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.
The publication's 2020 college rankings put Pacific among the top in the country overall, as well as for value, veterans, and social mobility.
Small classes, high diversity, and student confidence put Pacific in the upper half of the elite rankings.
Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) ranks schools on college desirability among current student-athletes, academic performance, and affordability.
Rankings website puts Pacific as No. 9 in Oregon, as well as among the best small colleges and best professors in the country.
Data and student surveys highlight Pacific's interesting and accessible professors, strong financial aid offerings, and environmental sustainability.
Pacific University has acquired a touch of silver, earning a silver ranking for sustainability from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education as part of its STARS program.
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education recently elevated the university to a Doctoral/Professional University from its prior designation as a Master's University.
Pacific's expenditures were more than twice that of the nearest private university in the Northwest, according a recent National Science Foundation survey.
Washington Monthly has named Pacific a "Best College for Student Voting" list, which measures how well institutions encourage their students to vote.