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About Pacific

Students in the Rose Garden near Burns Tower

Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. Our student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while our distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day.

University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with three distinct campuses united under one common goal: to educate and prepare the leaders of tomorrow through intensive academic study, experiential learning, and service to the community. The university offers more than 80 undergraduate areas of study in 11 schools and colleges, more than 30 graduate and professional programs and 12 accelerated programs.

The university's distinctive Northern California footprint includes its Stockton Campus, widely recognized as one of the most beautiful private university campuses in the West; its San Francisco Campus, home to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and graduate programs in health care and technology fields; and the Sacramento Campus, home to the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and graduate programs in health, education, public policy, public administration, data science and organizational behavior. The student population is made up of more than 3,600 undergraduates and more than 1,300 graduate and professional students. Pacific students benefit from small class sizes with an average class size of 18 and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Explore and learn more about Pacific ...

Campus visit and maps

Information on visiting Pacific's campuses in Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco

University fast facts

General University facts and figures, including enrollments, student demographics, tuition and more

Pacific's Values

Our shared values are at the heart of who we are as Pacificans and represent what we do best.

Administration

Pacific's leadership and administrative units

Strategic planning

University of the Pacific's strategic plan, Pacific 2020, is currently in the implementation phase. more

Our History and mission

Founded July 10, 1851, Pacific is California's first institution of higher learning

Alumni of distinction

An introduction to some of Pacific's notable alumni

Commitment to student success

A showcase of the achievement and success of Pacific's students and alumni.

Newsroom

The latest University news and information

Downtown Stockton

Guide to Stockton

Find the best places to eat, shop and have fun in our interactive guide.

Sustaining Pacific

Learn how Pacific implements sustainable practices throughout campus

Sustaining Pacific
Explore Campus Life

Explore Campus Life

activities, dining, housing, safety, student services & more...