977 (27,901 undergraduates)Team: BuffaloesGPA, SAT and ACT Graph for CU BoulderFor admissions and financial data, see the University of Colorado profile. 05 of 12 Oregon (University of Oregon at Eugene) University of Oregon. drcorneilus / Flickr The University of Oregon is usually considered a little more liberal and a little less pre-professional than their big rival, Oregon State University. The University of Oregon has an excellent creative writing program, but their undergraduate programs in business shouldn't be underrated. Location: Eugene, OregonSchool type: publicEnrollment: 23,546 (20,049 undergraduates)Team: DucksGPA, SAT and ACT Graph for OregonFor admissions and financial data, see the University of Oregon profile. 06 of 12 Oregon State University at Corvallis Oregon State University. saml123 / Flickr Only Cornell University matches Oregon State University for holding the quadruple designation of a land-grand, sea-grant, space-grant and sun-grant institution. And with a relatively high acceptance rate, Oregon State's great research faculty is accessible to most students. Location: Corvallis, OregonSchool type: publicEnrollment: 30,354 (25,327 undergraduates)Team: BeaversGPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Oregon StateFor admissions and financial data, see the Oregon State profile. 07 of 12 Stanford University Stanford University. soapbeard / Flickr Stanford University typical sits near the top of rankings of the top universities and top engineering schools, keeping company with the likes of Harvard and M.I.T. You'll need a stellar high school record to get in. Location: Stanford, CaliforniaSchool type: privateEnrollment: 17,184 (7,034 undergraduates)Team: The CardinalsGPA, SAT and ACT Graph for StanfordFor admissions and financial data, see the Stanford University profile. 08 of 12 UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles) UCLA Royce Hall. _gene_ / flickr UCLA, like Berkeley, ranks as one of the top public universities in the country. With an acceptance rate around 25%, you'd better have a strong high school record if you want to get in. Located just a few miles from downtown LA and the Pacific Ocean, UCLA sits on a prime piece of real estate in Southern California. Location: Los Angeles, CaliforniaSchool type: publicEnrollment: 43,548 (30,873 undergraduates)Team: BruinsExplore the Campus: UCLA photo tourGPA, SAT and ACT Graph for UCLAFor admissions and financial data, see the UCLA profile. 09 of 12 University of Southern California USC Football. Trent Bigelow / Flickr USC and Stanford are the two private universities in the Pac 12 Conference, so you can expect a significantly higher price tag than the other schools on this list. USC ranks well among national universities. Business is the most popular undergraduate major. The university is located just southwest of downtown Los Angeles. Location: Los Angeles, CaliforniaSchool type: privateEnrollment: 43,871 (18,794 undergraduates)Team: TrojansExplore the campus: USC photo tourGPA, SAT and ACT Graph for USCFor admissions and financial data, see the USC profile. 10 of 12 University of Utah University of Utah Mascot Swoop. HeffTech / Flickr The University of Utah draws students from all 50 states and over 100 countries, and the tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students is lower than the majority of public universities. For its strength in the liberal arts and sciences, the University of Utah was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Location: Salt Lake City, UtahSchool type: PublicEnrollment: 31,860 (23,789 undergraduates)Team: UtesGPA, SAT and ACT Graph for U of UFor admissions and financial data, see the University of Utah profile. 11 of 12 Washington (University of Washington at Seattle) University of Washington. Ken Lund / Flickr The University of Washington's attractive campus looks off to Portage and Union Bays in one direction and Mount Rainier in another. With over 40,000 students, Washington is the largest university on the West Coast. Location: Seattle, WashingtonSchool type: publicEnrollment: 45,591 (30,933 undergraduates)Team: HuskiesGPA, SAT and ACT Graph for WashingtonFor admissions and financial data, see the University of Washington profile. 12 of 12 Washington State University Washington State University Thompson Hall. Thecougarman07 / Wikimedia Commons Located on the eastern side of the state, Washington State University is much closer to the University of Idaho than their rival, the University of Washington. With more than 200 areas of study, Washington State has something of interest to nearly everyone. Location: Pullman, WashingtonSchool type: publicEnrollment: 30,142 (24,904 undergraduates)Team: CougarsGPA, SAT and ACT Graph for Washington StateFor admissions and financial data, see the Washington State profile.