University of the Pacific

Stockton, California, United States
University of the Pacific's mission is to provide a superior, student-centered learning experience integrating liberal arts and professional education and preparing individuals for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities.



University of the Pacific is an independent, coeducational university serving more than 6,400 students on three campuses in Stockton, San Francisco and Sacramento. It was established by pioneering Methodist ministers in 1851 as California's first chartered institution of higher learning. Pacific has earned widespread recognition for its deep commitment to teaching and learning.


University of the Pacific is fully accredited and offers more than 80 undergraduate areas of study and 18 graduate programs in 9 schools and colleges and a continuing education program.Pacific offers numerous opportunities for students to conduct undergraduate research and have real-world, hands-on experience during their studies, working closely with top faculty members.The university sponsors a number of Centers and Institutes as part of its distinctive academic and research mission, and students have many opportunities to work for these institutions, participate in community programs and research, and make connections for their future.


The Institutional Research office serves the university by investigating the processes of higher education, providing analytical data management, meeting both internal and external information reporting needs, and supporting decision making.


The Career Resource Center (CRC) engages undergraduate and graduate students in the career development process to help them achieve their professional goals. The CRC offers resources for students, alumni, and employers to connect with one another in order to find and fill career opportunities that impart meaningful contributions to their communities.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Student services

Support Services are here to make your life on campus easier. Get information about your student account, loans, financial aid, insurance, health services, or counseling. Get help with academic success, your computer, access your PacificCard, or get help because of a disability; it's all here.

Housing services

There are many housing options available.

Library services

The University Library delivers its services from two facilities. The main library, the William Knox Holt Memorial Library, provides resources in the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, music, business, education, natural and physical sciences, and engineering. The focus of the Rite Aid Information Commons is on pharmacy and physical therapy resources.

Medical services

We provide primary care services for the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries, routine physicals, immunizations, referrals, medication management and women's care. For more details, see the services page. If you are 17 years or younger, a consent for treatment of minors must be on file prior to receiving medical care.

Student Life

Campus life

There are dozens of campus student clubs, Greek organizations, professional organizations, and academic activities that are open to the campus community. Whether you are looking for a political cause, a way to meet people of your faith or ethnicity, or simply want a snow-boarding partner or want to see a concert or movie, it's easy to find interesting activities or events around campus.Pacific's Stockton campus has its own movie theater, a museum, several gymnasiums, a fitness center, live theatrical performances, a concert hall, and even a small student-oriented nightclub that hosts local bands and comedians.

Student clubs

The mission of the Fraternity & Sorority Life Office (FSLO) is to foster the learning and development of students who affiliate with social fraternities and sororities at University of the Pacific. The Fraternity & Sorority Life Office will provide opportunities and support for our community to be a relevant and contributing part of fulfilling the mission of both the Division of Student Life and the institution.

Stockton, California, United States