About Pacific University

Founded in 1849, Pacific University is a diverse learning community offering a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the arts and sciences, education, business, optometry and the health professions.




Pacific serves more than 3,800 students in a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs

Academic Offerings




of our students attend a campus outside of Forest Grove, Oregon.


Campuses & Locations




of recent undergrad alumni are working, volunteering or in graduate school

After Pacific



$40 million

Pacific awards $40 million a year in institutional scholarships to undergraduates.

Pacific Value

As the oldest chartered university in Oregon, Pacific University has a long and distinguished history of excellence. Pacific’s focus on teaching and learning in a close nurturing environment leads to genuine transformation in students’ lives.

Distinguished by its inquiry-based curricula and interdisciplinary collaboration, Pacific offers students exceptional opportunities for experiential learning, leadership and civic engagement.