High School Counselors and Recommenders

Supporting you, and your students!

Each of us here at the Pacific University Office of Undergraduate Admissions appreciate the unique relationships that we have with high school counselors and recommenders around the world. We see the value of the support you provide your students and we commend you.

Thank you for your assistance in helping students find their college home, which is our common goal!

If you are working with students who are exploring and looking to apply to Pacific University you can call 503-352-2218, email admissions@pacificu.edu, or contact the Pacific University Oregon Admissions Counselor assigned to your unique area for any assistance.

Who are the Pacific University students?

The Pacific students value building close personal relationships with friends, mentors, faculty members, and academic and career counselors. They mix their rigorous academic experiences with meaningful researchcommunity engagement and life experiences – all of which help them become successful and active citizens and community leaders.

In high school, these students were challenging themselves academically and participating in many community organizations and extracurricular activities. The average GPA for an incoming freshman is a weighted 3.70 GPA, yet any student with above a 3.00 cumulative GPA will find success at Pacific.

All incoming Pacific students will be evaluated for transfer credits based on enrollment in dual-credit, IB, or AP programs. Each of which is evaluated individually through Pacific’s Advising Center, learn more here

Application Requirements

All applicants go through an individual holistic review process by their assigned admission counselor representing their city.  There is a focus on a student’s overall academic profile, therefore we encourage applicants to have challenged themselves throughout their high school career by taking several advanced areas of study. Note that Pacific does not have specific course requirements for admittance.

Completed Application to Pacific University Includes:

  • Official high school transcript 
  • Complete application submitted via Common Application
    • No fees, free application for all applicants
  • Optional Official SAT or ACT scores

Most up-to-date application details can be found here.

Application Deadlines

  • Early Action Application Deadline – Nov 1
  • Early Action II Application Deadline – Jan 15 
  • Rolling Admissions – Jan 16 to July 31

Financial Aid

Here at Pacific, good grades earn students money!

It takes hard work and perseverance to succeed academically. At Pacific, we want to reward student’s achievements and make it possible for them to develop their talents even further.

When admitted to Pacific University, first-year and transfers are automatically considered for $20,000 to $30,000 in renewable academic scholarships.

There is also the option for incoming students to apply for competitive renewable scholarships unique to Pacific and are based on the special interest and talents of students – some of which include:

  • Music Talent Scholarships
  • Computer Science Scholarships
  • Art, Design & Art History Talent Award
  • and many more!

Students are encouraged to fill out the FAFSA/ORSSA and select Pacific University as one of their colleges (CEEB: 003212) to be eligible for additional need-based aid. Please visit our Financial Aid webpage for more information.

Visiting Campus

We encourage prospective students, families, counselors and community groups to check out the campus visit page for updates on our campus visit options.

Check out our Virtual Tour of campus from the comfort of your desk!

An optimal time for current seniors to visit with the Pacific community is during our fall events called Senior Preview Scholarship Days where students can receive a $1,000 renewable scholarship for visiting ($4,000 over four years).

Thank you!

All high school counselors and recommenders— we appreciate you!