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.
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!
- The Center for College Affordability and Productivity has called Pacific one of the Top 25 institutions with the best professors.
- And Student Loan Report named Pacific among the best for low student debt rates for parents.
Take a look at what some others are saying about Pacific in the stories below!
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.