University of the Pacific



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 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

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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


The University of the Pacific is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Student Reviews

We must never stop learning!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

During my university studies I have acquired knowledge of design, pattern making and clothing, drawing, flats, technical sheets, marketing, management, accounting and branding. On the other hand, I know how to use Adobe Photshop, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Exel programs. Therefore, I believe that my career is very complete since I have design and administrative...

A girl from Hungary who received the NCAA Elite 90 Award twice in a row for having a 4.0 GPA and competing in the university's water polo team needs financial support to achieve many more of her dreams!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The professors at the EBS at Pacific are always helpful and professional!

Unbreakable passion
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I started studying at the Universidad del Pacifico in Chile, unfortunately I studied for three years and the university closed. I finished my studies at the inacap technical institute where I could complete and finish my degree. I learned the history of design, architecture, costume and general history, I also learned about textiles, how to design, we did fashion shows,...

Stockton, California, United States

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