Undergraduate Admissions

We know many students and families are worried about how the 2020 spring semester of your high school senior year will affect your application to Pacific. Please be assured that here at Pacific we do holistic admissions reviews, which means we take all of your experience, grades (including pass/fail), test scores, essay, recommendations and circumstances into account. We understand that many of you have been unable to take or re-take your SAT/ACT exams so we are making the SAT/ACT test optional for your application this fall.

Stay connected with your Admissions Counselor and let them know what you need or if you have ANY questions. We know many of these circumstances are out of your control and are committed to working with you.

Become a Boxer Today | Pacific University uses the Common Application exclusively for undergraduate admissions. Students wishing to apply to Pacific should submit the Common Application. Admitted students can pay their deposit online to commit to Pacific University.


Pacific University sign

Pacific University's Forest Grove Campus is announcing its decision to remain test optional beyond Fall 2021, offering undergraduate applicants the choice to include standardized test scores as part of their application. 

Andrew Dawes and Kevin McGee ‘18 in the laser lab

The Princeton Review hails Pacific for its academics and outstanding faculty.

Trombley Square in Fall

Pacific University is committed to offering our rigorous and personally meaningful academic programs for students this fall. As Oregon prepares to gradually reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing Gov. Brown’s plan by exploring every option to ensure that our students experience a Pacific education while staying safe and healthy.