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University of the Pacific: Narrative Description


3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211-0197
Tel: (209)946-2344
Free: 800-959-2867
Admissions: (209)946-2211
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Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1851. Setting: 175-acre suburban campus with easy access to Sacramento. Endowment: $163.4 million. Research spending 2003-04: $12.5 million. Total enrollment: 6,268. Faculty: 656 (401 full-time, 255 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 5,255 applied, 64% were admitted. 37% from top 10% of their high school class, 72% from top quarter, 92% from top half. 14 student government officers. Full-time: 3,371 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 88 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 8 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 3% black, 28% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 6% 25 or older, 58% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 85% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; biological/life sciences; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: audition for music program. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $32,608 includes full-time tuition ($24,320), mandatory fees ($430), and college room and board ($7858). College room only: $3914. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $839 per unit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 100 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities; 18% of eligible men and 22% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, cultural organizations, Marketing Club, Model United Nations. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Pacific Days, Cultural Diversity Week. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,200 college housing spaces available. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Holt Memorial Library plus 1 other with 282,313 books, 701,525 microform titles, 1,356 serials, 10,894 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Stockton, population 230,000, is located 80 miles east of San Francisco and 40 miles south of Sacramento. The city is located in a rich agricultural region. All major forms of transportation serve the area. Stockton has 110 churches, general hospitals, a library, museum, and fine shopping facilities. Recreational facilities include theaters, parks, playgrounds, stadiums, a large events center, and a baseball stadium. The city is only a short drive away from facilities for water skiing, sailing, and golf, and the Sierra Nevada mountain range is also nearby.

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