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  • 12/23/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 out of 19 people found this review useful. 1 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Our school is one of a very few univerisities that offer accelerated pre-health profession programs. 2+3,3+3,4+3 pre-dentistry students are offered a guaranteed interview at Dugoni dental school in San Francisco if they maintain their requirements, which are very reasonable. Pre-dentistry students have to take a national dental school entry exam, DAT. Pre-pharmacy students don't have to take any type of national entry exams. 2+3,3+3,4+3 pre- pharmacy students are guaranteed to an interview at the UOP pharmacy school on campus as well. All 2+3 program students don't graduate with BS, however. If you want to become a pharmacist or a dentist fast, our school is a great school for you. Our school is also well known for music and education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Search all the programs that our school offer. They are great. Find the program that is right for you. A lot of students come for the accelerated programs. E-mail the school and ask for a current student with your major of interest. That is how I learned about this school and decided to come here.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is not cheap. However, the school is generous with scholarship. It is the only university that I know that offers any kind of scholarship to international students. It is the only university that I know that allows pre-pharmacy students to interact with pharmacy school directly. The school is willing to help anyone with financial difficulties. Financial office is very quick and good at their jobs. Also, the school is continuing to make new buildings. The University Center where students eat and biology building are two years old. They just finished building a new gym place and they are currently building a new dorm.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the welcoming and family like environment of this university. Because the school is small, students know each other very well. However, it doesn't mean we are limited to only meet people in same majors. I met people who are majoring in music and we made a jazz group, which is growing really fast. I feel very safe at the school. By the second year of college, you know everyone and the level of relationship that we share is deep. We are more than friends; we are a family. The school is ran by students and offers many opportunities for leadership. I am a part of professional fraternity and I already an elected board member for the next semester. The school is willing to support anyone interested in opening a club and such. Many of my friends are part of fraternity, clubs, and student government.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a 3+3 pre-dental student at the Pacific. Our school offers a great accelerated pre-health profession majors. I am working towards earning my BS in biology within three years. Because our school is small private college, all students work very closely with professors. They are willing to help and get to know all the students. They offer many chances for students to come for help or just to hang out with them. Undergraduates can work directly with professors in research and such. I am currently researching with my friends at one of our favorite biology professor. The atmosphere at research and classes are very warm and welcoming. The material that we learn is definitely not easy. Because our school is known for accelerated pre-health program, the professors demand and expect a high level of education and devotion from us. Unlike general education classes, science classes demand high level of understanding and knowledge. Exams are designed for us to think and utilize all the knowledge we learn from textbooks.

  • 01/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 9 people found this review useful. 2 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    UOP is great for students who are not afraid of Stockton environment, students who are willing do experience new things and enjoy the college life.

    Tips for prospective students

    For future students, I encourage you to choose this school for many reasons. This school has been voted to have a beautiful campus. The personnel at UOP are very friendly and very helpful if any questions arise. UOP also provides a large variety of majors for any incoming student and it would be great to have enthusiastic students on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Of course, the cost at UOP would be a little pricey because of being a private school but you do get your money's worth here on this campus. Again, with the class sizes you have a better chance of retaining the information for the prices that you are paying. UOP also provides many ways of payment that can help the students who need it

    Am enjoying being here

    Even though it is my first year and I don't really have anything to do yet I see a large potential for me to go out and find clubs and find a place to be within the school grounds. I have some past friends who attend here and they also agree that they have a great time at UOP

    Am learning a lot

    The environment at UOP is great and exciting. The class sizes are a huge advantage to the learning ability compared to other colleges. With the smaller class sizes the students can concentrate more and have a closer relationship with the professors that they come into contact with.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 3 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Stockton, CA was ranked #2 most miserable city to live in the U.S. last year. It was #1 the year before that, but the campus itself is relatively safe. The school spends a lot of money for campus security each year. There are small golf-cart-like cars called STRIPES that patrol the campus after 6PM. If students don't feel safe at night, they can also call STRIPES (starting at 6PM) to get rides to locations within the campus.

    Greek Life

    The fraternities at this school are infamous for their RUSH events and requirements. Beware!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many opportunities to participate in school life. Professional program clubs provide seminars and important speakers that will give a lot of beneficial information for students aiming for graduate school. Volunteering clubs meet every weekend to go to animal shelters, food drives, homeless shelters, local schools, etc. There are also clubs for anime lovers, Harry Potter fans, singers, martial artists, and so much more.

    Great for these types of students

    I recommend this school for prospective pre-pharmacy, pre-dentistry, pre-medical, pre-law, and music major students. UOP is well known for all those programs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The schools tiger mascot wanders around the campus every Friday. If you are wearing any type of school wear (T-shirt, sweats, hats, etc.) and the tiger spots you, he or she will give out free prizes! The prizes are usually a type of eatable treats, but it can also be shirts or hats that are worth about $20!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is expensive and it is getting more and more expensive every year.

    What to do for fun

    Besides the parties, there are weekly events and concerts you can attend. This school has some fantastic bands. Students can make reservations at the game room for video games or karaoke, gather in the Lair to watch football or basketball games, go swim, rock-climb, or play tennis in the school facilities, or go out of campus for some good food and shopping.

    Food and Dining

    Food is not so great. It is buffet style, but you might get tired of the menu pretty quickly. For car-less students, there are shuttles and city buses to go to the local mall and restaurants, but I would recommend that students always travel with 2 or 3 friends since Stockton is not the safest cities to be in.

    Dorm Life

    As a Freshman, I lived in the UOP honors dorms. 99% of residents there are in the pre-professional programs, so you end up taking the same science courses with your dorm neighbors. Because everyone is suffering and worrying about the same issues (biology exam, chemistry exam, etc.), it is super easy to find lifelong friends with similar interests. In non-honors dorms, you are more likely to meet a variety of students in different programs. Each dorm has a sister dorm in which the residents of both dorms have access into both buildings. Throughout the year, there are events like the Quad Olympics, Halloween decoration contest and other games among the dorms. All on-campus dorms are both sexes, divided by floors. All dorms are three stories high. Girls are usually on first and third floors; boys are usually on the second floor.

    Academic Rigor

    Science courses are very challenging but they are doable. It is fun because your classmates and you all suffer together. That's how you become close with everyone in the same program. General education courses are quite enjoyable get-aways from the science classes, but PACS 1, 2, and 3 (required for all students) can get annoying. The honors program has its extra honors class requirements.

    Tips for prospective students

    The majority of the students who come to this school come for the accelerated pre-professional (pharmacy and dentistry) programs. There are 2+3, 3+3 and 4+3 programs; first number is the years of undergraduate study and the second number is the years of graduate study. So a student in one of these programs will become a pharmacist or a dentist in 5, 6, or 7 years. UOP is also pretty known for its pre-law and music programs, but since I'm not a music major or pre-law, I don't have much to say about that. Tuition is expensive.

    In three sentences

    UOP is one of the few universities in the U.S. that has accelerated pre-pharmacy and pre-dentistry programs. I will gladly give this school four out of five stars for its high quality of education in the sciences. The lack of the fifth star is because of the school's location in Stockton, CA.

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who like the quiet suburban feel, or students who want to go to the East Coast but can't afford to. Walking onto this campus is like walking onto a school in the East, definitely with these brick buildings and tall trees which provide plenty of shade. Plus it's the 5th nicest campus in the US!

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and check this school out. It's a good school. I swear.

    Bang for the buck

    It's definitely a pricey school, but I feel like I'm getting a lot more adequate attention from my professors and they're always willing to help. Being in small classes, I'm able to get to know my teachers and they're able to get to know me! They have office hours and are always willing to stay after class to answer questions. It's great! Definitely pricey, but worth every penny.

    Am enjoying being here

    I did have a hard time getting used to being away from home, but this place is truly a great place to adjust. I'm surrounded by trees and green grass and fun people all the time. I've met lots of people whom I have a lot in common with and we've really hit it off! Plus there are many events here such as Tiger Nights (which are dances), Toga Parties, movie nights, fancy Fridays, and much much more!

    Am learning a lot

    Most universities/colleges don't allow students to get started on their majors until Sophomore or Junior year of college. As a Freshman at UOP I've already gotten a feel for what I will be doing as a sports medicine or Athletic Training major. Four weeks into classes and I've already learned how to tape ankles, wrists, and arches. I've also learned how to fit helmets, how to handle a person with a seizure, etc. Being a freshman at UOP, I've already been exposed to my major and can decide early on what I want and don't want to study in school. Many students have already decided that Athletic Training isn't for them because of this exposure.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 5 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are constantly police patrolling, and there is a service the school provides that gives rides to students back and forth to places especially at night.

    Greek Life

    There are many Greek life options, both social and professional. A big part of the school population is engaged with Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs at Pacific, holding booths all across campus and arranging activities and events for students who are and are not part of the club to participate in. There are also dances that the Greek life hold, both alcoholic and non alcoholic.

    Great for these types of students

    Pacific is a great school for students who want a degree in a few years because being a private school, Pacific guarantees giving students the units and classes they need to graduate on time. Pacific's social life is also very lively, where the weather is never too hot or too cold.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    All Greek life have their own unique traditions that occur every school year, which includes all students that are interested.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the school is quite expensive, the campus is very appealing and the professors are very engaged with the student's learning experience. The facilities are also updated and maintenance are always being done to improve the student's experience.

    What to do for fun

    The gym has a rock climbing wall, and there is a place a mile off campus called Miracle Mile that contains shopping, restaurants, and various attractions.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is not buffet style, so the food may be more expensive than expected. Be careful when buying food from the cafeteria and snacks from the grocery market, it is common for people to run out of meal points before the year is over.

    Dorm Life

    The campus is small so the cafeteria, gym, and library are very accessible. The dorms are very nice and roomy. They are usually doubles and occasionally triples in certain dorms. The dorms are not too large so it is easy to know everyone living in your building, the bathrooms are clean and so are the showers.

    Academic Rigor

    Although the classes are tough, especially the science classes, the teachers are very encouraging and are willing to take time to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is important to make sure you have time for your social life as well as your academic life. It is easy to get caught up in Greek life and hanging out with friends, don't take advantage of the small classes and friendly teachers. Take advantage, however, of the services that the school provides, such as STRIPES.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful and very welcoming. The professors know your name and care about how well you are doing in the class. The facilities are very convenient and constantly being made better.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe. The campus has its own police station and force.

    Greek Life

    There is a huge Greek life organization on campus. At least half of the students are Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something going on on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Greek; Athletes; Gay, Lesbian, Straight Alliance students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lots of Greek traditions. Large sitting rocks are constantly being painted by the different Greek houses.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is very very expensive but the financial aid department is pretty efficient and helpful.

    What to do for fun

    Swim- the school has an Olympic size pool that is heated year round. There are also a lot of different recreational leagues on campus and weekly events that many students attend.

    Food and Dining

    Food choice and quality on campus is excellent. Off campus there is a pretty wide variety within a five mile radius.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, however most students are Greek or athletes. I have heard good things about living in the dorms, and the students tend to have a strong bond.

    Academic Rigor

    The subject matter of the classes I have taken so far has not been exceedingly difficult, however I have mostly been in general education courses. I expect the more specialized courses to be more rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to advocate for yourself right from the beginning. The faculty is more than willing to work with students, however it may be a bit difficult to meet with specific people.

    In three sentences

    The University is overall a great scholarly environment. The campus is beautiful and always clean. The professors are approachable and well versed in their various subjects.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The UOP campus is the safest place in the city of Stockton and I have never felt that my safety has been in any way compromised. The surrounding areas can be a little sketchy though.

    Great for these types of students

    People who like to be in a tight-knit community and have extreme pride.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though it is pricey, from very graduate I have heard that it is totally worth every penny.

    Food and Dining

    They have a good selection of food from Mexican to deli to sushi and it has all been pretty darn good.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone I have talked to about Pacific has said that they teach you exactly what you need to be successful in life and in your career pathway.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus with a great selection of pathways. The people there are very helpful and are excited to tell you everything you want to know about UOP. Even though it is pricey, from very graduate I have heard that it is totally worth every penny.

  • 01/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Pacific is most known for their Pre Dental program and Pre Pharmacy program; however they have great Business, Speech Language Pathology, and Sports Med programs as well. Pacific is amazing if you enjoy having a small class size with more attention from the professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pros: graduate in 4 years garanteed, small class sizes, campus involvement, Cons: expensive, bad area,

    Bang for the buck

    Pacific, like all private universities, is very expensive. I have had to talk with financial aid numerous of times throughout my experience at Pacific. There are ways to get money for your education through Pacific's Private scholarships, FAFSA, Student Loans, and even Work Study. Pacific provides students with on campus jobs which are very flexible because they know that education is the most important. When I had to decide where I wanted to go to school it was between Pacific (a pricey school) or a Cal State or Community College (which would save me loads of money). I chose Pacific; and if I could go back and change schools if I wanted to I would still choose Pacific. I will be paying back loans probably for the rest of my life but it is definitely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am a Graphic Design major with a minor in Business. I applied to Pacific first of all because it was free application, but secondly I wanted to play water polo and major in art. Pacific was one of very few schools that provided both options, majoring in Graphic Design and having NCAA sports teams. After my first semester I wanted to get more involved, Pacific has countless of ways to do so. Greek Life, Ambassadors, Clubs, Community Service Opportunities, Resident Assistants, and Student Assistants are only few of the many ways to be involved. I decided that Greek Life was for me, though neither my family nor I ever expected me to be in a sorority. I love it at Pacific and have made many great friends I'll have for the rest of my life there. The class sizes being very small help students and professors to have a better relationship. By the second week professors know all the students' names. The relationship I have with my professors are not just teacher/student but they act like a mentor. I feel comfortable around them and they are willing to help me with things that aren't necessarily for their class. Pacific is in Northern California in Stockton. Stockton is known for not being a very pleasing place to be. No one goes anywhere alone when off campus. The school itself is like a whole different world than Stockton. We have our own campus security who have been reported to be very fast at reacting to calls. Students to get emails a lot about recent activity that occurs to students or people of Stockton getting in bad situations, such as mugging, or getting held up at gun point. The main thing to remember is to never travel alone.

    Am learning a lot

    Pacific's small class sizes allow professors to take more interest in their students which has helped me. Professors allow students to talk to them during their office hours and also after class. My professors have always been very helpful in teaching. It hasn't been all about grades for me but more about what I am learning and how I will use it in the future. During Finals week the Library is open 24 hours a day to provide a study safe environment.

  • 06/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For the health-care related students: Those who like to study (or if they don't like it, they can commit and study) For engineers: The coursework doesn't seem exceptionally hard, and my friends played LoL and other games a lot, so it seems to be a great program. (Don't get me wrong though, it does require work!) For conservatory: Fun happy people? For all other majors: Be happy! Be willing to explore! Do cool things. Great for everyone, I guess haha.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use all the resources you can! You have student advisors to help you along the way, faculty advisors to help you with questions on registration, friendly faces everywhere, and lots of places to hang out, so don't be shy to make friends. But before you enroll, you should ask yourself if you are really committed to this path. It's a lot of money and time and effort, and a lot of programs won't transfer coursework over to another study. But if you ever need help, you can always contact me (:

    Bang for the buck

    It's an expensive school, I'm not going to lie. But I think the promise of getting into grad school if you finish your 2/3/4 years on track is worth it. As a small campus, you feel close to your professors, there's lots of extracurriculars and sports activities to interest everyone, but there's great lab and study materials for those who wish to focus on their schoolwork. But honestly, I don't recommend going to UoP if you want a major that can be easily obtained elsewhere for less money.

    Am enjoying being here

    While I joined Pacific only for their excellent pharmacy program, I ended up staying because of the great experiences that I've had so far. I've branched out, joining six clubs my first semester and then eventually narrowing down my interests to just three. As a result, I've been super involved in many activities and hopefully as president and VP of two clubs and in becoming student advisor, I want to extend those feelings and interests to more students next year!

    Am learning a lot

    The courses are challenging. Some more than others, but that's life. I honestly have loved all the professors I've gotten here, and I can talk to them during office hours anytime I need to. They won't cut you a lot of slack, so be prepared to work, but if you truly enjoy learning, it's a great place to do so (and not just in classrooms!)

  • 07/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For students who want to excel, want to grow, and want to be able to look back and honestly say that they do not regret their choice of a university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always look into the schools you're applying to before you go head first into deciding. Be proactive! Don't wait until the last minute to decide to start researching. Once you're admitted and attending, keep up with your studies, your social life, and whatever else makes you happy so you don't fall behind on anything. Minimize the margin for error so it helps you in the long run.

    Bang for the buck

    Pacific is more expensive than CSUs and UCs but it's the correct fit for me. A great education, free tutoring, sports, Greek life, free gym membership, and so much more, it's hard to imagine myself at any other school. And besides, Pacific's financial aid services are great as well, helping students to find a way to attend. They don't leave you in the dust like other schools I had to deal with.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have made many friends since attending: I am a Student Advisor helping out with the incoming freshman class, I am a Residential Assistant helping to maintain orderly conduct in the residence halls, and I am an active member of the Pi Kappa Alpha, Kappa Nu chapter on campus as a scholarship chairman.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a Computer Science (BS) undergraduate student and I love Pacific! I've always been interested in Video Game Simulation and Development but I was worried that with no experience I would be unable to pursue it. It turned out that Pacific was a great way for me to get started. Professors are very helpful and there are so many tutoring resources that you can seek out.

  • 08/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for pharmacy, dental, business, and engineering students. We have a great new engineering building and engineers have many privileges on campus. The science courses are rigorous but you can guarantee that you will come out with the best skills and knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest that future students budget their money and make sure they know what they want to do because paying almost 50 k a year may not be the best plan if you are going to not know which path you are pursuing.

    Bang for the buck

    It is VERY pricy, maybe more that it should be, however I believe its one of the best educations and personal attention you can receive at a California university.

    Am enjoying being here

    Since the school is a beautiful small campus, you meet and befriend so many different people and can play sports on the grass or go hang out at the UC. Although its in stockton, it is in the great part of stockton. The only bad thing is that the school has faced its few townspeople intruding every now and then onto some unauthorized buildings.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a bioengineer pursuing a focus in medicine. Although every school has its few rotten apples when it comes to professors, UOP has remarkable professors who dedicate their time to helping you understand the material. The small class sizes allow you to get on a first name bases with the professor and the students. The courses are tough, specially the science ones, but you will be much better prepared for the real world and graduate school.

  • 10/09/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    I'm still a Senior in high school, but I live very close to this campus. Its very relaxing, has great events, and is in a good area.

    Will learn a lot

    My IB Biology teacher studied here.

  • 11/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Pacific is great for students who are hands on with teachers. Anyone who interacts a lot with their teachers would love it here since as I've mentioned, teachers know who is in class that day. It is also a great school for someone who wants a smaller campus, because the campus is very small and easy to navigate after two to three weeks. It is a nice school, and I think most people would be happy here.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are studying a foreign language I would suggest that you take as many years of it as you can while in High School. The language classes here are on a higher level, as are all classes, but language is the most prominent difference I have seen. One year of a foreign language is required for Liberal Arts students and one year is about three years of High School language, so study foreign language hard if your interested in the Liberal Arts. Another suggestion is keeping an eye on the scholarships available for incoming Freshman and apply for all of them, they can really help you pay for school, every little bit of aid you get counts. Also, for the MOVE trip as part of orientation, make sure to pick your location early so you don't end up in a location you didn't want. Spots do fill up quickly.

    Bang for the buck

    Pacific does charge nearly fifty thousand dollars for tuition. However, the school is worth the money. The small size is wonderful because if you aren't very good with directions, it's actually hard to get lost once you figure out the basic buildings like the dining hall, your dorm, and chances are at least Freshman year most of your classes will be in one central area or building. The hands on experience with teachers is great as well, and is worth the tuition just because of that fact. Having the ability to have your teachers know who you are and the fact that you have access to them is a priceless asset most colleges cannot say they have.

    Am enjoying being here

    Pacific is in Stockton, California. As much as Stockton has a bad repuatation, where the school is there is nothing bad going on most of the time, quite like most other towns in America. The school is very safe, they have Public Safety officers and if you are ever out late and don't want to walk back to your dorm alone, you can get a ride from STRIPES, who will come pick you up wherever you are on campus and drive you back to your residence hall. Life in the dorms isn't that bad either. The Residence Assistants are always very nice people and will help you with anything from locking yourself out of your room to just needing someone to talk to. Hall mates can be great to spend time with, I highly recommend getting to know your neighbors so that you have someone to visit if you want to. Even though things quiet down on the weekend, one can always spend time with friends to pass the time.

    Am learning a lot

    Here at Pacific, the class sizes are very small, so all your teachers know your name and know if you aren't in class. This also provides a great learning environment because teachers can answer student's questions in class, instead of other, bigger schools where one would have to go to office hours to have questions answered. Tutors are also available at the Educational Resource Center and specific tutors are assigned to certain subjects. At Pacific you can talk to a teacher before or after class or at office hours. Failing all that you can make an appointment with them as well. The classes are really good here. All the teachers are very knowledgeable about their subject and excited to teach students about what they know. It's great knowing that I will learn something every day I go to class.

  • 04/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 6 people found this review useful. 4 people found this inaccurate. 14 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for spoiled rich kids whose parents have a lot of money to spend.

    Bang for the buck

    Not worth the money, go to another institution and save your money.

    What to do for fun

    Stockton is a dangerous city, so most people stay on campus. There is not much to do except for hang out with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    The menu never changes all year round. Students are frequently tired of the same thing every day. Staff are friendly.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are noisy. Don't expect to get a lot of sleep. You will not like it unless you are a party animal.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what classes you take, the school does have good professors and classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not go here.

    In three sentences

    A school that lets practically anyone in except for their more renowned majors, such as music and dentistry. Terrible at financial aid help. Increasing amount of tuition every year.

  • 05/23/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    15 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure not to leave any open ends on your college application. I was wait listed because I didn't verify my 100 hour internship! Also make sure you keep in contact with the admissions office since they are so helpful!

    Bang for the buck

    I love how the majority of students at UOP receive some sort of financial assistance. And, since UOP is a private school, they really help you find the money you need to attend!

    Will enjoy being here

    Although not in the best location, UOP has a wide variety of programs and vacation opportunities that will help keep me busy throughout the year. Furthermore, UOP is located near Lake Tahoe and San Francisco, so it is easy to find something interesting to do.

    Will learn a lot

    I believe I will learn a lot since the class sizes are much smaller than at a public school. With a class size of 15 to 30, I can get the individual attention that I want and believe is so vital to the learning process.

  • 06/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Mostly for students who want to major in the medical field since the school is best known for it, but also for students who love nature, exploring around, and hot weather!

    Tips for prospective students

    Just work hard and make an effort towards your future career. If you ever need help, don't be afraid to ask for it because the staff is really friendly and full of information. There are also student advisers and others who will help. They make an effort to make your school experience great and help you in any way possible. Don't be afraid to get out there and try something you are interested in.

    Bang for the buck

    Education here is not cheap, but the staff really tries to help you to make your experience here great. They also help in making sure that the right classes are being taken and being taken in time. The class sizes are nice because you get the attention you need from professors and get to really know your classmates and friends. There's also so much offered on campus and that seems to be worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's such a beautiful peaceful campus. I just love the nature that's all over the school. It makes me feel relaxed and there's always a place to go and just enjoy the view. It can get hot sometimes, but the weather is really great. It feels as if the school is in its own little bubble. The people here are great to talk to and so kind. I just enjoy all that's offered to me and how much I can experience. I'm just surprised at how much is offered.

    Am learning a lot

    I really like how there are many classes being offered in this school and how there are more options for majors and classes as well. I was scared when I first attended my classes, but I really love it. The professors at this university are great and very helpful. I have several memorable professors and It's only been a year. I learned so much in the classes I've attended and it's way more than I've expected. I got to learn all about the movements of my body in Expressive Movement class, which I recommend people to take because it's such a fun class; all about speech from Public Speaking, which was intimidating at first but fun once I got to speak about topics of my own choice; sociology in cultures and societies, which was a great eye-opener; and so much about law in Business Law. There was just something interesting in all my classes that caught me. I've only learned the surface though. There's so much more to learn and I'm excited to see what comes next.

  • 07/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school if you enjoy the small teacher to student ratio and if you don't mind paying a high tution.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont fail your courses and talk to your faculty advisors as well as your professor as much as you can.

    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive and can be more expensive over the years if you fail courses, have small damages to dorms/campus apartments, and if your grades are lower than a 2.0. Each year the tuition keeps going up. It's not worth the money for some of the courses that are available within that semester.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy the people. Everyone is nice and sometimes there's really fun activities going on around campus or in the city of Stockton. Yet when there is nothing going on it's a little harder to find something to do unless you go driving about an hour of the city. Party life can be fun but it's not the only thing that is. The games that go on, like baseball, basketball, and soccer games, can be very entertain with a large or small group of friends!

    Am learning a lot

    There are courses that will teach you a lot depending on the professors as well. There are some professor that will make it interesting and there are others that one. There are some professors that will give you easy work and thereare others who will almost drown you in it. Most of the professors though will be more that happy to help and/or answer any questions, which can be a good thing when you're lost in the course.

  • 07/13/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    get your finances inorder before enrolling

  • 08/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Pacific is the place to be if you want to attend a school that is a really close knit community. You will develop close friendships with a lot of people, including your professors. UOP is a great place to grow as a person and get a top notch education.

    Tips for prospective students

    It takes more than grades to get into Pacific. Be sure you are a well rounded student. Come and visit Pacific if you can. That is the best advice I can give for people looking into college in general. The only way to know if you are going to be happy at a university is by actually checking it out in person and seeing for yourself if you it fits you.

    Bang for the buck

    Pacific is an expensive school. Tuition just went up and it feels like I am not getting my money's worth sometimes because of the limited number of things to do for students here on campus. But UOP does give some good amounts of financial aid. This was one of the few schools that was giving me grants and scholarships. Even though there may not seem like a lot to do on campus, there is a lot of stuff you can do. I would say that I am getting my money's worth with the experience I am having so far at Pacific.

    Am enjoying being here

    As much as I am enjoying my time here, there is still some stuff that holds this school back. With UOP being located in Stockton, there is not much one can do off campus so you have to find stuff to do on campus. The thing is though, there is not a lot of things to do on campus either. There are a few activity rooms, but those tend to close early. The only thing that is open for a long time is the gym. The only way you are going to have fun is if you get involved on campus. I am able to have a good time because I am part of the fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha and also a member of the club rugby team. I suggest getting involved with whatever you can to make the best of your time if you attend UOP.

    Am learning a lot

    The thing that got me to go to UOP was the small class sizes. I wanted to be able to learn and develop bonds with my professors so I could get the best out of my education and figure out what I want to do with my future as an electrical engineer major. At UC's and CSU's, I would not be able to do that because of the large class sizes and the professors being occupied with their research. At Pacific, I am able to get in contact with my professors with ease when I need help with work and I can even go and talk to them about their research and they will gladly talk to me and offer any advice about what I can do in the future. This is one of the many advantages of attending UOP.

  • 01/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    great greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    all types.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    tiger nights; about once a month.

    What to do for fun

    clubs, fraternities and sororities, campus events, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    check out the campus and surroundings, see if you could see yourself here for four years.

    In three sentences

    university of the pacific is a beautiful campus that offers various programs and benefits to students looking to study in all subject areas. it is most well known for the pre-dent and pre-pharm program, but it also has other great opportunities for the rest of the schools.

  • 03/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    has campus police and many emergency posts on campus.

    Greek Life

    very active fraternities and sororities, always do events for fundraising.

    Clubs and Activities

    big variety of clubs, but most hold meetings late at night around 8:00 p.m.

    Great for these types of students

    students that have good study habits and are willing to focus more on academics.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is a bridge on the north side of campus that if you cross it at 8:00 p.m. you will see a ghost.

    Bang for the buck

    tuition is extremely expensive.

    What to do for fun

    go to the gym or to the small movie theater that is free for students. there is not many things to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    food is always the same, so not too many choices. food is bland and not very flavorful.

    Dorm Life

    small dorms, each about three floors only. rooms are bare. but acceptable sizes.

    Academic Rigor

    extremely rigorous, especially the science programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure to do research of the surrounding area.

    In three sentences

    it has a beautiful campus. the classroom sizes are intimate and small. there is not a lot of fighting for classes.

  • 03/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have 13 sworn public safety officers that are affiliated with the Stockton Police Department (so they are not rent-a-cops, they are actual police officers. They work 24/7 365! There is also a student ran organization called STRIPES. Every night between 6pm-2am where you can call a number and if you are every feeling unsafe to walk back to your residence hall, they will come and pick you up on a golf cart and take you home, no questions asked. We also have the blue light system, located all throughout campus, you press a red button on one of these towers and a public safety officer will be there in under a minute and a half guaranteed!

    Greek Life

    On campus, roughly 16% of students are involved in some sort of Greek life. There are social, professional, multi-cultural, and community service based fraternal organizations. We also hold what's called a deferred recruitment policy: students are not allowed to rush for a fraternal organization until they have received a minimum of 12 units of coursework and a 2.5 GPA.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 120 clubs on campus! There is also the Pacific Janet Leigh Theatre on campus! You can go and watch movies there every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 8pm.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that don't want to be lost in a crowd of people with a huge student body but rather prefer a smaller campus and more individualized attention from your faculty members.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The talking columns. These columns were donated by the stockton public library. They are located next to the library. So, what it is, is there are 6 columns that are slanted in facing eachother at an 87 degree angle, in the middle there is a brass plate with 100ft of dead air underneath. When you stand on the brass plate and face a pillar and shout something, you can hear your own echo!!

    Bang for the buck

    Yes we are a private school but because of that we are able to provide a numerous amount of financial aid to over 80% of students on campus. You might be paying a little more out of pocket per year; however, with a 4 year guarantee (the University guarentees that you will graduate in 4 years!) There is a huge bang for your buck!

    What to do for fun

    Go Greek! Join one of the over 120 clubs on campus (and if you can't find one you like, you can make one with just 8 students and a faculty advisor) Go to athletic events, they are all free for students Go to the lair for open mic night or when a local comedian is performing Go to a dance floor hosted by our very own ASUOP Go to Tiger Nights! Go down miracle mile with friends to grab a bite to eat Go watch a stockton thunder or stockton ports to watch some semi pro teams play.

    Food and Dining

    There is a big variety of food on campus and it is generally very good.

    Dorm Life

    Residence life is an experience that simply can't be put into words. It's something that i believe every student should go through, for at least one year; you grow so much as a person.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic work load on campus does tend to be a struggle, but with a R-year guarentee and all the support you could ever ask for, students learn to push through leaps and bounds what they ever thought they could do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. Yes the campus is small, but there are so many things to get involved in on campus that will make your experience here an amazing one

    In three sentences

    The University of the Pacific that prides itself in academic success. The aspect that makes this University differ from many others is the way in which the school is able to balance its high academic standards with a wide variety of student sponsered events, activities and clubs. The University understands that this balance between social and academic life throughout campus is important because learning and students growth takes place outside the classroom just as much as it does inside the classroom

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    STRIPES - make sure you get their number! STRIPES can pick you up from anywhere on campus at night and take you back to your dorm. If you feel any bit unsafe or scared to walk alone at night, or if you're just lazy, just give STRIPES a call and they'll come get you in about 5 minutes!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that need personal attention and 1-on-1 help. There is always someone there to help you out with tutoring, counseling, financial issues, etc., whatever the problem might be. Also great for students that do NOT like an extremely competitive vibe. People are very friendly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go to the Lair for drinks after late classes. There is a food truck called E.A.T. that can be found at different places throughout the week for when you want something a little different, or if you're on the go.

    Bang for the buck

    University of the Pacific is an undeniably expensive school. But they are pretty good with offering scholarships. For the cost, I do think it is worth it. I have finally found my school where I can feel at home.

    What to do for fun

    There are 2 malls nearby and plenty of bars and restaurants to check out in the city. Miracle Mile has some great places to eat (check out Whirlow's for sandwiches, and Cocoro for sushi, and Manny's California Fresh for fried chicken). And the school constantly has dances and events with games (like Casino Nights) that are hosted by sororities or fraternities.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great at UOP. Other colleges I've seen have not nearly the variety that we have here. There are plenty of healthy options, and the menu changes daily. There are 2 different salad bars, and a pasta bar everyday. On Tuesday nights, there is a sushi bar. On Thursday nights, there is a dessert bar. And upstairs is the Lair where you can order beers, wine, sake bombs, and bar foods at night.

    Dorm Life

    -Southwest Hall is noisy on the first and second floors. Residents are mostly/almost all freshmen. But it is very close to many classrooms buildings and very conveniently located. -The Quads (i.e. Eiselen, Jessie B, etc.) are closer to some classroom buildings, but can feel isolated from the rest of campus. -McCaffrey building is smack in the middle of campus, ideal for people who want that apartment-style living, but with proximity to everything important on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    As a music major, people might say I have it easy in academics. But actually, my music classes are some of the most challenging and valuable classes I have ever taken. I transferred from UCLA, which is known to be difficult academically, but I find that UOP expects even more from their students. Since all the teachers know you by name, and they know exactly how you are doing in their class, they really do push you to your maximum potential. UOP classes don't try to overload you with homework or give you impossible assignments, but they try to make you perform the best you can.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Do not be deterred by the city of Stockton. University of the Pacific is a safe environment and separate from the city. 2. Stay organized. People are nice, but you are still expected to be very independent here. 3. The value of hard work is paramount. Those that do not realize this may suffer.

    In three sentences

    UOP is a small private school, meaning that the students and professors are able to have a close bond. My teachers really care about my learning and my progress in their classes. And the people are overall generally very nice and willing to help.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe on campus. Pacific takes extra precautions to make sure students, faculty and staff are safe. There is an actual on-campus police force. There are emergency call posts all over campus. If you press the button and make the call, the police will be to your aid in minutes. There is also group called Stripe. If you feel uneasy walking around campus at night you call the widely available number and in a few minutes a member of the Stripe team will pick you up in a car or golf cart and take you to your destination. Pacific is a very safe campus.

    Greek Life

    I HIGHLY recommend Greek Life at Pacific. Before I went to college I never thought I would join a sorority. Greek life at Pacific is different than the typical stereotypes sororities and fraternities portray. There are 4 social sororities and 4 social fraternities, each with a house on campus. There is a sense of unity between all the houses and you can tell that everybody is proud to be Greek, regardless of what house they belong to. When in a sorority or fraternity, you form such a strong bond with your sisters or brothers. The Greek community works hard to better our world by supporting different philanthropies by holding many different fundraising events throughout the year. Going Greek was one of the best choices I have ever made.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different types of clubs and organizations on campus. From cultural clubs to religious groups to intramural sports teams, there is something for everybody. Get involved!!!!

    Food and Dining

    The food at Pacific is pretty good. Bon Appetit is the company that does the food services for the entire university. The food they provide is healthy and local. On campus there is a main dining hall in University Center (known as the UC) which serves a variety of things such as Mexican food, Chinese food, pasta and sandwiches. There is a grill on the second floor of the UC called The Lair. The Lair is the only place on campus where alcohol is sold (to the 21 and older crowd of course). They serve a wide variety of food such as burgers, hot dogs, wraps, and salads. It is up in The Lair that karaoke nights and other live entertainment are held. The is an on-campus grocery store called The Grove where fresh fruit, frozen items, and other groceries can be purchased. Students can also buy breakfast and lunch from the EAT truck. The EAT truck serves delicious snack items and lighter fare. If you are a coffee drinker, don't worry because the two on campus cafes serve both Starbucks and Jesus Mountain coffee and other drinks. Pacific's food is good and healthy but many students travel off campus to eat in order to get a little variety.

    Dorm Life

    I personally did not have the opportunity to live in the dorms myself. I did however spend plenty of time in the dorms visiting and staying with friends. Pacific has several different types of living communities available to freshman: two larger residence halls and several smaller halls known as quads. Within these communities there are honors dorms and other groups. In all residence halls, the rooms are quite similar. Most are typically double and single occupancy, though I believe halls have triple occupancy rooms. The rooms are relatively spacious. The beds and desks can be arranged as you wish. Some rooms even have sinks. The Resident Advisers I had the chance to meet were very nice and cared a great deal about the students in their residence halls.

    Academic Rigor

    Pacific offers some truly academic rigorous courses. Due to small class size professors take on a more hands-on teaching role. They aim to challenge you and broaden your perspectives. They are personally invested in your success in their class. If you are struggling in a course, many professors are willing to go over material with you. If this isn't your style, there is free on campus peer tutoring available. Though some courses are more challenging than others, if you make yourself accountable and study often, you will do very well in your classes.

    In three sentences

    I believe that Pacific is one of the most supportive college communities out there. The entire campus community truly cares about students' well-being and success in not only academics but also in life. At Pacific, every student matters and there is no chance of being lost in the shuffle.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 74

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    What to do for fun

    Play recreational activities

    Tips for prospective students

    Find scholarships and keep applying for them

    In three sentences

    Great small campus

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are STIPE cars that will take students to any location on campus with just one single call.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs to join at school and they always do lots of fun activities ranging from going to special Japanese sweet shops downtown or to weekend field trips to amusement parks.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working and persistent students would like this school

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    After joining a Fraternity and Sorority, there is ususally a rock painting ceremony and people take pictures with these painted rocks.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and go out shopping with friends (since the Weberstown Mall is very close to the school).

    Food and Dining

    Since Stockton itself is a very isolated city and there is not much around so don't expect too much out of the local restaurants. The food provided at the school is competent but once in a while the school cafeteria would do a Chef's Night or special treat for students to satisfy our taste buds.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are mostly clean because there are cleaning ladies that cleans and vaccums every single day. There are automated air conditioner and heater in all the dorms. However, the only bad thing is that the walls between rooms are extra thin so you can hear even the slightest noise from your neighbors.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the courses here are doable if you prepared ahead of the time for the midterms. However, the Science classes here are very hard and most of these classes have very huge dropout rates.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, study hard, and don't get too carried away with college parties because it would put your grade in danger.

    In three sentences

    The school itself is really pretty and most people on campus are very friendly. However, Stockton is not a very safe city so I would suggest to not go side by yourself or simply to not go outside at all when the sun sets.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Stockton is somewhat known to be unsafe, but I have never felt unsafe on campus. The campus has the blue light system, and there are always university police patrolling, during day and night. There is also a free transportation service at night, which you can call for a ride anywhere on camps. All in all, if you follow basic safety procedures and avoid walking alone in the middle of the night, you will have no trouble.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in Greek life on campus, but we have many Greek organizations, ranging from social to professional, and associated with just about every area of study.

    Great for these types of students

    Pacific is great for any student, but especially those who want a smaller atmosphere and a more intimate relationship with the school.

    Bang for the buck

    Pacific is definitely a more expensive school, but I think it is a pretty good value for the money. There is a four year graduation guarantee, and if you can't graduate because you can't get your required classes, the school will pay for the remaining classes/tuition required for you to graduate. Also, there are several automatic scholarships awarded for grades. I am receiving a $10,000 annual scholarship, which greatly reduces tuition, and I only have to maintain my grades in order to renew it each year.

    What to do for fun

    There are various restaurants and shops around campus, as well as two malls within a few miles. ASUOP also sponsors monthy events, which are always fun to go to, and you always get free food, shirts, and other stuff.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, and there are usually a lot of choices. There are also vegan and vegetarian options. On weekends, hours are more limited, but were recently extended due to popular demand. Meals are paid for using a point system, which is similar to a checking account for lack of a better explanation. I always ended up with extra points at the end of the semester, but points can be rolled over, and extra points can be used to buy food and other supplies at the campus grocery store.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in an honors residence hall, and this was a great experience. It was a small hall, with only about 60 people, so I got to know everyone pretty well. Also, noise was never an issue, and our facilities were always kept clean. My second year, I lived in another residence hall or similar size. This hall was not an honors dorm, but was just as quiet and comfortable as the first. It was always clean, and was conveniently close to my classes. If I had to do it all again, I definitely would choose to live on campus my first two years.

    Academic Rigor

    Science classes are rigorous, with lots of material covered, and require lots of study time. However, once you get into classes you are interested in and your study habits are better developed, it is not as difficult to study for these classes. My other classes did not necessitate as much studying, but required more writing.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Contact the advisor for the department/program that you wish to enter. There are different requirements for each department, and its not guaranteed that the admissions officers know all of the details. I was mislead by an admissions officer about a premedical program with admissions agreements with medical schools, but after speaking to the premedical advisor, was informed that this was not true. I do not blame the admissions advisor for giving me false information, nor do I think this happens very often, but it never hurts to double check the details. -Make it a point to know what resources are available to you. With such a small student body, faculty and staff are always ready to provide you with assistance. There are so many great resources available at this school, some of which I had known about sooner.

    In three sentences

    Pacific is a small private university in the Central Valley of California. It is well known for it's accelerated dental and pharmacy programs. It is a great school with a great atmosphere, and the small size allows students to build a good sense of community, while enjoying a personalized education experience.

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Stockton itself cannot be spoken for here, but the University has done all it can to make sure students feel safe. Programs such as carts that take students from place to place at night, and buses that run daily around campus ensure that students always have a safe option. Blue lights are also abundantly found and are often tested to ensure that they are working. You can also be a part of the email/cell phone emergency contact list. If there happens to be an emergency on campus, an email or cellphone alert will be set out immediately.

    Greek Life

    The opportunity to join Greek Life is prominent at Pacific. Booths are often setup to encourage students to take learn more about the different types of Sororities and Fraternities. There is a no hazing school policy, so there is no fear of going through harmful rituals. There are also Professional Fraternities for students interested in Pre-Law, Pre-Pharmacy, or Pre-Dental.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many diverse groups of people on campus, ranging from out of state students, international students, and exchange students. Therefore, there are more than enough clubs and activities to fulfill everyone's interests. It is also relatively easy to start a club based on wide interest, so there is always that option.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for a smaller, close knit student community will find Pacific exactly what they are looking for. Students here are eager to take advantage of professors and opportunities offered after graduating. Students who have a clear sense of what they want out of their education will find that their standards will be met with 100%.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Grove is the on site university store. You can find anything from batteries and Q-tips to fruit snacks and pizza. It's a great way for students without cars to get what they need quickly and on the way to class.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely a more expensive school, although it is private. However, the campus is ranked top ten in the nation and the perks of smaller class sizes make it more enjoyable. The food is above par and the events thrown for students are usually extravagant and often.

    What to do for fun

    Sports Intramurals are friendly with a touch of competitiveness. Anyone can join and form their own team. Basketball/Baseball games are also free to students. Monthly themed campus wide events are thrown for students and are full of free food, prizes, and entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    Options ranging from salad bars to grilled/bar food leave students a with a wide selection. Many meals are cooked before the student's eyes and served hot and fresh. Two cafes are also located on campus, one in the University Center - where the rest of the food and dining takes place - and one in the library. Both serve Starbucks products and are always full of snacks and other brain power foods.

    Dorm Life

    Many residence halls to choose from. The rooms themselves are relatively average in size. Bathrooms are shared amongst each floor and are maintained daily. Because of the smaller student population, more money can be spent within the residence halls and often monthly bonding activities are planned.

    Academic Rigor

    Most known for its advanced pre-health programs, Pacific has very high standards for students majoring in anything Science related. Other majors such as Pre Law and Music are also big on campus. Academic advisors are always up to helping a student figure out their class schedules and ways to graduate with the degree(s) they are interested in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with the campus to explore all your options. Stockton isn't particularly college friendly, so most of your memories will be built within the campus itself and with your fellow classmates. There are countless ways to become involved, and the campus is always eager to put on fairs to promote clubs and organizations.

    In three sentences

    University of the Pacific has a beautiful campus and plenty of options to excel in every way. Opportunities here are abundant with the right amount of research, while the smaller student population allows for lasting friendships and a closer relationship with professors. Campus : 8.5/10 , Student Leadership Opportunities: 8/10, Professor Availability: 9/10.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 74

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There's always the gym for people that like to work out. Stockton has a lot of entertainments as well such as the theater and restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great, much variety. There is a food truck and cafe. The University Common is a great, clean place to dine and study.

    Dorm Life

    Small community. Really easy to build friendship and study group. One dorm house about 90-100 people, 3 stories.

    Academic Rigor

    The science classes are definitely hard to get through. But the materials are taught to prepare pre-health majors for graduate school. Because of the rigorous classes, students really need to develop a good study habit and be on top of classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really get to know the professors and teaching assistants because they can help out a lot. In a small campus, it is really easy to get close to professors. Office hours are time students can spend to get to know their profs and build a stronger relationship with them.

    In three sentences

    UOP is known for its pre-health accelerated program, which means that compare to other universities, students save more time and money with their education. I am currently a 2+3 pre-pharm and classes are designed to prepare you for higher division class.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    30 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They even have their own police department to keep the kids safe, not patrol them.

    Greek Life

    Great looking dorms and have a niche for everyone. Family style.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every club and activity imaginable. Activities are so encouraged we sign up for them with the general ed classes.

    Great for these types of students

    Diverse and rounded.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The talking columns are cool and the spirit rocks. To learn more go check them out!

    Bang for the buck

    It is a very expensive school but you definitely get your monies worth.

    What to do for fun

    There are various things to do in Stockton to keep me occupied or just walking around the beautiful roses.

    Food and Dining

    Best garlic fries in the Liar!

    Dorm Life

    It looks great even though I'm not living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It is defiantly an ivy league college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the various options they have, degree wise, to help you decide. For engineering students look into the co-op program and all students should realize the great opportunity for study abroad.

    In three sentences

    One of the most beautiful campuses I have seen in my life with incredibly helpful staff. The students getting to work on campus is a great plus and the class options for just general ed amazed me. It has thus far been one of the most exciting experiences of my life.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very secure.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I enjoy sitting outside, and listening to the bells ring, every thirty minutes. I love to watch the birds fly in the trees. I also enjoy visiting Morris Chapel.

    What to do for fun

    Enjoy a night at the Unviersity Center. Join a club on campus. Visit the gym.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, but the prices are too high. Pacific should add a more of a variety of food. They should expand the salad bar.

    Dorm Life

    Be willing to share your space. Keep an open mind. Always listen.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take time to enjoy the campus and it's history. Value the unique size of the campus. Appreciate the close knit between students and faculty.

    In three sentences

    The University of the Pacific has advanced Technological opportunities. UOP is a small campus which provides a practical learning experience. UOP has a small campus, which creates a secure enviornment.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I'm not too sure...hopefully there are things to do though!

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria was a bit small but their food is grown locally, so that's pretty neat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were clean and neat.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not too sure since I haven't attended yet...

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your mind open. The accelerated programs are a great way to finish school early.

    In three sentences

    My first impression was not that great. I really didn't want to attend this college. After I visited, I changed my mind.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    If you can think it chances are they have it.

    Food and Dining

    The university center has a starbucks and an area that serves Chinese, American and Mexican food. Above that is a area called the Lair that serves fried food and pizza.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice to live in for the first year and most are close to the gym.

    Academic Rigor

    This college goes out of its way to provide small class sizes and incredible professors. Most of my instructors had a Ph.D and were excellent in teaching their subjects. I have never had a grad student fill in for the professor. Each class makes you work hard to earn good grades. I have taken classes at junior college and the two don't compare at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a must visit college that has a variety of specialties including engineering, pharmacy, music, and international relations. Make sure to have high SAT scores above a 1250 for reading/math. Having a good SAT score and a GPA of 3.5 will net you a ten thousand dollar merit scholarship.

    In three sentences

    This is by far the best college I have visited in my life. The campus is amazing and accommodates my every need. The academics are both challenging and rewarding with incredible instructors.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety has a lot of experience with criminal activity through this university. The campus police can be helpful, only if they showed concern about students safety. Racial profiling is something I have never experienced, and to have that encounter at my school setting was very unprofessional by the campus safety, but more importantly by the school.

    Greek Life

    Fraternity and sororities are available along with the greek life housing. The best thing a student can to benefit the campus college experience.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many diverse clubs exist and many new ones are always created.

    Great for these types of students

    Those are involved with the Pharmacy and Dental programs. A bright future is guaranteed through these rigorous programs.

    Bang for the buck

    I do not believe this University was the best bang for the buck. If anything, all the bucks this school requires, really puts a bang on the bank account. I do not have any savings available in my banking account, but I do have high debt due to the loans. This university has a mission statement to help the local students financially, but I have not received any type of helpful recommendations, for any of my specific financial complications with the university.

    What to do for fun

    Just recreational sport activities and attending the college sport events.

    Food and Dining

    The food was too expensive for low income students.

    Dorm Life

    As much as I wanted to experience the dorm life at University of the Pacific, I could not afford the college lifestyle

    Academic Rigor

    The academic responsibility is hold with high regard and any lack of studying will guarantee failure. The general education courses are taken to unfair measures that will not be helpful for a student's career experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Only join Pacific, if accepted into pharmacy or dental accelerated programs straight out of high school.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school for accelerated programs but not for undergraduate studies. This private university is really putting a lot of unnecessary financial stress for cost of tuition, local students are not getting the support they need. The time and availability for tutoring services have been an horrible experience.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    UOP is a very nice campus but some of the area nearby the campus is a little shady, so be cautious if walking a night, go with a friend.

    Clubs and Activities

    UOP has many clubs and on campus activities, sports, etc for students to participate in.

    Bang for the buck

    UOP tuition is pricey, but I feel it's worth the money. I love the campus and professors! And I'm happy with the quality of education I receive there.

    What to do for fun

    The campus sends out a regular newsletter with events going on in and around campus.

    Food and Dining

    Large cafeteria with a grill on the second floor. Small convenience store, and also cafe in the library. There are many restaurants within walking distance of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not hard, but they expect a lot out of you, I generally have a good sized workload so be studious!

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet regularly with your advisor and keep up your GPA. UOP also has a lot of resources for study abroad and finding a job after graduation so look into all their resources.

    In three sentences

    UOP is a beautiful campus, great quality of education as class sizes are small (about 15 people), so students receive a lot of individual attention, and instructors are excellent and very accessible.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pacific always has officers patrolling campus at all hours. There is a program called Stripes that picks students up from 6pm to 1am, no questions asked. You just call them and tell them where you are located and an officer picks you up within at least 5 minutes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The library is open 24 hours a day during finals week. There are two rocks which students can spray paint at night.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something fun to do on campus. The Janet Leigh theater always has a good movie playing during the weekends, free for students of course. The Lair has karaoke, open-mic nights, and sports games on the television. Soccer, volleyball, basketball, water polo, baseball, and softball games are really exciting to go to. Joining a recreational sports team helps with making friends and trying out new sports. Many clubs and greek organizations have mixers or meetings with free food. If you want to go off campus, there are plenty of good places to eat with friends. Manny's Deli is a Stockton favorite.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty good. We have an area called the Marketplace which has Asian, Mexican, classics, soups, salads, and a grill. The Lair is a more sporty bar and grill area.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what each individual makes of it. If an individual decides to get to befriend his or her hall mates, then it makes the transition into college life a lot smoother and more supportive. You make bonds with people from all over California and the United States. Dorm life definitely makes college unforgettable at Pacific, especially with active Resident Assistants and hall activities. There are many different types of residence halls here that accommodate to all student's needs.

    Academic Rigor

    Pacific's professor challenge you to the fullest to ensure that you know everything about the field you are getting into.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is important to utilize the school's resources, especially the tutoring center and the career center. Going to tutoring will make that difference between a C and an A in a class. The career center accesses you to many jobs on campus, internships in the area, and helps you brush up on your interviewing and networking skills. While academics is very important here at Pacific, getting involved in organizations on campus really help with meeting your best friends on campus. I recommend prospective students to not shy away from these opportunities because they help change the entire college experience.

    In three sentences

    University of the Pacific is a great school to attend because of the small, tightly knit community of students and staff members. Not only are there many resources to help students out academically, financially, and socially, but also the scenery is beautiful to walk around in. The Pacific Seminar courses that we are required to take really help students become more aware of society and think outside of the box when it comes to important issues.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Depends on the program

    What to do for fun

    Nothing

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a versatile, private college and don't mind location, Pacific is it.

    In three sentences

    Great school

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You are never more than 100 feet away from an emergency button on campus and there is public safety and cops roaming around campus at night to keep dangerous people away.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge on campus and joining one will enhance a students college experience. You are able to meet tons of awesome people and participate in a lot of fun events.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is many clubs on campus from volunteer to interest based clubs to career based clubs. There is something for everyone as long as students put themselves out there.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to pursue a professional career and enjoy meetin students with similar interest.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a walk climbing wall in the gym and every Thursday, there is a DJ that comes to the gym to make working out much more enjoyable.

    Bang for the buck

    Pacific is indeed one of the most expensive schools in California but they do an amazing job at providing financial aid to students in need.

    What to do for fun

    After experience different colleges, I've come to learn that its more about who you're with rather than where you are. Pacific has amazing students to love to work hard but have fun at the same time. Prospective students can expect to meet some of the best people here.

    Food and Dining

    Being in the central valley, Pacific is able to offer fresh ingredients to their students. A wide variety of food is available at the dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great way to make friends in a safe environment. Pacific offers different dorms for different types of people from big, louder dorms for extroverts to small, academic based dorms for extra studious students.

    Academic Rigor

    Coming from a science background, I've noticed that even though Pacific gives a difficult curriculum,it is great practice for life beyond undergrad. The science community is tight knit and ensure students will be over prepared for grad school and professional programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit the campus and sit in on some of the classes you may be interested in taking. Get over the fact that the school is in stockton and realize what Pacific has to offer in academics and social life.

    In three sentences

    Pacific is a small, private university that really focuses on students success in school. Financial aid is very generous and help is provided whenever students need it. Professors are very knowledgable teach students to become hard-working and think beyond the borders.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The school hosts many events throughout your months.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for as many scholarships as you can!

    In three sentences

    It's a cute little school! Quiet. The teachers really care and the class sizes are relatively small. I really love it here.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is really important at UOP they not only but on commercials about campus safety but they also have many emergency buttons every where on campus which contacts police officers who are on campus. If you every are in class late and don't want to walk alone you can always call STRIPES one of the on campus programs which always students to get escorted on a golf cart by a STRIPES driver to the building or where every they have to go on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes UOP is expensive but the education I'm getting here is so worth it. I love the small class sized and they don't just focus on students being good academically but also a good leader and role model which is what i think is great.

    What to do for fun

    I go to the gym here in UOP where they have great classes you can take like Zumba and Yoga. There is always movie showing on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Even in my building we get together and watch TV.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is amazing its fresh and you can see them cooking it for you. Its not like a buffet but its is great. They make great sushi and you can watch them make its. I love there Chinese food station there noodles are amazing. Every week they have a different main dish you can try, for example they have meatless Mondays where they main dish has no meat. They have a sea food watch which is basically fish that are allowed to be fished.

    Dorm Life

    I personally live in one of the smaller buildings and its great. I know all the people in my building and we get along great. Its a lot quitter in the small builds and its easier to get to know people. I have yet to hear someone complain about there roommate or about our building.

    Academic Rigor

    I don't think college is easy, but when you have good teachers its a lot easier to learn. In my opinion I like small size classes because its easier for the teacher to really focus on her students and really get to know them. Teacher who get to know your strengths and weaknesses can really help you improve no matter what subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be at least 15 minutes early to class the first day just in case you cant find your class room. Read your notes at the end of each day so you have them in your head. Give your self more enough time to get your class, its better to be a few minutes early instead of a few minutes late.

    In three sentences

    It is a ten out of ten in my opinion. Leaving away from home is hard but the University of the Pacific atmosphere has really helped me settle in quickly. I love the teachers here I have no complaints about them.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus. When I'm here I forget that I'm in Stockton. The largest city to declare bankruptcy in America, one of the highest homicide rate per capita in the country, and voted unhappiest city in either the state or the country (I forgot which one) either way that's not good. But the campus itself, very safe.

    Greek Life

    It does help to get the hook ups. After all more often than not its not what you know its who you know, expect to spend a lot more money if you want to do this.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities here, just like any college campus. However, I think it is most important to prepare for your life OUTSIDE of college as soon as possible. You don't want to graduate and not be desired in your field of study due to your own mediocrity.

    Great for these types of students

    Music, Pharmacy, History, Dentistry

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know any. They are probably like every other college. None of this will matter when you leave. What will matter is how good you are at what you say you can do. And with the current amount of new jobs being created in comparison with the increasing amount of college graduates ever year, you better be damn good.

    Bang for the buck

    Buying small portions of food separately and combining them at the student store is generally cheaper and healthier than any meal provided. Buy a water bottle or reuse the same bottle so every time you want water you don't spend $1.50 for a bottle of water. Even though you may want the college experience seriously contemplate whether or not you want to live on campus, live in the city, or stay at home. Is it really worth an extra $10,000 a year? For most of you your parents are paying for it, then it doesn't really matter in your eyes.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing at the moment. I started college later in life (23). I had my fun before I got here.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the food is standard cafeteria food. There is a lack of healthy alternatives in my opinion.

    Dorm Life

    I can not give a sufficient answer as I do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Anything and everything is as challenging as you want it to be. The question is really, do you want to pass? Or do you want to excel?

    Tips for prospective students

    Give your life to your major, simply graduating with a degree is not enough anymore. Even though most of you want to get a degree as soon as possible, it is best to find yourself before going to college. It is cheaper and you will get the most bang for your buck.

    In three sentences

    The Conservatory Of Music has excellent faculty. Many students are lazy and don't deserve to be here. Over all, the school draws from the wealthier sections of society; so expect judgmental and snooty people.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    smoothies, chinese food.. various foods are provided

    Dorm Life

    nice and clean dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    very busy academic schedules

  • 12/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police call centers located throughout campus and police escorts to dorms, as well as free shuttles that will take you where you need to go for free.

    Greek Life

    There are a variety of opportunities for Greek life as each house supports a different organization in the community and does fundraisers for it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 20 clubs, and activities such as a movie theater, gym, dances, and many social events on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students majoring to be doctors, lawyers, dentists, teachers, or major in business

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are huge boulders located throughout campus that students paint between 5pm-12am to support school spirit or to just showcase their artistic talents

    Bang for the buck

    Its a pricy school at almost 40,000 a year but a degree from this school will be worth it in the end.

    What to do for fun

    There are dances, a movie theater, 2 malls nearby, and plenty of restaurants around to eat at.

    Food and Dining

    They have a plethora of food available on campus from vegetarian to gluten free

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty spacious with 2 twin beds, 2 desks, 2 closets and an average window. The dorms get better the more seniority you have, juniors and seniors have larger dorms with showers and bathrooms inside them

    Academic Rigor

    This is not a easy school at all, long hours at the library will be a must to graduate

    Tips for prospective students

    GPA, letters of recommendation, high SAT and ACT, and extracurricular activities are key to make an impression on the admissions office.

    In three sentences

    Pacific is a challenging school that really pushes students to reach their potential and provide them with the skills needed to excel in their majors.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Out Going students

    Bang for the buck

    Its mainly worth its price if your attending Pharmacy school.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on or you can just walk down the street to a plaza filled wit frozen yogurt, coffee etc.

    Food and Dining

    Many choices and very good food.

    Dorm Life

    i didn't live on campus but i know my friends who did enjoyed it

    Academic Rigor

    varies by class but its average.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join student orgs, spend time getting to know your professors and staff in that major.

    In three sentences

    Amazing campus, small classes and great professors. There are many student organizations and events going on, on campus. All of the professors and staff are always willing o help the students.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Stockton isn't the safest but I feel very safe on campus and they have their own police department on campus which is nice and services that will pick you up at night if you don't feel comfortable walking.

    Greek Life

    Huge here. I am not involved but there is a big Greek presence everywhere you go.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons on campus but I am not too involved being a grad student. They offer a lot of school campus/community involvement. Something for everybody!

    Great for these types of students

    Students that really want to get a good education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have a 24 hour library commuter spots, where you can sleep if you need to.

    Bang for the buck

    Although UOP is very expensive, I am very impressed with the program. They really prepare their students and the teachers are easy to approach. I am also in an accelerated program which is not offered at many schools so I will be out in 2 years where as other programs would have been 3 more. I am pleased.

    What to do for fun

    Stockton isn't the greatest but I am coming from big cities. If you make a group of friends there there are places to go but I'm going to say that living in Stockton is the worst part of going to UOP. Luckily the program keeps me busy and I don't have too much time to think about it.

    Food and Dining

    Catering is nice. They have some very nice options and offer a farmers market in the cafeteria once a week!

    Dorm Life

    Seems good but I didn't experience it.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel well challenged there.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get some scholarships! It's expensive!

    In three sentences

    I think the professors are wonderful and well informed. I love how they prepare me to be a speech pathologist and I love the campus.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are campus police on campus that respond to a blue light system. There are blue lights everywhere on campus with emergency buttons on them. Push that button, and a campus safety officer will be at your location in less than 90 seconds, guaranteed.

    Bang for the buck

    While the school has a traditional private school price, the experience surpasses that of any other. For engineering students specifically, the co-op program is worth all the money you would save going anywhere else, because it gives you experience that is absolutely priceless.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs and organizations on campus, that you really would have to try hard not to get involved in a few. They are all so fun, and I wish I had time for more!

    Food and Dining

    There are many different places to eat, and are all very yummy!

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, but hope to live on campus in the next year or two.

    Academic Rigor

    My first semester was definitely harder than high school. I loved it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let either school, or your social life become more important than the other. Study hard, but don't kill yourself. Also, have fun, but don't flunk all of your classes.

    In three sentences

    This school is exactly what I needed in order to enjoy life more. My high school experience was a disaster, and this school is filled with the best atmosphere and countless opportunities. I know I could never find a campus as beautiful and fun anywhere else.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food could be better, but I love the cafeteria.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the opportunities given here, you just have to go out and look for them! Appreciate the academic system, you won't get it at any other college.

    In three sentences

    There are many opportunities provided here; the teacher-student ratio is great; education is worth the money

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Good food

    Academic Rigor

    not easy,

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard for the SAT and get your grades up in junior year. Take advantage of the east application by using the common application so they may receive additional information.

    In three sentences

    UOP is great! They have an awesome dentistry program and academics. They make the application process easy.

  • 02/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On campus police

    What to do for fun

    Always plenty to do on campus!

    Tips for prospective students

    organize your class schedule and homework assignments since the workload is heavy.

    In three sentences

    I am grateful to attend a top 100 university in the U.S. A diverse community that offers many majors. My experience at UOP has supported me with resumes, setting up my academic plan and professors that are knowledgeable and respectful.

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very, very safe compared to the city aurrounding it

    Clubs and Activities

    A wide variety of activities go on every week, and most are fun

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are willing to push themselves

    Bang for the buck

    Its worth what you spend

    What to do for fun

    There are movies every weekend, parties, and tons of things to do around town

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide variety of choices and a mini-store

    Dorm Life

    Depending on your roommate, your life could be good or bad

    Academic Rigor

    It's easy to get accepted in the university, but harder to stay in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try and find scholarships, unless your parents are willing to pay.

    In three sentences

    University of the Pacific has a beautiful campus. The professors are very helpful in most situations. The experience is worth the cost.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go out on the UC Lawn and play a variety of sports, or go to the movie theatre for a cheap movie, or go to any of the sports on campus.

    Food and Dining

    A lot of variety and the hours are fairly reasonable.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a lot of fun. If you live in the Quads you get to know almost everyone in your dorm really well.

    Academic Rigor

    Speaking specifically about the science courses, they are really tough, but worth it in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to be around a lot of driven people, they all worked hard to get here and continue to work hard.

    In three sentences

    It's a small campus, but very beautiful. The city is maybe not so great, but on campus I feel completely safe. Everyone here is super friendly and willing to help.

  • 03/31/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Bike around, travel to San Fran next door to hang out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider their high costs together with their copious amounts of scholarships they give.

    In three sentences

    This university seems pretty decent. I would definitely consider going to this college. They have a great scholarship program.

  • 04/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do on campus. You can get a job through tiger jobs, you can join a club, help around campus, and many other things.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. What I do not like is the price of the food, it is very expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    This school offers one on one interaction between the professor and the students. The material here is explained very well and professors make sure we understand the material. This campus is very helpful and nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to go to class and don't be afraid to ask questions.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The blue light system is very safe.

    Greek Life

    The housing for Greek life is nice and the rooms are gorgeous.

    What to do for fun

    Sports, eat, work out, hang out with friends, get to know people, and enjoy college.

    Food and Dining

    Food could be better but it is good. It is expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Southwest is the best dorm!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of the campus and find out about the clubs and sports. Get involved!

    In three sentences

    I can't wait to attend the University Of the Pacific. The campus is beautiful and the staff is so nice. I am proud to be a future freshman.

  • 06/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Centrally located, visit the Sierra's, Beach, Yosemite, etc.

    Dorm Life

    Many nice dorms to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and completely fill out application.

    In three sentences

    UOP cares about it's students. They are expensive. Small class sizes.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    56 of 74

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are police everywhere and public safety carts driving around. The school is highly secure because Stockton is known for its high crime rates. Still, be aware of your surroundings at all times.

    Greek Life

    JOIN RHO DELTA CHI! The best sisterhood ever :) It is an Asian-interest sorority but we accept all kinds of girls! Our sorority is about sisterhood, social, scholastics and service. Learn more about us during club rush week!

    Clubs and Activities

    A lot of different clubs to choose from. There will be club rush week so you can have the opportunity to check out every club on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Rock - fraternities and sororities take turns painting this rock in order to show their pride of the group they are in!

    What to do for fun

    Hang out in your friends' dorms! Take a road trip to the cities next door like San Francisco, San Jose, or Sacramento. There's not much to do in Stockton. Join a social fraternity or sorority or just simply attend their parties!! Watch movies on your laptop or play sports outdoor.

    Food and Dining

    The specials are delicious, but the cafeteria tends to repeat the same kinds of food every day. It is a small cafeteria and the food can be a little pricey. There's one upstairs that opens late and it's mainly fast food. Downstairs has more variety of food but it closes early.

    Dorm Life

    There are a variety of dorms you can choose from. They aren't that big, so you'll get really close to all of your dorm mates, If not, your floor mates. I'd suggest you choose a double because a single will make you too lonely and a triple will make the room too crowded. However, it all depends on your personality and tolerance for different kinds of people!

    Academic Rigor

    I am a Pre-pharmacy major and I'd have to say all the pre-health/science classes are very tough whether it's general science or upper science. Some classes have curves, and some won't. It is very competitive but the professors are genuinely nice and are always there to help you one-on-one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Whether it's organizations, clubs, the Greek Life, professional fraternities or something you can create yourself once you get here. Don't procrastinate! But learn how to have fun once in a while. People need a balance of social and academics in their lives. And of course make new friends. They will help you mentally, physically and emotionally survive the misery you'll be experiencing when you're taking difficult classes at UOP.

    In three sentences

    If you want to pursue pharmacy or dentistry, UOP has the one of the BEST programs for these careers. It also provides the best financial aid for its students. Lastly, it is a beautiful nature-like campus that you can't keep your eyes off of.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police officers on campus that makes the campus safer than the city around it.

    Greek Life

    BIG THING ON CAMPUS.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a river that flows through North and South campus. You can see some furniture in there sometimes.

    What to do for fun

    Eat, sleep, study. There's a movie theater on campus, but I am not sure what kind of movies they play. There's a mall 10 minutes away, so shopping is always a plus! Greek life is pretty big on campus, so that's always an option too!

    Food and Dining

    From what I have eaten at orientation, the dorm food is TERRIBLE! But then again, I am from Los Angeles, the city with the best cuisine! The food outside of campus is decent though.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms look decent. Honestly, this all depends on which dorm hall you choose and who else chooses the same hall. There are plenty of people to meet and activities to do in your dorm though!

    Academic Rigor

    From what I have heard, UOP is definitely not a laid-back school. It is extremely challenging for the pre-dental and pre-pharmacy students in terms of balancing their academic schedule. I am not sure about other majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure what kind of learning environment you prefer. At University of the Pacific, class sizes are considerably smaller compared to a public university. Be sure to visit the campus though. The campus visit tours are fantastic; make your appointment online, and you can even schedule a class visit where you sit in a class in your field of study!

    In three sentences

    University of the Pacific is a great school with a beautiful campus! It is well known for its dental and pharmacy program. The school is located in Stockton, California. Located in the middle of no where, University of the Pacific is a great place to concentrate on studies and get to know a small group of diverse students!

  • 07/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Sign up for as classes possible and join a bunch of clubs. Play a sport if you want to.

    What to do for fun

    Play beach volleyball of go to the gym.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall has plethora of choices for people to pick from. The price for the food is reasonable.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is fun because you get to meet a bunch of people.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers push you to your limit and will help out when needed.

    In three sentences

    The most beautiful college campus in the world. With the best teachers that care about their students. Also fun social opportunities to do with new friends.

  • 08/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus IS located in Stockton and sometimes, you can't keep the crazies out. BUT, the campus police are always on top of their game and keep you safe. 100% honesty.... stepping onto the Pacific campus is different than Stockton. You feel safer and more protected! There is a specific emergency phone number and campus police are always driving around.

    Greek Life

    Top notch Greek Life system at Pacific! Because the campus is smaller than other larger Universities, the sororities and fraternities are smaller than at other campuses making the connection and sisterhood/brotherhood tighter than at other schools (in my opinion). Greek Life at Pacific is not like at other schools, it will offer you so many opportunities and Pacific has a strict NO HAZE policy which is strictly followed (I'm serious). JOIN!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities! There is a club rush at the beginning of every semester. If you aren't going to join Greek Life (which you should) then I highly suggest getting yourself involved in a club to make some friends with similar interests, sign up for all the fun clubs at the beginning of the semester!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who actually want to graduate in four years, who don't want to get lost in a class of 500 people, and want to wake up to a beautiful campus everyday

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lip Sync between the sororities and fraternities every Family Weekend is always fun, The Liar is the campus bar that sells alcohol ($2 beers on Thursday nights!), The Liar usually always has some sports playing, The Grove is the campus grocery store, the UC is the central location for all things Pacific as it houses where you eat and hang out/study,

    Bang for the buck

    The personalized education (where professors know your name) and the guaranteed graduation in four years make this college top notch.

    What to do for fun

    There are free movies in the movie theater every week, live bands in the bar every Thursday night, karaoke in the bar every Wednesday night, ASUOP has four trips a semester that you can go on (like ski trips, horseback riding, etc.), there is always a concert every year put on by ASUOP (Dev and the Cataracts my freshman year, Macklemore by sophomore year), there are exercise classes and a rock wall at the gym, tons of clubs to join, and GREEK LIFE

    Food and Dining

    Food is tasty and I love it... however there isn't much variety!

    Dorm Life

    I give the dorm life a 3 being Pacific can be really strict on their partying scene. Because the campus is smaller, it is more easily controlled and thus parties get shut down a lot faster than say, when I visited UC Davis and they had a UC Davis security guard outside the frat party..... this definitely would NOT fly at Pacific.

    Academic Rigor

    As with every college, there are some classes that are really simple and easy but you WILL have your challenging course as you really begin to dive into your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pass your AP exams or consider taking some classes at a junior college prior to coming to Pacific. This will help you considerably when trying to pursue your degree (this advice can apply to all colleges ready). Taking these classes will help you to earn a second degree or additional majors/minors! Join Greek Life!!! Whether it be professional or social, Greek Life at Pacific will offer you so many opportunities to excel. Or at the very least get yourself involved in a club!!

    In three sentences

    University of the Pacific is an excellent school that offers students a personal education and high opportunities. The staff and faculty are always willing to help you excel in whatever it is you�re looking to pursue. Although the campus is small, it is BEAUTIFUL.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a big thing around campus. Pacific has it's own police watching the campus day and night for any suspicious activity. One of the best things that this campus has that I have never personally seen is that there will be always be an emergency button right around the corner. These emergency poles have a bright blue light, and there are definitively many of these poles all around campus. There is no need to run to a far distant for help, just push that button and there will be help right away!

    Bang for the buck

    Of course, Pacific is known for it great education and also campus view. Although, Pacific is a little expensive and worth it! The school definitely helps out other students with low income, or just need a hand for money they can't pay by themselves. Pacific here, is generous enough to help you out. I got a grant from Pacific that pays $12,000 of my first year! They definitely help you out there! Just never ever in your life while attending school stop applying for scholarships! The are the key for your expenses for education!

    What to do for fun

    Many students that live on campus or local can shop and dine near without traveling very far, walking distance. Miracle Mile has a lot to offer to you, food, pastry, to clothes and shoes!

    Tips for prospective students

    Any student that is afraid of going to college and afraid to ask a question, don't be afraid. Get encouraged by anyone else in the campus! There are many people out in the campus that will be willing to help you out on anything!

    In three sentences

    Not every school focuses majorly on their students, but Pacific does. They care about your career! Pacific does want you to succeed in you future and become that person you have dreamed to be! Pacific has motivating students out there that will be willing to make a sacrifice to help out another student in any criteria when they are struggling.

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is incredibly good. Although it is in a dangerous city, campus safety does a good job in notifying students and parents whenever a threat arises on campus. Campus safety also provides safe transportation between the dorms and buildings during night.

    Food and Dining

    Food is mixed because there are some days in which the food is good and others where they are bad. The food is usually in a serving line or made in front of the customers.

    Dorm Life

    It depends greatly among each of the dorms. It depends on the type of people who are living in the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes use both lecture and personal engagement which makes it challenging and easy simultaneously. Academic policies are strict but they ensure the best from the students. The professors do their best to help their students succeed and plan for the future.

    In three sentences

    You will definitely feel like you are at an East Coast school, but instead it's at a reasonably sized California campus.

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Despite Stockton's reputation the campus is a safe haven from the outside world. If you have to walk back to your dorm late at night they have people that will escort you and there and there are emergency push buttons everywhere.

    What to do for fun

    There is not a lot do do around the campus, but the school makes sure you have plenty to do. There is an on campus movie theater

    Food and Dining

    They have a nice selection of food from Italian to Thai food that is all in one building. There is also a university owned food truck that drives to around campus a grocery store and several lounges and coffee houses around the campus that sell light meals and beverages, Usually the food is cooked just right, but there are some cooks that burn the meat whenever they grill it.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice and kept up except for Southwest Hall. Southwest Hall needs to be remodeled. Do not live in Southwest unless you like weird smells. However, all the dorms have a resident assistants that help you and give the dorms a very homey atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes will keep you busy and you will learn a lot. Most of the classes are also small so you can get a lot of individual help from you professors which will help you learn more. I don't think I could have survived my Calculus II class without the personal approach UoP takes.

    In three sentences

    University of the Pacific is a great school. The professors take the time to get to know you because of the small class sizes. Despite the price tag I think you have a competitive advantage in the job market if you graduate from this school.

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always a sport that is active during the day, a club that make reunions, hitting the gym, playing video games, or just plain hanging out.

    Food and Dining

    I absolutely love the food, and just in case you get tired of eating pizza or hamburgers, there is also other great food such as pasta, Asian cuisine, Mexican food, etc.

    Dorm Life

    Although I don't live on campus, I had the chance to stay there for my orientation and also hang out with my friends who do stay on campus and the rooms are great. They aren't too small and it's a nice way of meeting new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes get harder as they progress, but with the help of the professors and a bit of determination, there shouldn't be a problem.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a change in scenery or are looking to live somewhere where it's not too crowded, this is the school for you. The school is not too big or too small, just the perfect size.

    In three sentences

    Not only is the campus beautiful, but everybody is friendly, the professors are awesome, and there is always something to do on campus. There is a wide variety of classes to choose from, the food is great, and there is a lot of emphasize on diversity. The staff are very helpful and feel like I truly belong here.

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Many people think that because Pacific is in Stockton it's a super unsafe campus. This is not true. We're one of the only private schools in California that has their own police department. Seriously...University of the Pacific Police Department. Their police cars are Dodge Chargers. I feel very safe walking by one of those.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for students who like a non-hectic/non-crowded campus small, personal, village-like environment chance to have one on one engagement with teachers place that caters to you

    What to do for fun

    On Pacific Ave alone there are a lot of fun hang out areas. There's a pizza and hookah lounge, a tattoo parlor, and the fact that the campus is completely open and has no curfew hours allows for some shenanigans (just be safe, it's still Stockton).

    Food and Dining

    There are so many dining options. Although 5-star gourmet is nowhere to be found, there's always something different so you're never bored. There's a bar & grill on the second floor of the University Center along with the commons on the first floor. There's also a 7-Eleven-like mini mart on campus and you can use your meal plan to purchase anything in there.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Southwest Hall which is a dorm just for freshman. I regret choosing this dorm but if you don't mind constant yelling, banging on the walls and running through the hallways, it might actually be fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Just because the teachers know your name and encourage you to seek help doesn't mean the academic rigor is anything less than intense. You will get a lot of one on one time with teachers, but because of this, they expect more of you. They really care about you and won't pack on busy work for the sake of doing so, but they still expect you try your hardest.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to have a really good idea of what you're going to want to major in. It's really easy to double-major at this school so if later on you become interested in something else, consider taking on a dual-major instead of switching to another one. You can even dual-major BA and BS majors! Also try to avoid frat parties the very first week. That will seriously set you up for an entire semester of failure.

    In three sentences

    University of the Pacific is a school that truly focuses on you as a student and not just as a number in a pool of statistics. The different offices, teachers, groups, and school organizations all possess tools that can make your personal UOP experience truly great and fulfilling. The teachers really do remember your names and the relatively small campus really makes you feel at home.

  • 01/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus is generally safe, but it's in Stockton... Not too safe of an area, but the campus shouldn't have any problems. We have campus police patrolling all the time.

    Greek Life

    Not too popular but people will still rush and join fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    clubs and activities are fairly popular. It is a very enjoyable part of the college experience.

    Great for these types of students

    this school is great for students that want to be a part of something bigger. Students that have a goal in mind and will attack it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No real unusual traditions that I can think of

    Bang for the buck

    This school is very expensive but if you can find a way to get in, it is totally worth it.

    What to do for fun

    You can do whatever you want. You can go swim, shoot some hoops, or even just plain old hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food gets a bit repetitive, but what doesn't? The food in general isn't the greatest anyways.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fantastic if you are friends with your hallmates. Being friendly goes a long ways, and will help build long lasting friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    It is fairly tough, being a private school and all. Certain majors will be tougher than others, but that will be with every school no matter what.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for a smaller school, but being smaller doesn't take away from having that college experience.

    In three sentences

    It has beautiful weather and is very supportive. A loving community and a challenging academic load. Is very fun and enchanting.

  • 02/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always walk with a friend, especially at night. Use common sense. Campus security is ridiculously good at giving cars parking tickets.

    Greek Life

    There are few and is overrated and expensive. If you're looking for the party scene, make friends with the sport kids. Join a professional frat. That waym it looks good on your resume, you get the same perks as social sor/frat and you spend much less on dues.

    Clubs and Activities

    You have to stalk the clubs to find them unless you know people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Vandalizing a boulder

    Bang for the buck

    UoP has a ridiculously high tuition! Although they do give out financial aid, it's not enough. In my opinion, the middle class tend to get screwed over when it comes to financial aid. You don't qualify for aid because your family's income is just slightly above the necessary requirement and so they hit you with the full tuition, something many can barely afford. Also, it's amazing what the school spends our tuition money on. They're willing to cut financial aid but they are willing to spend money on dumb student activities/events that nobody goes to because they are unaware that the event is taking place at all.

    What to do for fun

    There is literally nothing to do for fun on campus. We have a tradition of painting the rock but that's about it. Student life has poor advertising on campus. You need to be actively looking if you want to get invovled with clubs and what nots. You get what you put in!

    Food and Dining

    The food is above average, however it gets old really quick. The best food item would be breakfast! They make solid tater tots and omelettes.

    Dorm Life

    Not going to lie, the dorms are much roomier compared to the UC's or many college's dorm for a matter of fact. There is a common lounge and is a great way to meet new people. The communal bathrooms can get gross at times, so wear sandals. The walls are also really thin! So bring earplugs.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hit and misses. You'll get really awesome, down to earth professors or you'll get boring, horrible professors who are litterally there to ruin your life along with your GPA. If you know you're doing horribly in that class, DROP THE CLASS! it is not worth lowering your GPA if you plan on going to grad school. Take as many GE's outside of pacific; that way you're not wasting you money and time with pointless classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do NOT purchase anything from the book stores. It's overrated and expensive, go buy your books somewhere else. As for school supplies, stick with ONE notebook, a pen, and or your laptop. Don't be overly ambitious and go for 8am classes (trying to get your day over with), you are setting yourself up for failure and regret. Make good friends with the people who serve you food at the University Center, they'll give you extra portions of food just in case you run out of Meal plan points. Never walk alone at night (have some common sense) and always have a Designated Driver!

    In three sentences

    One of the greatest highlights of the school is the beautiful campus. The campus has an East Coast New England vibe to it and is made up of a very diverse student body. UoP may be located in Stockton, but the campus definitely lives in it's own bubble.

  • 02/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Always be on top of everything, you do not want scramble a day before a midterm and always ask for help, teachers are always happy to help you in anyway possible.

    In three sentences

    Pacific is a college that focuses on making students become intellectuals whose knowledge expand various field of learning and also helps students become world class leaders who are engage in making the world a better place.

  • 03/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Despite being in a rough town, the security on campus is admirable. There is always a patrol car or security guard within easy distance in case of emergency, and they have a very fast response time to the emergency buttons placed around campus. Security will also patrol around the campus at all hours of the day to ensure the safety of its students.

    What to do for fun

    There are many opportunities for relaxing on campus, whether just hanging out with friends at the University Center, playing pool or table tennis at the Multicultural Center, or hitting up the gym for rock climbing or other exercise. There are also many events on campus like basketball, soccer, and water polo games, numerous sponsored events from fraternities or other organizations. There is no shortage of fun things to do at Pacific.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Pacific is very good, especially for a school kitchen. There is a cafe with a wide variety of foods, including pasta, a grill, Mexican food, Asian food, and a station for healthy selections. There is also a more restaurant-styled place to eat, with more traditional foods like burgers, pizza, hot dogs, and more. Overall the quality of the food is good, but still not on par with an actual restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on the dorm you live in, the community can be very different. There are the quads, the Southwest engineering dorm, and the general dormitory for most students. While it suffers the same issues as any school with cramped quarters, shared showers, and somewhat unclean halls, it does try admirably to encourage participation in events on campus, help out in the halls, and generally fostering camaraderie amongst the students.

    Academic Rigor

    While it is no Ivy League school, University of the Pacific offers rigorous classes and education for most majors, even undecided ones. For those talented individuals, there is also an honors program for more challenging, intensive classes with like-minded people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to utilize the resources on campus! There are numerous study groups, tutors, office hours, and others that can help with anything from course work to personal problems. All these things will help with adjusting to life on campus and making life easier for the next couple years while studying at Pacific.

    In three sentences

    A great school for almost any major, particularly if you are interested in medical sciences like dentistry or pharmacy. The other programs like business, engineering, and music are also top-notch. Regardless of which program you enroll in, you will receive good help and assistance with your choice.

  • 04/25/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is absolutely amazing. The security officers are sworn police officers. They have their own police department on campus, and have a response time of anywhere between 60 and 90 seconds anywhere on campus, even if you do not use the emergency phones that are conveniently all over campus. I feel very safe on campus, and do not feel like I am even anywhere near Stockton.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 300 clubs and activities on campus. If you cannot find a club or activity that interests you, you can go to Student Services, and try to get funding for a club or activity that you want on campus. The Student Ambassador that lead my tour was the leading girl in getting a Quidditch team on campus. Yes, I said Quidditch, like we are in Harry Potter. She said it was extremely easy. All you need is people to rally behind you and that want to join, and then get the funding.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun at U.O.P. Students can sign up to go White Water Rafting down the American River...FOR FREE!! Simply sign up in the recreational building. The campus does a Zombie Run on campus. There are groups of students who get together and watch T.V. shows, such as The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, etc. There is never a shortage of things to do at U.O.P. There is also a place called Miracle Mile. It basically a strip mall. Students can ride the school shuttle there and back. While on Miracle Mile, students can go shopping, see a movie, have dinner, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining was mostly located on the Northern half of campus. However, this was causing problems for some students who felt that they did not have enough time between classes that were on the Southern half of the campus to get food because it was too far away. They requested that the campus start a food truck for on the Southern half of campus. The campus agreed and now there is a food truck that runs daily on the Southern half of campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great, however, some of the dorm rooms are rather small. There are different buildings that hold different amounts of students. For example, the main housing building can hold 300+ students. There is a housing building that houses mostly Engineering majors. And there is the Quads that only hold 40-50 people in the entire building.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is very intense. The campus has programs for pre-dentistry, pre-pharmaceutical, and pre-law, where students can get into the programs and complete their degrees and extra schooling in 6-7 years. The students can be in a program called a 3+3 where they do 3 years of G.E. and 3 years of their degree program or a 4+3, where they do 4 years of G.E. and 3 years of their degree program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus, and take the tour. I was not considering this campus as a serious school. I only applied because people kept telling me that it was an amazing school. If you are on the fence of whether or not to attend the school, TAKE THE TOUR!! It can possibly be the deal breaker. It was for me.

    In three sentences

    This campus is absolutely beautiful! There are roses practically everywhere you turn on campus, which is amazing. On top of that, even though the school is in Stockton, the campus is very safe with sworn officers on campus who have response times anywhere between 60 and 90 seconds anywhere on campus.

  • 05/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    So far, I feel pretty safe on campus, there are blue signal lights throughout the university so if you do feel threatened or unsafe, press it right away and a patrol will be there in two seconds flat. They work pretty hard and efficient. Also, there are the Stripe patrol, which is a patrol that can drive students from Point A to Point B in the University. They are there to keep you safe at night times and transfer you back to your dorms safe and sound.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are two giant rocks that seem to change colors almost every week, so don't mind that.

    Bang for the buck

    Borrow/rent/buy books from other students than the bookstore, they are way overpriced. Try checking out Facebook pages and groups about them so you can snag a good deal.

    What to do for fun

    There are clubs, organizations, to join Greek fraternities/sororities to fit your common interests, however; there are events held in Pacific that are free or student ID necessary or tickets, so keep an eye out for those.

    Food and Dining

    Decent food and pretty pricey. You use your student ID to swipe for food and changes the balance each time you use it. Also, there are certain meals that are served differently per day and week. Food and dining is very diverse, from American classic to Asian bistro to bar style to food truck, there is plenty of varieties to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    In dorms, you tend to make lots of friends with common interests and allows you to become more sociable. The only downside is that some dorms are pretty old and the renovating made is simply repainted walls and vacuum the floors. Also, most dorms do not have elevators so carrying heavy loads to the third floor will be a pain.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say it is pretty rigorous because I admit, I have to retake some classes because my high school did not prepare me enough as well as competition with other majors. However, the staff are their to help you in any way possible so take advantage of that and the tutoring available in Pacific.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what this university has to offer and ask yourself, does it match with what I want to do in the future? and understand that a lot of money will go into your education because it is a privilege. Try to find other options such as taking classes from community colleges because some classes offered may be transferable and a bit easier and affordable, especially if Pacific is expensive for you. Finally, you will be in the middle of Stockton, understand what the media portrays this city and compare to living in it, it may differ greatly and alter how you see the media.

    In three sentences

    I would like to say that University of the Pacific works hard to support and challenge their students. It brings in very diverse population, ranging from students to its's staff, creating a unique atmosphere for students who aren't raised from such environment. However, it is pretty pricey coming from a person who depends on financial aid and it is a pretty small campus, you are bound to see familiar faces every now and then.

  • 05/20/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus looks and feels very safe.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is awesome.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I like to play tennis and i like to play the piano or the guitar. Although i've only been playing guitar for 3 years, I have a natural skill for it and I am actually quite profficient at the instrument. Playing the guitar helps me relieve stress and it helps me have something to do when i want to be productive. I like tennis because it is a great sport to connect with your friends. You can play and at the same time have a nice talk with them. It is also a great workout and it keeps me fit.

    Food and Dining

    I have not tried the food at UoP so i don't know what the food is like there.

    Dorm Life

    I have not yet lived in the dorms so I can not rate the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    I love the classes that UoP provides. It has everything i want and need.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prespective students would be to stop procrastinating and do what you have to do in order to get the classes you need.

    In three sentences

    I believe that UoP is a great university. Since I've visited UoP, I've fell in love with the campus and the fact that you will graduate within four years. The small classes that this university provides fits my study habits perfectly.

  • 05/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The school has some great professors and staff, and most of them are accessible through office hours or appointments. On the other hand, some classes focus mostly on memorization, which I would rather do for free at a library. For the subjects which focus on how you apply your knowledge, the classes are more interesting. Tuition has risen a couple thousand dollars for the past few years, and it would be a lot better if the education could be cheaper. The school offers scholarships and grants in addition to government funds, but in case tuition keeps increasing, get some private scholarships to add funding to your education.

    Dorm Life

    You might get along well with your roommate, but then you might not.

    Academic Rigor

    Science classes are tough so that they weed out pre-pharmacy and pre-dentistry students who wouldn't make it through Pacific's professional schools. Humanities classes focus more on what you think and how you express your ideas.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want to accomplish during your undergrad years. Start talking to the career resource center as early as your freshman year to find what direction could be right for you. For smaller classes, make sure you show up because professors will take attendance and include it as your participation grade.

    In three sentences

    The University of the Pacific offers great humanities courses, but its science classes challenge students. The school makes it possible to study abroad in your major as long as you speak with your advisor early. Class sizes in science classes are larger than those of the humanities.

  • 06/09/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The campus hosts a beautiful scenery for running or strolling. There is a bridge on campus with a river underneath with turtles to look at. The gym is another hit site. The gym at UoP offers Zumba and Spin classes.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is excellent. The amount of food even for the lowest meal plan offers plenty! There are plenty of healthy food options and the amount is generous.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are small, but it gives students the chance to meet other students. Quads and apartments have different personalities such as Southwest for social and quads for the quiet atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    There are plenty of honors classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    It would help to meet and become close with some of the current students and don't be afraid to talk to the counselors about anything. I recommend having a plan going in if money is an issue. It's hard to afford to waste time here.

    In three sentences

    University of the Pacific offers a great program for Bioengineering students in which they have the chance to complete their Master's within 5 years. The open campus is beautiful and eventful. It's pricey, but with the effort put in, it will be worth it.

  • 07/07/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I visited UOP in March of 2014. It was a beautiful campus, the students that I talked to were great, and I felt right at home the minute that I walked onto campus.