Pacific University Rankings & Recognition

At Pacific, we strive to offer exceptional learning opportunities to every student.

We put a premium on small classes and personal attention. We want our students to call Pacific “home.”

Meanwhile, outside of Pacific, people are calling us some great things too! Like “Best Value School” and “Best in the West.”

Pacific is consistently recognized for its quality.

  • Pacific is the No. 1 private research university in the Pacific Northwest and ranks No. 10 on the West Coast, among the likes of USC and Stanford.
  • In 2017, we ranked 22nd among 141 institutions in U.S. News & World Report’s Regional Universities West Region.
  • We also were on Forbes’ list of America’s Top Colleges — a list that includes only the top one-fifth of all undergraduate institutions.
  • In 2018, Washington Monthly named us a "Best Bang for the Buck" school in the West.

But that’s not all!

Take a look at what some others are saying about Pacific in the stories below!

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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.