Why Study at University of the Pacific?

Because the life you want to live starts here. Because you’ll find small class sizes for more attention from professors. Because you’ll learn by doing, thanks to research, internships and group projects.

Because University of the Pacific is like the world itself at its best: Diverse. Inspiring. Empowering.

Stockton: Best of both worlds

Want to study in the U.S. without crazy crowds or the stress of a giant city?
Stockton, in beautiful California, offers culture and fun in a medium-sized city.


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90-minute drive to exciting San Francisco.

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“Mediterranean climate”: hot, dry summers and mild winters.

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Cinemas, live music venues, an opera house, professional sports, museums and more.

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Annual festivals celebrating Chinese New Year, Colombian Independence Day and more.

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Close to Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park and other popular hiking and recreation areas.

Academics: A rich, inspired education

University of the Pacific is the 12th best American college for alumni salaries above expectation.* It’s not just about what you pay for college – it’s what you get back. And Pacific offers a wealth of knowledge and inspiration.

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Oldest university in California.


13:1 student-to-faculty ratio.


Average class size: 19 students.

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Rated a Best-Value College in the U.S. by ``The Economist`` magazine.


80+ degrees to choose from at Pacific.


Ranked #8 nationally for earnings based on academic major.*

Legacy and Innovation

University of the Pacific has a long tradition of promoting a student-focused
and experiential curriculum to foster the next generation of world leaders.


6,000+ undergraduate and graduate students.

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Ranked #9 national university campus for ethnic diversity.**


#60 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs***


Named #15 in “America’s coolest school” list.****

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17 top tier Division I sports programs for men and women.

*The White House College Scorecard
**Bloomberg Businessweek
***U.S. News & World Report
****The Sierra Club
*****Multiple surveys by college ranking organizations

80+ degrees, including the one for you.

At University of the Pacific, you can major in anything from Chemistry to Jazz Studies to International Affairs and Commerce. In fact, many Pacific students choose to double major!