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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.
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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.
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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.
Marsh Hall
Pacific University is among the top 10 colleges and universities based in Oregon, according to personal finance website WalletHub, which released its 2019 College and Universities Rankings last week. 
The most well-known college rankings guide includes Pacific among the top 15 percent of universities in its designated category.
Students listen as a professor leads class
WSJ/THE rankings include less than one-third of all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S., and Pacific is in the 42nd percentile of those ranked.
The unique new college review aggregator touts Pacific's impact on student transformation.
Pacific University has been named a "Best Bang for the Buck - West" institution by Washington Monthly in its 2018 College Guide & Rankings.

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