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.


Two social work students help an elderly man use a computer.
From undergraduate degree requirements to the time it takes to graduate, here's everything you need to get your MSW and become a social worker!
An Air Force veteran speaks to a crowd while her husband watches.
Use your GI Bill benefits at one of the best schools for veterans — Pacific University. Pacific offers the Yellow Ribbon Program as well as veteran services on campus.
A physician assistant studies students practices using a stethoscope on a medical dummy.
Find out how physician assistants provide accessible healthcare for those in need and why becoming a PA with Pacific University could be the right career for you.
Want to create meaningful change through leadership and healthcare administration, while also increasing your pay? Discover what you can do with a DMSc degree.
Want to become a clinical psychologist? Explore the career options, possible salary and admission requirements for PsyD vs PhD degrees. Apply to Pacific today!
Two occupational therapy students demonstrate a common therapy exercise using balloons.
Learn how to become an occupational therapist and make a difference in people's lives. Earn your OTD at Pacific in as few as three years after undergrad.
What is speech language pathology? Learn how speech therapists transform lives and help people communicate. Inquire about Pacific's SLP program today!
Pacific's central campus is seen through a cherry blossom branch in the foreground.
Applying to college? Use the Common App to submit your transcripts, letters of recommendation, and application to multiple schools with ease.
Two students sit at a table studying over an open textbook.
Apply for financial aid through FAFSA and get access to federal work-study, low-interest student loans, and scholarships. Apply for financial aid now!
An audiology student uses an otoscope to examine a patient's ear canal.
What is an audiologist? Consider audiology as a career with Pacific's accelerated three-year AuD program, one of the Northwest's best-kept secrets.