Pacific University Graduate Program Reviews

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98%
of students recommend
(4.18 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 45 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and NASM
  • Campus Setting: Suburb: Large
  • Student Population: 3,810 (1,924 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 8% part-time, 92% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $29,491
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

2.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2020

This program offers an excellent opportunity to gain specialized experiences and develop a niche within a particular subfield of graduate psychology. A con would be that major changes in recent years have resulted in disorganization and inconsistency from administration.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros are this program is a newly accredited OTD program with excellent and caring professors and staff. The cons are it is expensive and the program is growing, which is stretching some of the valuable resources of the program.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015

The new MBA program at Pacific is an excellent program. Pacific is truly living up to its reputation as a wonderful school. The campus is located just outside of downtown Hillsboro and has good on and off campus parking as well as public transportation within walking distance. The program is very new, and therefore has its foibles. Professors are still trying to get used to the condensed term, but are great about working as much as possible with the students even though the workload is heavy, which is expected in a graduate program.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I am proud and excited to be a student of Pacific University. After attending another large university during my undergraduate program, I felt lost in a pool of thousands of other students and never made any lasting relationships with educators or advisors that could help shape my future career. That all changed when I first met with my advisors at Pacific University. I immediately felts comfortable and valued and that I wasn't on this journey of fulfilling my Master's degree alone because I had a network of people at my side ready to catch me if I failed and celebrate in my victories with me. The cost of tuition is higher than other universities but I can't put a monetary amount on the support I have received from my program at Pacific University.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

A con would be that it is located in a super small town, but that is also a pro in itself because it has that small town charm. Also, it is an hour out from Portland so if you ever need a break, Portland is there!
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

The pros of this program are small cohort, supportive staff who are quick to respond to emails, interesting classes, on-site clinic, great building with access to technology and public transportation. Cons may be that the city the professional psychology campus is in is not a "college town" and not too much entertainment around the area.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

I am new to this program but so far every aspect of the school has been excellent. Professors are very accessible and willing to devote time to support students in every aspect of their time at Pacific. Small cohort sizes seem like they will contribute to a great academic and social environment.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016

Excellent school with a great faculty that really cares about student success. A great experience.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

Great faculty and staff, but what makes the Physical Therapy program at Pacific University even better is the supportive nature of fellow students as well as the professors.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2017

One of the pros of my program is the block scheduling. While intense, it allows for optimum concentration in the subject matter for maximum retention of the information. The students and faculty are also extremely friendly, helpful, and welcoming. The public transportation is amazing and affordable, as well as the amenities provided to students close to campus. The only con of my program is the cost. Although still less expensive than other pharmacy programs because of the accelerated curriculum, tuition is still out of reach for many.
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