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University of the Pacific, also referred to as UOP or Pacific, is a private university in Stockton, California, United States. It was founded on July 10, 1851, with the name California Wesleyan College. In 1911, the name was changed to College of the Pacific (COP). In 1925, the campus, which was earlier located in the Bay Area, was relocated to Central Valley city of Stockton. In 1961, the college was finally renamed to University of the Pacific. Pacific is the oldest chartered university in California. Its campus spreads across more than 170 acres of urban land. The University grants admission to more than 3, 000 students every year. The colleges and schools under University of the Pacific include the following:
  • Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
  • College of the Pacific
  • Conservatory of Music
  • Eberhardt School of Business
  • Gladys L. Benerd School of Education
  • McGeorge School of Law
  • School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • School of International Studies
  • The office of Research and Graduate Studies
  • Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
The University's sports teams are called the Tigers. The official mascot is the Power Cat. Students participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and water polo.

Profile of University of The PacificThe campus of Pacific is in Stockton, California. which is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Pacific include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Pacific is known for its programs in science, music, medicine, and law.

Pacific Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 510. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 543 and 670.

The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Pacific has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Pacific had 6, 235 students enrolled (5, 807 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Pacific values student athletics, and belongs to the Big West Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University of the Pacifics 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. "Pacific Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Medicine367pharmacy, dentistry, pharmaceutics and drug design, orthodontology, dental clinical sciences
Law312law, legal research
Business and Management197business management, organizational behavior
Science127biology, biochemistry, biological and physical sciences, geology, physics, chemistry
Liberal Arts118international relations, English, political science, economics, sociology, history, area studies, international studies, . . .
Therapy and Counselling117communication disorders, psychology, physical therapy, educational psychology, school psychology, music therapy, Counselling psychology
Education and Teaching111elementary school teaching, educational administration, curriculum and instruction, music teaching, special ed, Education
Engineering45civil engineering, mechanical engineering, bioengineering, electrical engineering, engineering management, engineering physics
Media40communication studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy34health and physical education, parks and recreation studies
Music30music performance, music, music management, music theory and composition, music history and theory
Medical Support and Technology25dental hygienist
Computer Science and Engineering20computer engineering, computer science, information science
Photography and Commercial Art9commercial art
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, religion
Mathematics5mathematics, applied mathematics
Art Studies2art studies
Fine Arts1fine arts, art history and criticism
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies
Contact: PacificUniversity of The Pacific

3601 Pacific Ave

Stockton, California 95211-0197

General Phone: (209) 946-2011


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