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: 3,909 (1,930 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 11 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 9% part-time, 91% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $31,413
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

2.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2014

Pacific University offers an entry-level occupational therapy education for people wishing to stay within Oregon while they go to school. The facilities have been updated and include a modern ADL and pediatric lab. Unfortunately the program is much longer than necessary.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2017

The campus is very quaint as is the town of Forest Grove. The surrounding countryside is very beautiful. Academics at Pacific are very strong.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2016

The fast pace environment allows us to finish the program in three years. However, it leaves us no time to think of anything else but the classes. The professors were very knowledgeable and their teaching style were great. The promote team work to the extreme which enforces even the shiest student to take part in group activity. I highly recommend the school if tuition is affordable to anyone.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014

Pacific University's PA program has many pro including the level of education and standards of achievement. The curriculum is based on up to date evidence-based information. Students are also take a course that teaches them how to read and critically evaluate peer reviewed medical articles. The supportive and experienced faculty consisting of Physicians, PAs, pharmacists, and optometrists have varied backgrounds and are all very knowledgeable and available to help students learn. Clinical rotations are set up by faculty, and they do the majority of the work to find and keep educational rotations. They also offer international rotations in Honduras, Kenya, and China. The campus is very accessible via the light rail 'the max' with a stop right outside of the school. Student max passes are also discounted. The school is located at the Health Professions Campus in Hillsboro, OR and the PA program shares the campus with a multitude of other health professions such as pharmacy, physical therapy, dental hygiene, occupational therapy, audiology, and psychology. The optometry program will soon be there also. This allows for educational experiences that involve other professions as well. A con would be that rotations can be throughout the US which can increase the cost in the second year.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The program is awesome. The faculty and staff make sure that your learning experience here is worth while. They're interested in how well you're doing in and outside of class. The program is also more hands on than other programs. I'm excited to go to class everyday! The only thing that is considered "hard" or a "con" is that it gives you less time with your family, especially if you have kids. The faculty are really sensitive to making sure that students with families are included and they also work your schedule around it so that you can have a little time with them.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

The graduate program so far has been great. The students I work with and my teachers have all been very understanding and have shown that they care about my success. The courses are challenging but we have a good support system and network of teachers and students. The only con is the cost so far. I am married with a little girl, the amount of debt we will incur is going to be challenging to conquer.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

Pro: Amazing education, holistic approach, faculty and staff truly care about student's learning and quality of life, Amazing community/family feeling within cohort Con: expensive tuition $30K/year
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

Pacific University's PT program offers a unique setting for students, who have a strong desire to serve others through the practice of physical therapy. The program advocates evidence based practice as well as student participation in service events and APTA political/social functions. The professors impart their passion for the profession through their engaging and didactic classes. Finally, one other appealing aspect of this program is that students are able to participate in the placement process for their clinical internships.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2016

Really think the modified block program is a great way to immerse in a subject and maximize comprehension.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

Absolutely a great program. Lots of opportunities to get involved beyond the classroom and the faculty support is unmatched.
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