Pacific University is a private, independent liberal arts school located in Forest Grove, Oregon. Founded in 1849 as Tualatin Academy by the United Church of Christ, the university upholds the motto Pro Christo et Regno Ejus, which is Latin for “For Christ and His Kingdom.” Today, the university is no longer officially associated with the United Church of Christ although it still maintains a close relationship with the religious group.

For its graduate program, the university is well-known for its College of Optometry. In addition, it also offers graduate programs in education, writing and a number of allied health fields including occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, dental health science, professional psychology, pharmacy, and a master of healthcare administration course through the College of Health Professions.

Today, there are around 3,213 students enrolled at Pacific University representing 30 U.S. states and 28 countries outside of the United States. The average class size is 19 and the student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. This allows the students to have a more focused interaction with their teachers.

Cost of tuition and fees for academic year 2009-2010 is US$39,034 which includes tuition and fees at US$29,966; room and board at US$8,118; and books and supplies at US$950. Financial aid is extended to students by the university in the form of loans, grants, scholarships for qualified students and student employment.

On-campus housing is available to students of Pacific University and is, in fact, required of all freshman and sophomore students who are assigned to live in one of the three university-owned residence halls.

For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Pacific University.