University of the Pacific Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Burns Tower at the University of the Pacific
Burns Tower at the University of the Pacific. GeneWright / Wikimedia Commons

University of the Pacific Admissions Overview:

The University of the Pacific's acceptance rate in 2015 was 65%, meaning that the school accepted around two-thirds of those who applied. Prospective students will need to submit an application, SAT or ACT scores, high school transcripts, and an (optional) personal statement.

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Admissions Data (2015):

University of the Pacific Description:

The University of the Pacific's attractive 175-acre campus is in the city of Stockton, California, an easy drive to San Francisco, Sacramento, Yosemite, and Lake Tahoe. The most popular undergraduate majors are in business and biology, but education and the health sciences are also strong. The University of the Pacific was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society for its accomplishments in the liberal arts and sciences.

The university offers an unusual breadth of disciplines for a school its size. Pacific also has a School of Law in Sacramento and a School of Dentistry in San Francisco. On the athletic front, the Pacific Tigers compete in the NCAA Division I West Coast Conference. Popular sports include basketball, swimming, volleyball, water polo, track and field, field hockey, soccer, and softball.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,281 (3,735 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $44,588
  • Books: $1,791 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,858
  • Other Expenses: $3,168
  • Total Cost: $62,405

University of the Pacific Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 94%
    • Loans: 55%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $22,622
    • Loans: $7,229

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 44%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 70%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Water Polo
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Swimming, Softball, Track and Field, Water Polo, Volleyball, Field Hockey

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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