The University of the Pacific was established in 1851 as California’s first chartered institution of higher learning. Pacific has earned widespread recognition for its student-centered approach to education, its many firsts and innovations and the accomplishments of its 55,000 living alumni. Pacific’s progress and leadership in higher education have earned national recognition. The University has been listed as a “Best Value” (Top 50) every year since 2000 and is consistently ranked among the top 100 national universities in the country. The Stockton campus was ranked by College Admission Essay as the fifth most beautiful campus in the nation.
Pacific At A Glance
80 + Undergraduate Majors and 17 Graduate Programs in 9 Schools and Colleges
4-year private, co-educational university, with a dental school in San Francisco and a law school in Sacramento
Four-Year Graduation Guarantee for incoming freshmen
19 NCAA Division I Athletic Programs
140+ Clubs and Recreational Organizations
Traditional brick and ivy campus, 175 acres with more than 100 species of regional and international trees.
The campus has been the setting for more than a dozen movies, including Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Stockton: Gateway to California
The City of Stockton is ranked the 13th largest city in California and is the 4th largest city in the Central Valley. Stockton has a dynamic, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural population of more than 290,000 residents. Stockton has a variety of entertainment, cultural activities and diversity to offer new residents. While also recognizing the ethnic diversity of Stockton, it is the home to the oldest Buddhist Temple in California.
Known as California's "Sunrise Seaport," the City of Stockton is located at the confluence of the San Joaquin River and the Delta Regionwaterways, allowing for ease of transportation of goods, or entertainment activities such as boating, skiing, and fishing. Moving westward Stockton is a 90 minute drive to San Francisco and is only a 40 minute drive from the BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station in Dublin, as well as being less than one-hour's drive from downtown Sacramento. Also Stockton offers close proximity to many other popular destinations such as Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, the many wineries of Napa/Sonoma, and numerous ski resorts in the Mother Lode.