U.S. News Calls Pacific a Best School, Best Value
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Pacific University among the best schools — and best values — in the nation.
The annual U.S. News college rankings compare colleges and universities in specific categories based on the programs they offer. With its near-even split of undergraduate and graduate degrees, Pacific is among the “national universities” category, alongside nearly 450 public and private colleges, including large public institutions and the Ivy League.
Overall, Pacific ranked in the top half of all national universities in the country and was the top private national university in Oregon, according to the U.S. News rankings released in September 2023.
Pacific also among the top third “best values” in the country and was the only Oregon private school to make that list.
U.S. News also called out Pacific University as a top performer for social mobility, recognizing the socioeconomic gains that graduates make as a result of a Pacific degree.
And Pacific was named a Best College for Veterans — one of only two private schools in Oregon, in any category to earn the distinction.