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's new Cascade Hall welcomes students in style with lounge areas, waterfall mural

The university's newest residence hall is home to 80 freshmen and nearly 120 sophomores.

Forest Grove Campus Library on Fall Hours

The Forest Grove Campus Library begins Fall Hours on August 24, 2014

Be Alcohol-Wise

A message from the Office of Student Life: the university has partnered with Alcohol-Wise to help in our efforts to provide students with information and to encourage them to reflect on their relationship with alcohol, whether they choose to use alcohol or not.

Vault Intermittent Access

University Information Services continues to work with the software vendor to resolve the ongoing issues with Vault.

Undergraduates: Find Academic Resources On the New Website

This tutorial helps current undergraduates navigate the academics area of the website.

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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 opening in Fall 2014.

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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

 

Only Here. The Pacific University Woodburn Campus offers two pathways to teaching:

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