University recognized by respected publications

2012 college rankings from U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and The Princeton Review

Pacific University has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and The Princeton Review.

U.S. News ranked the University 22nd in the Master’s Universities West Region category, comprised of institutions that “provide a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs, and few if any, doctoral programs.” 

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching reclassified Pacific from the National Universities category in which the University appeared in the first of two tiers a year ago. 

U.S. News only ranks institutions in this category by region (North, South, East, West), and the publication ranked a total of 120 institutions in the Master’s Universities West Region.

U.S. News also listed Pacific in its “A-Plus Schools for B Students,” category, which it defines as “colleges that have strong ratings and accept a significant number of students with nonstratospheric transcripts.”

Forbes has once again ranked Pacific one of “America’s Top Colleges,” a listing that includes only 20 percent of the nation’s undergraduate institutions. Of the 650 schools Forbes listed, Pacific is ranked 267. 

Additionally, The Princeton Review again named Pacific a “Best Western College.” The University is just one of 121 institutions from 15 western states listed by the publication, which selects only 25 percent of the country’s four-year colleges and universities for its national and regional rankings.

Posted by Joe Lang ( on Sep 21, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Edited by Stephanie Haugen ( on Apr 5, 2012 at 2:04 PM

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