Visit Pacific During Oregon Private Colleges Week

Pacific University joins 11 other private colleges and universities in hosting Oregon Private College Week, July 24 to 28.

Local colleges will host concurrent sessions for prospective students and their guests to learn about admissions, financial aid, and academic programs. Make the most of your summer college tour to visit multiple schools in one week!

At Pacific, sessions will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. daily through the week. Students and their guests will attend an informational session covering areas of study, clubs and activities, research and internship opportunities, scholarships, and the financial aid process.

Admissions counselors also will address common myths about the cost of a private college education, answer questions about Pacific University, and explore the college search process in general.

Students and guests also will get a tour of Pacific’s Forest Grove Campus.

Register for OPCW


Why Choose a Private College?

  • Personal Attention: Private colleges and universities typically offer smaller class sizes than larger public schools — one of the strongest indicators of student success. Private colleges in Oregon average a 12 to 1 student-faculty ratio.
  • More Affordable Than You Think: Students at private colleges also receive an average of three times as much institutional aid as public institutions — so don’t let the sticker price mislead you. 
  • Graduate On Time: About 3 in 5 private college students graduate in four years — while 3 in 5 public college students take six years to complete school. Save money and get into your career faster! 
  • Invest In Yourself: The average graduate of an Oregon private college or university earns $35,700 more each year than a resident with a high school diploma working in Oregon. That’s a 12.5% rate of return on your college investment. 

More Visit Opportunities

Register today to join Pacific University during Oregon Private College Week! Can’t make it that week? Pacific’s Undergraduate Admissions team also offers campus visits every weekday, as well as a virtual tour opportunity.

Oregon Private College Week is a partnership with the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities. Together, The Alliance’s 12 member colleges and universities enroll more than 26,000 students.

Thursday, June 8, 2023