University of the Pacific

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School Overview

The University of the Pacific, often referred to as just “UOP” (not be confused with University of Phoenix), is a private, four-year university located in Stockton, California. The University was first established in 1851 in Santa Clara as the California Wesleyan College. It later moved to San Jose and then to its current location in 1923 where its name was changed to University of the Pacific.

General Information

Admission Office

3601 Pacific Avenue

Stockton, CA 95211-0197

(209) 946-2211

(800) 959-2867

Fax: (209) 946-2413

Contact: Rich Toledo

Director of Admissions
Main Address

3601 Pacific Avenue

Stockton, CA 95211-0197

(209) 946-2011

Total undergrads: 3,457

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 882

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,443

Graduate enrollment: 638


Suburban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 69%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 82%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $28,980 $30,880 $32,230 $34,100 +5.80%
Books and Supplies $1,386 $1,566 $1,638 $1,620 -1.10%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $9,210 $10,118 $10,616 $11,142 +4.95%
Other $2,934 $2,970 $3,042 $2,979 -2.07%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $9,288 $10,152 $10,872 $10,980 +0.99%
Other $3,618 $3,870 $3,996 $3,897 -2.48%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $42,510 $45,534 $47,526 $49,841 +4.87%
In-state Off Campus $43,272 $46,468 $48,736 $50,597 +3.82%
In-state with Family $30,366 $32,446 $33,868 $35,720 +5.47%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $33,600
In-state Student Fees $150
Out-of-state Tuition $33,600
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $150

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 787 89%
Grant or scholarship aid 764 87% $14,899,821 $19,502
• Federal grants 259 29% $1,478,010 $5,707
• Pell grants 257 29% $971,760 $3,781
• Other federal grants 247 28% $506,250 $2,050
State and local government grant or scholarships 263 30% $2,338,447 $8,891
Institutional scholarships or grants 761 86% $11,083,364 $14,564
Student loan financial aid 505 57% $2,382,710 $4,718
• Federal student loans 505 57% $2,382,710 $4,718
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 769 262 713
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 3
Asian Studies/civilization 3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 116 8
Biochemistry 14
Biology/biological Sciences, General 102 8
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 174 28
Business Administration and Management, General 164 28
Organizational Behavior Studies 10
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 29 5
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 29 5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 10
Computer Science 9
Information Science/studies 1
Education 29 105 25
Curriculum and Instruction 38
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 34 25
Elementary Education and Teaching 19
Music Teacher Education 10 3
Special Education and Teaching, General 30
Engineering 56
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 14
Civil Engineering, General 15
Computer Engineering, General 4
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 7
Engineering Physics/applied Physics 4
Mechanical Engineering 12
Engineering Technology, General 14
Engineering/industrial Management 14
English Language and Literature/letters 20
English Language and Literature, General 20
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 22
French Language and Literature 4
Japanese Language and Literature 6
Spanish Language and Literature 12
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 56 33 381
Athletic Training/trainer 5
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 34 27
Dental Hygiene/hygienist 17
Dentistry 141
orthodontics/orthodontology 5
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 1 3
Pharmacy 202
Physical Therapy/therapist 35
History 9
History, General 9
Legal Studies, General 67 306
American/u.s. Law/legal Studies/jurisprudence 2
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law 4
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law 25
Law 306
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other 36
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 13
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 3
Mathematics and Statistics 7
Applied Mathematics, General 3
Mathematics, General 4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 31
Biological and Physical Sciences 6
International/global Studies 24
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 6
Environmental Science 4
Environmental Studies 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 48 2
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General 47 2
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 1
Physical Sciences 6
Chemistry, General 4
Geology/earth Science, General 1
Physics, General 1
Psychology 21 8 1
Educational Psychology 7
Psychology, General 21 1
School Psychology 1
Social Sciences 56 6
Economics, General 18
International Relations and Affairs 6
Political Science and Government, General 21
Social Sciences, General 1
Sociology 16
Visual and Performing Arts 43
Art/art Studies, General 2
Commercial and Advertising Art 8
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 6
Fine/studio Arts, General 8
Music Management 3
Music Performance, General 7
Music Theory and Composition 2
Music, General 7
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music History/Literature B
Music Management/Merchandising B
Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems B


Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B


Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Engineering Physics B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Engineering/Industrial Management B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Japanese B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Dental Hygiene B
Music Therapy B
Speech-Language Pathology B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Geosciences B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of the Pacific Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (209) 946-2011
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95211-0197
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 6,447
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 66%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 6,447 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $49,588
Out-of-state Tuition: $49,588
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $31,026

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of the Pacific Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of the Pacific.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 22
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 31
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Education 253
Engineering 61
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4
Health Professions and Related Programs 463
History 1
Legal Professions and Studies 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 31
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 132
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2
Social Sciences 61
Visual and Performing Arts 10
Grand total 60308

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of the Pacific and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $49,588
Out-of-state $49,588
Books and supplies $1,971

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $49,374
Out-of-state $49,374

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 920 97%
Grant or scholarship aid 919 96% $31,026
Student loan aid 513 54% $6,716

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,324 90% $29,398
Federal student loans 1,909 52% $6,697

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of the Pacific. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of the Pacific students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 13,096 4,979 8,117
Percent admitted 100% 66% 66%
Percent admitted who enrolled 6% 7% 5%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of the Pacific Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 6,447
Undergraduate enrollment 3,640
Graduate enrollment 2,807

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of the Pacific Accreditation

This institution is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Endodontics
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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