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National Honor Roll for Voting
The Student Voting Honor Roll recognizes American colleges that develop action plans to bolster student voter registration, and it ranks the schools based on their student voter registration rate. Pacific ranked 122 in the country and is the only Oregon university on the 2020 list.
Nationally Ranked University
The university ranked in the top half of all its peers nationwide and also was named among the country's Best Value Schools and Best Colleges for Veterans.
Andrew Dawes and Kevin McGee ‘18 in the laser lab
The Princeton Review hails Pacific for its academics and outstanding faculty.
Dental Hygiene students in Pacific dental van
GradRates says value of Pacific University's undergraduate degree in dental hygiene makes it No. 1 in the nation.
Physical therapy
Three Pacific University graduate programs were noted as among the best in the United States for 2021 by U.S. News & World Report, which released its rankings of graduate health programs this month.
Amber Smith '20
For the second year in a row, Pacific University is the top private research university in the Pacific Northwest, according to figures collected and reported by the National Science Foundation. 
Students at undergraduate commencement in May 2019
The publication's 2020 college rankings put Pacific among the top in the country overall, as well as for value, veterans, and social mobility.
Computer science professor and student
Small classes, high diversity, and student confidence put Pacific in the upper half of the elite rankings.
Boxer volleyball
Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) ranks schools on college desirability among current student-athletes, academic performance, and affordability.
Faculty member Shawn O. Henry with Stephenie Spencer ‘19 and Taylor Tamanaha '18 in the exercise science lab
Rankings website puts Pacific as No. 9 in Oregon, as well as among the best small colleges and best professors in the country.

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