Why study at University of the Pacific

Through your studies at Pacific, you can expect to acquire specialized skills and essential knowledge while experiencing personal growth. Having an established set of goals allows Pacific to assess outcomes at the university level, which leads to continuous improvement and innovation of our teaching approach.

Invaluable experiences

Nationally recognized programs—Our engineering, health science and liberal arts programs all enjoy national recognition and a reputation for teaching excellence.

An education that fits you

  • We offer over 100 majors and minors, ensuring that you can pursue a degree aligned with your interests and passions
  • With accelerated programs and flexible study options, our students benefit from a quality education that fits into their life

Pacific's personalized approach—As a Pacific student, you receive personalized education in a small class setting, allowing you to form meaningful relationships with your professors and engage deeply in your field of study.

Indispensable connections

Connections that start careers—Pacific offers a wide variety of unique internships with local and national corporations, including opportunities to collaborate with our growing network of successful alumni.

Graduate career-ready—With all the practical experience and personal connections afforded to Pacific students, it's no surprise that 91% of our graduates who responded to our survey are working in their field or pursuing further education within six months of graduation.

Build connections that last a lifetime

  • Finding people who share your passions is easy with so many opportunities to connect inside and outside the classroom
  • Pacific offers over 150 clubs and student organizations, so you're sure to find something that resonates with you

Unparalleled opportunities

A three-campus ecosystem—Our campuses in Sacramento, San Francisco and Stockton place you at the epicenter of some of the fastest growing and most dynamic industries in the country, with each campus offering the Pacific standard of excellence in innovative and student-centered education.

Education that earns

  • Investing in a Pacific education means investing in an individualized learning experience that focuses on personal growth and practical application. See student achievement data.
  • It's this unique approach that prepares our graduates to step into the workforce career-ready and places them among the second highest alumni salary earners in California.

A campus that builds community—Our Stockton Campus is ranked as one of the most beautiful and picturesque in the U.S., but what we're most proud of is the collaborative community and personal growth that's fostered here.