University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific

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.

Top reasons to study here

  • The goal of the University is to educate and prepare the leaders of tomorrow through intensive academic study, experiential learning, service to the community.
  • Student-focused
  • Comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

Pre-Master's Programmes

Medicine & Health (1)



University of the Pacific was established July 10, 1851, as California's first chartered institution of higher learning. It was founded by pioneering Methodist ministers and remains the only Methodist-related university in California. 


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 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.


Career Services supports students in developing and achieving career goals that lead to meaningful lives. Navigate the map below to find out where students have had internships, been hired, or accepted into graduate programs. Menu can be found by clicking the square at the top left corner of the map.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

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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.

Library services

The Sacramento campus and law library serves both the University community and the McGeorge School of Law. The campus library cooperates with the University Libraries system in supporting the education and research needs of University of the Pacific students and faculty by providing study and research space and partnering with Stockton-based reference librarians.

Medical services

Student Health Services offers comprehensive medical care to all Sacramento, Stockton and San.

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.

Sports facilities

Pacific Recreation provides a comprehensive list of programs and services to meet the fitness and leisure needs of the diverse Pacific community. Our goal: Maximum participation & enjoyment!

Student clubs

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Club (ADR)
  • American Constitution Society
  • Artificial Intelligence at McGeorge
  • Asian/Pacific American Law Student Association 
  • Barbeque Counsel
  • Black Law Student Association

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Very much fine as a business school

A great academic oportunity at Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Perú)
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Quality of education is excellent. But need more extra-academic activities. Also the campus is not too big and doesn't have a lot of green areas.

Team Work and Cooperation
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Actually it was a brand new experience for me to study in an evironment where people work together to achieve good results, this can be improved if students cooperate with each other during group discussions.

Stockton, California, United States

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