Pacific University has again been recognized for its quality as an institution of higher education by national news organizations.
U.S. News & World Report has Pacific ranked 22nd in the Regional Universities West Region category. The university also is listed among the west’s “Best Value” schools. For the 2018 Best Colleges rankings, U.S. News followed the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's Basic Classification system to determine schools' placement into these ranking categories.
Pacific is also once again one of America's Top Colleges, according to Forbes, a listing that includes only 20 percent of the nation's undergraduate institutions.