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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.


PsyD vs PhD: Know their differences and choose the right degree for you to become a clinical psychologist. 
Two occupational therapy students demonstrate a common therapy exercise using balloons.
How to become an occupational therapist? Follow our 5-step guide and apply now to Pacific University's OT program. Graduate in just three years!
A speech therapy student works with a child and their adult in a speech pathology clinic.
Want to become a speech therapist? Learn more admissions prerequisites, how to meet the criteria, and explore pre-speech-language pathology pathways at Pacific.
Pacific's central campus is seen through a cherry blossom branch in the foreground.
Follow our stress-free guide for applying to college with the Common Application. Get a jumpstart on your college application today.
Two students sit at a table studying over an open textbook.
Apply for financial aid with FAFSA and get work-study, scholarships, and grants at Pacific University. Make college affordable.
An audiology student uses an otoscope to examine a patient's ear canal.
What is an audiologist? Learn more about Pacific's accelerated three-year program in audiology, one of the Northwest's best-kept secrets.
What is occupational therapy? Learn how OTs help improve daily tasks. Explore Pacific University's program and become an occupational therapist.
A pharmacy student walks in the background while a set of pharmacy chemicals sits in the foreground.
Take the leap from pharmacy technician to licensed pharmacist with Pacific University's flexible PharmD program and increase your salary and job satisfaction.
A mother has her baby's eyes checked by an optometrist.
Learn how to become an optometrist at Pacific University, the only OD program in the PNW. Explore pre-med and pre-optometry degree paths and apply today.
A pharmacy student works in the lab and dispenses chemicals via a pipet.
Explore Pacific’s flexible degree paths in pharmacy and become a pharmacist in as little as 3 years or as many as 5. Apply today!