University of the Pacific- Stockton, California

The University of the Pacific is the oldest chartered university in California which prepares students for their personal and professional success. The breathtaking campus has been featured in many Hollywood movies. With the average freshman retention rate of 85 percent, the Pacific is one of the best valued schools in the U.S.

Some of the key highlights of the university are:-

Founding Year and accreditation : Established in 1851, this private institution is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Location: Stockton, California, U.S.

UG & PG Student Intake : The university has a current undergraduate and postgraduate enrollment of 6,128.

International Diversity :  65% international students are accepted yearly .

Rankings:  Ranked as the 111th best National University. 

Campus:   The University of the Pacific has a picturesque campus that has made its way into more than 15 movies, including “All the King’s Men,” “Porgy & Bess” and “Flubber”. No wonder, it is counted among the top 10 most beautiful campuses in the U.S.

Popular Disciplines: The most popular majors at University of the Pacific include: Business Administration and Management, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Engineering, General, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General and Curriculum and Instruction

Opportunities:  In 2015, PayScale, the online salary information company, ranked Pacific 74th for Highest Paid Graduates in the United States. 

Notable Alumni:  Rebecca Jacoby (Senior Vice President of Operations, Cisco), Jose Hernandez (Former NASA astronaut), Allan Zaremberg (President, California Chamber of Commerce) are few of the renowned personalities the university has produced.

Uni Trivia : 

1) Pacific is the first U.S. University to have a micro finance center operating on its campus.

2)  The Stockton Campus has served as a movie set for Hollywood movies like High Time, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Sure Thing, Dead Man on Campus, and Dreamscape. Part of Disney’s 1973 film The World’s Greatest Athlete was also shot at Pacific.

3) It is a boon for jazz lovers as the university has extensive collections of the famous jazz musician and former alumnus, Dave Brubeck (1920-2012).