Acceptance Rate


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University of the Pacific

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

    Private, Not-For-Profit

  • Acceptance Rate:


  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

  • Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


  • Website

  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Located in Stockton, CA, University of the Pacific is a private university. The university covers an area of 175 acres. In 1851, University of the Pacific was founded. Notably, the official colors of the university are orange and black. Out of total 6,447 (2019) students enrolled at UP, 3,640 belong to undergraduate courses while 2,807 are postgraduate students. The school has a total of 431 full-time; 461 part-time academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Around 94% of the students are 24 and under at University of the Pacific. At UP around 38% are Asian, 22% are white, and 21% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 52% of the students are females and 48% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its 169 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Jamie Lee Curtis (Author, Actor), Bridget Marquardt (Television producer, Film Producer), Janet Leigh (Author, Actor), and Robert Culp (Television director, Screenwriter). The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. It also encourages its students to participate in athletics, as it helps in building character. UP offers a total of 168 undergraduate and graduate programs, including both residential and online. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education), ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association), and NASM (National Association of Schools of Music). $463 million (2019) is the total value of endowment of the University of the Pacific.

Location & Contact





3601 Pacific Ave


It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a university and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the university has a ranking. University of the Pacific has been ranked at the 238th position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the university based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

    15th Jan

  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    1120 - 1350



  • ACT Range

    22 - 30

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


Admission to the university is easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 3 admission thresholds. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $35. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 1120-1360 to improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 23 might also given admission but the average ACT score at University of the Pacific is 27. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95211-0197, or call (209) 946-2011.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for Rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


  • Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year Cost


The next two things to keep in mind before applying to UP are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $70,300. This cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($49,588), books and supplies ($1,971), room and boarding ($13,408), and budget for other expenses ($4,495). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • Business Administration, Management...

    151 Graduates

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

    74 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    73 Graduates

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

    52 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    41 Graduates

  • Dental Support Services and Allied...

    31 Graduates

  • Computer Science

    30 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    30 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    41 Graduates

  • Dental Support Services and Allied...

    31 Graduates

  • Computer Science

    30 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    30 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    27 Graduates

  • Civil Engineering

    20 Graduates

  • Communication and Media Studies

    17 Graduates

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

    16 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    16 Graduates

  • Music

    16 Graduates

  • Sociology

    16 Graduates

  • Area Studies

    15 Graduates

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

    15 Graduates

  • Communication Disorders Sciences an...

    15 Graduates

  • Engineering-Related Fields

    13 Graduates

  • Economics

    12 Graduates

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering

    11 Graduates

  • Computer Engineering

    10 Graduates

  • Design and Applied Arts

    9 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    9 Graduates

  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

    8 Graduates

  • Applied Mathematics

    8 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    7 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    7 Graduates

  • Human Resources Management and Serv...

    6 Graduates

  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

    6 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    5 Graduates

  • Engineering Physics

    5 Graduates

  • History

    5 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    5 Graduates

  • East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

    3 Graduates

  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts

    3 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    3 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    2 Graduates

  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

    2 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    2 Graduates

  • Social Sciences, General

    2 Graduates

  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

    1 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    1 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    1 Graduates

  • Physics

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

97% / 3%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$72,621 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and 76% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

orange and black

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)





Swimming and Diving


Water Polo

Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country

Field Hockey



Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Water Polo

Beach Volleyball

Campus Security

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $13,408 per year for living on campus. At University of the Pacific, students are offered well-cooked food keeping in mind their health and nutritional requirements. Additionally, the university offers a wide assortment of dining and meal options to the students. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At UP, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 48% and 52%, respectively.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$13,250 - $27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$138 - $280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at UP to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average financial aid at University of the Pacific is around $25,894 and the federal grant is $5,267. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $8,184, while the institutional aid is $25,894. At UP, the total amount of need-based scholarships/grants awarded to students stands at $2,703,354 per year. On the other hand, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants offered in a year add up to $14,682,838.

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