University Of The Pacific

University Of The Pacific

University of the Pacific, also referred to as UOP or Pacific, is a private university in Stockton, California, United States. It was founded on July 10, 1851, with the name California Wesleyan College. In 1911, the name was changed to College of the Pacific (COP). In 1925, the campus, which was earlier located in the Bay Area, was relocated to Central Valley city of Stockton. In 1961, the college was finally renamed to University of the Pacific. Pacific is the oldest chartered university in California. Its campus spreads across more than 170 acres of urban land. The University grants admission to more than 3,000 students every year.

The colleges and schools under University of the Pacific include the following:

  • Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
  • College of the Pacific
  • Conservatory of Music
  • Eberhardt School of Business
  • Gladys L. Benerd School of Education
  • McGeorge School of Law
  • School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • School of International Studies
  • The Office of Research and Graduate Studies
  • Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

The University's sports teams are called the Tigers. The official mascot is the Power Cat. Students participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and water polo.

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University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton , CA 95211-0197
General Phone: (209) 946-2011

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Pacific Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medicine361dentistry, dental clinical sciences, orthodontology, pharmacy, pharmaceutics and drug design
Law343law, legal research
Business and Management160business management, organizational behavior
Science137biology, biochemistry, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Liberal Arts135Asian studies, East Asian studies, area studies, African-American studies, Japanese language, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, ...
Therapy and Counseling130psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, educational psychology, communication disorders, music therapy, physical therapy
Education and Teaching119education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, elementary school teaching, music teaching
Engineering61bioengineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, mechanical engineering, engineering management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy53parks and recreation studies, health and physical education
Media35communication studies
Music23music, music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition, music management
Medical Support and Technology22dental hygienist
Computer Science and Engineering19information science, computer science, computer engineering
Mathematics11mathematics, applied mathematics
Fine Arts5fine arts, art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Photography and Commercial Art3commercial art
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy, religion
Art Studies1art studies
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental studies

Number of programs and degrees for Pacific in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree72663
Master's degree19124
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship676
Doctor's degree - professional practice6413

Pacific Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pacific had a total enrollment of 6,235 students (6,263 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 56%
Graduate 44%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 44%
Black 3%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 29%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 24%
20-21 24%
22-24 23%
25-29 17%
30-34 5%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%
State unknown1%
New York1%

Pacific Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 82 %
Part-Time 100 %

Pacific Room and Board (2007)

Pacific offers campus housing for 2,231 of its 6,263 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Stockton, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Pacific Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500620
SAT Math530670
SAT Writing500620
ACT Verbal2127
ACT Math2229
ACT Composite2228

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT36%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Pacific Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 30,880
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 30,880
Room and board $ 10,118
Room charge $ 5,080
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,038
Books and supplies $ 1,566
Other expenses $ 2,214

Financial Aid:
Pacific participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 132900)

Pacific Faculty

Pacific has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track6873
Non-tenured and not on tenure track6249

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year32$130,1586$92,209
Associate professorcalendar year32$98,60212$93,772
Assistant professorcalendar year33$88,02438$84,085
Instructorcalendar year0*3$63,156
Lecturercalendar year0*1*
No academic rankcalendar year2*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year99$104,18360$85,054

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year68$102,02324$88,921
Associate professoracademic year49$74,80241$75,588
Assistant professoracademic year43$65,61848$60,741
Instructoracademic year6$44,2748$56,288
Lectureracademic year7$66,1554$76,299
All faculty totalacademic year173$81,810125$71,234

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Pacific Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Big West Conference
Baseball Big West Conference
Track Big West Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports64101165

Pacific Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering/Industrial Management
Mechanical Engineering

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Area Studies, Other
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])

Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Management and Merchandising
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Communication Disorders, General
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Music Therapy/Therapist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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What Sets Pacific Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Pacific Number of degree programs
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Pacific Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in law
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Pacific % of degrees in law
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Pacific % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Pacific % of degrees in medicine
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Pacific Number of students
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Pacific Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Pacific Dorm rooms per full-time student
Student SAT scores
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Pacific Student SAT scores
% of degrees in music
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Pacific % of degrees in music
% of degrees in science
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Pacific % of degrees in science
Male % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Pacific Male % of student body
Minority % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 20%Pacific Minority % of student body

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checked Student employment services
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checked Option to study abroad
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