#14 Best Private Colleges in California

University of the Pacific

Stockton, California

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University of the Pacific overview
Location Stockton, California
Online pacific.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
University of the Pacific overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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University of the Pacific, located in Stockton, California, is a private institution established in 1851 and is distinguished as the oldest chartered university in the state. Offering a suburban campus environment, the university is situated approximately 80 miles east of downtown San Francisco. The campus features a blend of modern and historic architecture, including the notable Burns Tower. The academic profile of Pacific is comprehensive, with particularly well-regarded programs in Pharmacy, Music, and Dentistry, and it maintains a moderately selective admissions process. The university provides a range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional education through its 11 schools and colleges. On-campus housing is available to students, including residence halls and apartment-style living options. Not widely known for its athletic programs, University of the Pacific's participation in NCAA Division I athletics?the Pacific Tigers?brings a level of competitive sports to campus life.

In the most recent statistical year 5,891 prospective students applied, and 5,492 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 847 enrolled in the school.  5,530 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 747 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $52,918 plus fees of $764. UOP is ranked 161 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












UOP is rated within the top 26% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very High
University of the Pacific overview
SAT 1120/1423
ACT 25/33
GPA 3.58

Applications Accepted

University of the Pacific overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $55

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for University of the Pacific
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,152
Other Fees$764
Room and Board $14,420
Budget for Other Expenses$3,051
Total One Year Cost$72,305

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$81,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

69% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of the Pacific students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 17%
Biology 13%
Engineering 8%
Health Professions 8%
Social Sciences 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=120883 IPEDS survey data for University of the Pacific.

Current students may use the University of the Pacific GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.