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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.
Pacific students in physics classroom
Data and student surveys highlight Pacific's interesting and accessible professors, strong financial aid offerings, and environmental sustainability.
Tree from beneath branches
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.
Research
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.
Research
Pacific's expenditures were more than twice that of the nearest private university in the Northwest, according a recent National Science Foundation survey.
Get out vote
Washington Monthly has named Pacific a "Best College for Student Voting" list, which measures how well institutions encourage their students to vote.

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