University of the Pacific

Location Leavenworth
Established 1851
Famous For Top-ranking academic and professional programs  


The University of the Pacific is a renowned private university with its main campus in Stockton, California. The Methodist-affiliated university also has graduate campuses in San Francisco and Sacramento. It was founded in 1851 and is known to have the first independent co-educational campus in California. 

Through its ten schools and colleges, the university offers more than 80 undergraduate areas of study. There are more than 30 graduate and professional courses apart from 12 accelerated programs and a course for continuing education. The major fields of study offered at the university include business, engineering and computer science, health sciences, music, pharmacy, law, liberal arts and others.

Services for International Students

The Student Support Services by the university include various options that have been provided to make the life of students easier. They can get help with academic and career success, and health services and special services are also available in case someone has a disability. The Career Services at the university include job and internship fairs, on-campus job fairs, practice interviews and workshops on making resumes and cover letters, apart from teaching networking skills. 


  • 151st in the National Universities by the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 82nd in the Top Performers on Social Mobility category in the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 56th in the Best Value Schools category in the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 96th in the US by Times Higher Education World University Rankings of 2022
  • 96th in the US by QS World University Rankings of 2023


The on-campus housing facilities are provided by all three campuses of the university. All undergraduate students are required to stay on campus for at least two years. The Stockton campus housing has several residence halls with single and double occupancy rooms with other major amenities needed by students during their university years. 

About Location

The university's main campus is situated in Stockton, which is a mid-sized city in California. The public transportation system includes buses and light rail, which can be used by the students to explore the city. The city offers various cultural and recreational activities for students, including options to go for theatre performances, musical events, and museums. The outdoor spaces in the city can be explored, such as Victorian Park, Micke Grove Regional Park, and Stockton Marina. 

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