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Pacific University-Oregon Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 69 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

65% Women
35% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

Northwest Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $52,648)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $50,031)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 32 - - -
Basketball 14 14 - -
Football 120 - - -
Golf 8 7 - -
Lacrosse - 24 - -
Soccer 26 25 - -
Softball - 19 - -
Swimming 11 18 - -
Tennis 14 12 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 36 31 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 14 11 - -
Volleyball - 19 - -
Wrestling 22 8 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 14.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.3%
Hispanic 4.2%
Non-resident alien 4.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 11.1%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 64.1%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 2
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 2
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Norma from Hillsboro, OR
  • 1
  • I lived off campus. I experienced the dorm life from a distance when I'd visit friends. I can say that there is a slight disconnect from the college life experience…

  • Sep-13-2015 Read More
  • Anonymous
  • 3
  • Aside from the newest building, the dorm life at Pacific is average in terms of what the dorms look like. There are faults to each building but overall, dorm life…

  • Jan-14-2015 Read More
  • Nicole from Medical Lake, WA
  • 5
  • dorm life is absolutely fantastic. it is like living in a mini suburb. you get to leave your doors open when you're studying just so that you can meet new…

  • Feb-16-2012 Read More
  • Kyle from Corvallis, OR
  • 4
  • The dorms at Pacific are, for the most part, very nice and enjoyable to live in, and each is managed by an amazing RA staff. Though some of the buildings…

  • Dec-28-2014 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Taylor from Alamo, CA
  • Jan-17-2018 I am a current student here

    My favorite meal in the cafeteria is the breakfast because the cooks are so good and I just love breakfast. Lunch and dinner are okay, but lately the cafeteria has been letting people fill out comment cards in order to better the food at Pacific. The newest meal they have been cycling through is sushi! It has been a big hit! The cafeteria offers a lot of variety, but sometimes something as simple as meat can be super dry or bland.

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  • 2
  • Alexis from OR
  • Mar-17-2016 I am a current student here

    Food is alright. They have recently redecorated the university center that holds the cafeteria and added a full service Starbucks. The actually cafeteria food isn't too great. It seems nice at first but meals become repetitive and not so good. They do have a small convienance store, but it is overpriced.

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  • 3
  • Norma from Hillsboro, OR
  • Sep-13-2015 I am a past student here

    The food was okay. It improved as the years passed. Pacific is small and doesn't have big chain restaurant options. Maggie's Buns though, is a very popular place to go! It is an outstanding little restaurant, just a couple minutes away from campus. You can't go wrong with any choice made there. Plus, students get a discount. Pac Thai is also a go-to for Pacific Students. If you're in a mood for a burger and a milkshake, Scottie's is the place for you. There's also a grocery store about a block away, for those who want to cook at home.

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  • 2
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-14-2015 I am a current student here

    College food is college food, Pacific has food but the options are quite limited. The people in charge of dining, although they may be friendly, are still disinclined to spend money on things they find too expensive so a majority of the food served is unhealthy.

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  • 2
  • Keanu from Lihue, HI
  • Jan-01-2015 I am a current student here

    The food isn't good for the most part. Don't get a meal plan if you don't need to, or take the most declining balance possible.

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  • 3
  • Kyle from Corvallis, OR
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Pacific's dining services are perhaps the one area where things fall flat. There has been a lot of controversy even within the past year and a half over the school's food supplier, Aramark, and complaints about the quality of the food are neither rare nor unfounded. Still, the dining staff itself are all awesome, and the dining hours are easy enough to remember. On top of that, dining services (along with Greek life) occasionally put on big dinners before things like winter break, and these are always delicious.

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  • 4
  • Mikaela from Hillsboro, OR
  • Jul-24-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    From what I remember, Pacific only has one dining hall, which is somewhat limiting. However, there choices were quite varied and students can put in requests to the cooking staff on food choices they would like to have available.

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  • 2
  • Alyssa from Frederick, CO
  • Mar-06-2014 I am a past student here

    The food here has some ups and downs. In general its bland, though a few of their dishes have been improving over the course of the year.

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  • 4
  • Kelle from Kailua, HI
  • Jan-10-2014 I am a current student here

    There is an abundance of choices for food. some good and some food people dont like but overall not too bad

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Jan-14-2015 I am a current student here

    Greek life at Pacific is toned down in comparison to Greek Life at other universities. However, they still have their own respective parties and events that would classify them as traditional fraternities or sororities. But what is unique about Pacific's Greek Life is that they are all focused academically and do a good deal of philanthropic work.

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  • 0
  • Alyssa from Frederick, CO
  • Mar-06-2014 I am a past student here

    Our Greek life isn't officially recognized, but the initiations are a lot more humane and monitored than if it were to go on a public college.

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  • 0
  • Tiana-Jasmaine from Forest Grove, OR
  • Oct-27-2013 I am a current student here

    We do not have housings for fraternities and sororities, but we do have a lounge for them to gather and meet up. Most of the fraternities and sororities here are community service based as well.

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  • 0
  • Lauren from Portland, OR
  • May-18-2013 I am a current student here

    There's a little bit of greek life... but not much. You can occasionally hear some brotherhood chanting outside in the middle of the night how awesome they are, or while you're at the dining hall, some pledge girls are told to sing in front of everyone eating, but I do not know much about it, other than that.

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  • 0
  • Current Student
  • Feb-06-2013 I am a current student here

    I am involved in a sorority here and my sisters have become my closest friends and supporters.

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  • 0
  • Rodolfo from Albany, OR
  • Dec-19-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life is not what it is in big universities here. No fraternity/sorority has a house, and there is not always a positive vibe if you belong to one.

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  • 0
  • Jessica from Aloha, OR
  • Nov-06-2012 I am a current student here

    I am a member of Delta Chi Delta, and I love being in the sorority. There are four sororities and three fraternities, each with its own unique personality. Pretty much everyone can find a group they will fit in with. Pacific University has a strong anti-hazing policy.

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