Pacific University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.13 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 46 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and NASM
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 3,909 (1,930 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 9% part-time, 91% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $31,413
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2.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

Unfortunately this is the only occupational therapy program in Oregon. There are a few professors who are good, but there's a lot of death by powerpoint and emphasis on teaching "professionalism" over much-needed OT skills. The class size has grown without more resources being provided for the program, so instructors say they don't even have time to give individualized feedback on assignments. I don't know if this has changed, but when I was there there wasn't even a practice OT clinic on campus, which is a bit ridiculous for a clinical doctorate program. On the bright side, there are tons of OT jobs out there and you won't have trouble finding one. (Which is good, since you'll be paying $2k/month in loans for ten years after graduation.)
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2006

It is important to enter college prepared to study and put effort into pursuing a degree in the field you intend to work in throughout your life. Being able to focus, study with distractions present and independently manage your life are critical skills.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018

I am in my first year of PA school, and overall it's a great experience. It really is as hard as everyone says, but my classmates and their families are INCREDIBLE. The academic building is nice, and the faculty and staff seem to really care about students.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

The best choice I did was picking McGeorge as the institution for pursuing my legal education. I have nothing bad to say about the faculty, staff, or students; it is really a family feel here. McGeorge has prepared me for my future law endeavors by providing the best educational program. The professors here are truly exceptional with extreme knowledge on the material. I would highly recommend this law school to any one interested in pursuing this profession.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Pacific. The professors truly care about their students and work hard to make sure we are able to demonstrate our understanding of a variety of different teaching methods. I learned a lot during the MAT program and would highly recommend Pacific to receive your Master's degree.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

Excellent university with amazing staff that care about your future. The university has a good atmosphere which is very important when you will spend a majority of your time there. Absolutely wonderful clinical experiences that prepare you to practice. I got into other schools, but I couldn't imagine going anywhere else.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2019

The program has an excellent environment and support from fellow students and faculty. The course work is interesting and challenging. The program is quiet expensive and because it's a small school there is little to no financial aid.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

Pacific University is well-known for certain graduate programs, such as Optometry and Exercise Science, but it has a few graduate programs that are new and only starting. The faculty is amazing and class sizes are relatively small, but it's still an incredibly expensive school.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2017

The MFA program in creative writing at Pacific University is one of the best low-residency programs in the nation. The writers and teachers, and even students are some of the best in the US. It's more like joining an ongoing dialogue on the pleasures of reading and writing, and what it takes to make a career out of that. The coursework is rigorous, but every student gets one-on-one attention and the program is tailored to meet their needs and goals. Amazing program.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros: 3 year program, safe campus and local neighborhood environment, right by public transport, lots of networking opportunities from local preceptors and school staff, lots of support from staff Cons: Since it is a 3 year program, the workload is heavy, but doable
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