Boxer Blog

There’s something big going on in Forest Grove.

3,500 students, 100+ clubs and organizations, 36 degree programs, 12 NCAA sports teams, and endless opportunities.

Being a Boxer means close community, compassionate faculty, and innovation around every corner, all set against the backdrop of the incomparable Pacific Northwest landscape.

If you’ve got questions about life at Pacific, the Boxer Blog has answers. New posts go up every week, so check back often for program updates and admissions info to help you at every step of your Pacific University journey.


A dental hygiene students cleans a patient's teeth under the supervision of a faculty member.
Curious about the impact dental hygienists can have on their community? Discover what dental hygienists do and how much dental hygienists make.
Two prospective students tour Pacific University during Oregon Private College Week.
From early action to rolling deadlines, master the admissions timeline and find out the best time to submit your college application during senior year.
A group of students display friendship bracelets they have made during new student orientation.
Admitted to a private college but waiting to enroll? Discover how you can lower the cost of attending private university by up to 40% with scholarships.
Pacific University student Taylor Tamanaha studies from a black three-ring binder.
Discover how getting your professional certificate or master's degree online can help launch your career to the next level with newfound skills.
College of Business student Ayden Ruminski presents his research in front of a classroom.
Discover countless rewarding career opportunities with an MBA, including high-paying roles in healthcare, research, marketing, tech, and so much more.
Two female Pacific students sit in their shared dorm room.
Find easy and accessible ways to conquer college stress by exploring new experiences and seeking support at every level of your university journey.
A female student aligns multicolored liquids in small glass jars by the darkness of their pigment.
Take the worry out of getting into grad school! Discover how guaranteed admission makes getting your advanced degree and starting your career easy.
A female school teacher facilitates a demonstration model of the solar system for their students.
Discover how fast you can get your bachelor's or master's degree in education and teaching and start making meaningful change in the classroom.
The exterior of the downtown Portland MFA building with a sign that reads Master of Fine Arts in Writing.
Discover how a low-residency MFA in creative writing can empower you to pursue your passions while still finding a balance between life and school.
Three students write on the whiteboards of a private library study space.
Discover what lies beyond your associate's degree and learn how you can get your bachelor's in just two years guaranteed after transferring to Pacific.