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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
2,845 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
93.7% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
275 Graduates


The median tuition at Pacific University is $40,120, which is $7,910 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,130.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 83% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Pacific University received 2,845 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5.29% annual decline. Out of those 2,845 applicants, 2,242 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 78.8% acceptance rate.

There were 3,909 students enrolled at Pacific University in 2016, and 74% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pacific University has an overall enrollment yield of 19.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Pacific University has a total enrollment of 3,909 students. The full-time enrollment at Pacific University is 3,664 students and the part-time enrollment is 245. This means that 93.7% of students enrolled at Pacific University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.6% White, 13.5% Asian, 10% Hispanic or Latino, 6.98% Two or More Races, 1.87% Black or African American, 1.48% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.79% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pacific University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (14.4%), followed by White Male (10.3%) and Asian Female (3.79%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (17.7%), followed by White Male (7.5%) and Asian Female (5.35%).

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In 2016, 309 more women than men graduated from Pacific University. The majority of students graduating from Pacific University are White. These 633 graduates mean that there were 5.28 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 120 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Pacific University is General Business Administration & Management with 49 graduates, followed by Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 43 graduates and General Biological Sciences with 41 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Pacific University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is English, with 64 graduates, followed by Psychology with 149 graduates and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure with 43 graduates.


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Pacific University has an endowment valued at nearly $62.7M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.11M (1.77%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Pacific University had a total expenditure of $107M. Of that $107M, they spent $52.8M on salaries and $17.5M on benefits.

Pacific University employs 123 Assistant professors, 84 Associate professors, and 65 Professors. Most academics at Pacific University are Female Assistant professors (77), Female Associate professors (46), and Male Assistant professors (46).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pacific University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 133 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 70 employees, and Management with 58 employees.



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