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About Pacific

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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. 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. Our Stockton campus is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study. Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Undergraduates make up more than half of the total University population, with 3,810 undergraduates enrolled for the 2014-2015 academic year. Pacific students benefit from small class sizes with an average class size of 19 and student-faculty ratio of 14:1. While 93 percent of Pacific students come from California, 22 other states and 30 foreign countries are also represented. Explore this section and learn more about Pacific...

Campus Visit/Maps

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

Virtual Tour and Galleries

University photos, videos, webcams and a virtual tour

University Fast Facts

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


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 & Mission

A brief overview of the history and mission of University of the Pacific

Success Stories

An introduction to some of Pacific's notable alumni


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.

Safety @ Pacific

Learn how to keep safe or report a crime on campus

Safety @ Pacific
Beyond Our Gates

Beyond Our Gates

Discover how Pacific is building stronger partnerships with the community

Sustaining Pacific

Learn how Pacific implements sustainable practices throughout campus

Sustaining Pacific