Pacific University was noted for its efforts to promote voting among its students, earning recognition as one of America’s 2022 Most Engaged Campuses by Civic Nation, a nonprofit group.
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Pacific University has been named a “Hidden Gem College in the Far West” by College Raptor.
In the 2022 U.S. News rankings, Pacific topped the list of Oregon national universities listed among Best Value Schools and was the only Oregon private college on the list of Best Colleges for Veterans.
Pacific University was ranked third nationally for its undergraduate programs in health sciences by Intelligent.com, a college rankings service. Intelligent also named Pacific the best college for pre-professional programs in Oregon and second overall among Oregon’s private colleges.
Pacific University has been named one of 2021's Best Online Bachelor's Degrees in Health Science by EduMed.org. Just 8 percent of colleges and universities across the country earn a position in one of EduMed.org's higher education rankings.
U.S. News & World Report puts Pacific among the top National Universities in the country overall, as well as for value, veterans and social mobility.
Pacific University is among a select group of campuses around the country and the only institution in Oregon designated as a Voter Friendly Campus for 2021-2022. The designation is the result in part of the university’s participation in the All-In Campus Democracy Challenge for Pacific Votes spearheaded by the Tom McCall Center for Civic Engagement.
“The true beneficiaries of the accreditation are students who can pursue their Pacific University business and MBA degrees with confidence and pride," said Associate Dean Jennifer Yruegas.
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.
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.