About Pacific University

Pacific University is a diverse learning community offering a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education, business, optometry, and the health professions

The school was founded in Forest Grove in 1849 by Congregationalist pioneers. Originally the Tualatin Academy, it became Pacific University in 1854 and conferred its first baccalaureate degree in 1863.

Today, Pacific University serves more than 3,500 students on its campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn. Students come to Pacific from throughout the West and around the world to enjoy close, nurturing relationships with professors and a hands-on learning environment focused on real-world experience, civic engagement and global perspective.

Students work side-by-side with faculty in research, in teaching young children, and in serving patients in a variety of health and eye clinics throughout the Portland Metro Area. They participate in international study and service through a robust study abroad program. They find internships in local business, and they build relationships that stay with them throughout their lives.

Pacific University alumni are worldwide, serving and leading in every field imaginable — and spreading the Boxer spirit wherever they go.

University News

Pacific University in the News: May 1-10, 2015

Selected news stories featuring or mentioning the university.

University Honors Faculty and Staff at Annual Awards Ceremony

Employees recognized for outstanding work, dedication to students and years of service.

School of Pharmacy Faculty and Student Publish Review Article

Assistant Professor Brigg Turner, PharmD, and third year pharmacy student, Julius Bolus, recently published a review article in the U.S. Pharmacist entitled “Prolonged-Infusion Dosing of Beta-Lactam Antibiotics”.

Dean Coyle and Regina Chonka at White Coat Ceremony

Optometry Class of 2017 White Coat Ceremony

The Optometry Class of 2017 celebrated a milestone and rite of passage on Friday, May 1, when they participated in the White Coat Ceremony.

Pacific University in the News: April 27-30, 2015

Selected news stories featuring or mentioning the university.

Optometry Class of 2016

Optometry Class of 2016 Awards Luncheon

Optometry Class of 2016 awards presented at annual awards luncheon on April 29.
 

Technology, Service Themes Emerge on Senior Projects Day

Pacific seniors unveil more than 290 presentations, poster sessions, art exhibits and performances on Senior Projects Day 2015.

School of Pharmacy Faculty & Student Achievements at OSHP Annual Seminar

Pharmacy students, faculty earn recognition at the 2015 Oregon Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Seminar.

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Campuses and Locations

Eugene Campus

The Pacific University Eugene Campus is home to undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Education, as well as a master of social work program.

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Forest Grove Campus

The Forest Grove Campus is Pacific University's residential campus, with undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences, as well as graduate programs in education, optometry and business.

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Hillsboro Campus

The Hillsboro Campus was founded as the home of Pacific University's College of Health Professions, though its program offerings continue to grow.

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Woodburn Campus

Offering graduate and undergraduate programs in teaching, the Woodburn Campus opened in 2012, providing a place for an elite group of future teachers.

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