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University of the Pacific

Pacific was founded on July 10, 1851, in Santa Clara. It was originally named California Wesleyan College, but one month later, it petitioned to have its name changed to the University of the Pacific. In 1858, the college opened the first medical school on the West Coast; it was called the Medical Department of the University of the Pacific. The medical school was later affiliated with University College under the name Cooper Medical College, and in 1908 it was taken over by Stanford University and became the Stanford University School of Medicine.

In 1871, the campus was moved to San Jose, to an area that came to be known as the College Park neighborhood, and opened its doors to women, becoming the first independent co-educational campus in California. In 1878, the Conservatory of Music was established at Pacific, making it the first of its kind west of the Mississippi River. In 1896, Napa College merged with the college. In 1911, the name was changed to College of the Pacific (COP or Pacific).

In 1923, the campus relocated from the Bay Area to the city of Stockton becoming the first private four-year university in the Central Valley;[dubious – discuss] it changed its name back to the University of the Pacific in 1961. In 1925, the San Jose campus was sold to Santa Clara College which moved its Santa Clara Prep to the campus and renamed it Bellarmine College Preparatory.

Important Facts

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At the University of Pacific, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of our institutional mission. Diversity is an indispensable component of academic excellence. It enriches the educational experience by allowing all of us to share knowledge, develop critical thinking skills, and understand new perspectives and ideas that are grounded in all of the ways we are different and unique.

The Community Partner for Northern California

Our future is tied to the future of Northern California. We invest in the surrounding community to help support and develop one of the country's fastest-growing economic and cultural centers. Whether we’re providing dental clinics in San Francisco, helping Stockton third graders become proficient readers through Beyond our Gates, or providing legal advice to immigrants in Sacramento, we're devoted to our communities.

Ranking / Awards


University of the Pacific's 2021 Rankings

The University of the Pacific is ranked #133 in National Universities. 

  • #133 in National Universities (tie)
  • #93 in Best Colleges for Veterans (tie)
  • #53 in Best Value Schools


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  • Ranking: 801
  • Type of Accommodation: On Campus


Annual Cost of living 12000 USD /year
Average Annual UG Fee N/A
Average Annual PG Fee 47936 USD
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Contact Information

  • 3601 Pacific Ave. Stockton, CA 95211
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Campus Information

Stockton Campus

The Stockton Campus is University of the Pacific’s 175-acre residential campus, home to undergraduate, graduate and professional programs that prepare students for successful futures in business, education, engineering, health sciences and more.

Sacramento Campus

University of the Pacific’s Sacramento campus has grown to meet the needs of the surrounding community by offering graduate and professional degrees not only in law but in education and health. Pacific aims to connect students to the community in order to build a better future for Sacramento.

San Francisco Campus

Our state-of-the-art San Francisco campus is a center for learning, teaching, patient care and research. Located in the vibrant SoMa district, our students experience the best of Pacific and the Bay Area.

Programs Offered


Master of Science in Computer Science

  • Length 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 46980 USD
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  • Average processing time 20 days
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Master of Science in Data Science

  • Length 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 47936 USD
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  • Average processing time 20 days
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Master of Science in Engineering Science - Engineering Management

  • Length 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 45840 USD
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  • Average processing time 20 days
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