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Pacific University
Forest Grove, OR
Pacific University, founded in 1849, is a church-affiliated university. Programs are offered in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences. Its 55-acre campus is located in Forest Grove, 25 miles west of Portland.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,924
   Women 1,146 (59.6%)
   Men 778 (40.4%)
Graduate Students 1,886
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 79% of 3,004 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.63
SAT Math 500-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 490-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities X      
Cost of Attendance $55,606
  Tuition and Fees $41,054
  Room and Board $11,822
Average Percent of Need Met 76%
Average Freshman Award $33,197
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 271
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Forest Grove Population 21,961
Nearest Metropolitan Area Portland
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 94% of freshmen, 59% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
12.4% Asian
1.7% Black/African-American
12.9% Hispanic/Latino
12.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2.6% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
53.2% White
4.2% Unknown
International Students 1.6%
First-Year Students Returning 77.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 64.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported