Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates who are prepared for personal and professional success.
Located in the central California town of Stockton, the University of the Pacific is a private university, established in 1851. Originally a Methodist institution, Pacific now carries no set religious affiliation.
In addition to its liberal arts based College of the Pacific, courses are taught at the schools of Business, Health Sciences, Engineering, Law, Dentistry, and Education. The Conservatory of Music at Pacific has been running for over 135 years, offering degree courses in vocal and instrumental performance, and in music therapy and history. As well as the campus in Stockton, Pacific has locations in San Francisco, which offers courses such as an MS in Analytics, and Sacramento, which offers a doctorate in Education.
Offered within the College of the Pacific is the School of International Studies, which provides an interdisciplinary education with the aim of providing students with an engaged, globalized education. Courses carry a Study Abroad requirement, and in the past students have travelled to over sixty countries across the globe.
Three of the most popular majors are business, pre-pharmacy and sports sciences. Students can choose from over 150 student clubs and organizations as well as 12 on-campus Greek chapters. University of the Pacific is committed to environmental sustainability and the university is home to the environmental papers of John Muir. During Homecoming, campus groups compete against one another in the Lip Sync battle and other games.
Alumni include four members of Congress, composer Yoshiaki Onishi, astronaut Jose Hernandez, rock musician Chris Isaak, and actor Dean Butler.
U.S. News National University Rankings 2016 placed the university the111th. Washington Monthly National Universities Rankings 2016 placed it the 118th.
Pacific offers more than 100 academic programs and more than 60 undergraduate degrees. Numerous graduate degrees are offered, including doctoral degrees in over 15 departments in five schools and colleges.
The most popular majors by the number of registered students are business administration and management, biological sciences, elementary education and teaching, business/marketing, engineering, health professions, education.
The 2016 U.S. News & World Report ranking of U.S. colleges and universities ranked University of Pacific's undergraduate program tied for the 108th in the "national universities" category. Among graduate programs, USN&WR ranked Pharmacy the 48th best in the country, Speech-Language Pathology 84th best, and Physical Therapy the 99th best. - The 2016 U.S. News & World Report ranking of U.S.