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 pharmacy students practice dispensing chemicals in the pharmacy lab.
Discover high-paying careers in pharmaceutical science and the in-demand skills needed to start pursuing your passion for innovative healthcare.
A freshman student from Pacific University repots a potted plant during the Adventures Without Limits program.
Earn more and accomplish more with a master's degree in nonprofit leadership. Learn from industry innovators and level-up your leadership skills.
Three students walk through Pacific's Forest Grove campus.
Discover how early action can reduce stress during your college search with non-binding, flexible applications that result in a fast admissions decision.
Two students discuss a question during class.
Do you need to take the SAT or ACT to get into college? Discover how test optional admissions can enable you to apply without submitting test scores.
Two students tour Pacific University's Forest Grove campus during Oregon Private College Week.
Take the stress out of your college search with help from campus visits and admissions counselors who can help with your application for college.
An elementary school student raises their hand in a classroom.
MAT vs MEd: Which should you choose? Match your master's to your purpose and start making more money with an advanced degree in education.
Students get to know one another over a card game during new student orientation.
Student clubs, supportive staff, and countless opportunities to meet new people can help you overcome anxiety about making new friends in college.
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.