#6 Best Private Colleges in Oregon

Pacific University

Forest Grove, Oregon

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Student Population
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Location Forest Grove, Oregon
Online pacificu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Forest Grove, Oregon, Pacific University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 2,524 prospective students applied, and 2,186 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 416 enrolled in the school.  3,725 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 213 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $45,344 plus fees of $1,058. Pacific is ranked 388 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Pacific is rated within the top 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1060/1260
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.6
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jul 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Pacific University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,050
Other Fees$1,058
Room and Board $12,905
Budget for Other Expenses$1,800
Total One Year Cost$62,157

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$46,800 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
61% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Pacific University students
Subject Percent of Class
Biology 13%
Health Professions 11%
Education 10%
Social Sciences 9%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209612 IPEDS survey data for Pacific University.

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