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University of the Pacific

United States
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About University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with a long tradition of dedicated teaching, small class sizes, practical experience and vibrant residential life. The breathtaking main campus in Stockton, California is home to seven schools and colleges, with more than 80 majors and programs of study. Pacific also has the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco.

Campus information

Stockton Campus
The Stockton campus, featuring a tower, rose gardens, architectural columns, brick-faced buildings, and numerous trees, was used in Hollywood films, due to its aesthetic likeness to East Coast Ivy League universities: High Time, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Sure Thing, Dead Man on Campus, and Dreamscape, among others. Part of Disney's 1973 film The World's Greatest Athlete was also shot at Pacific.

The Stockton campus is home to three main residential halls: Grace Covell Hall, Southwest Hall, and the Quad Buildings. The Quads are composed of several separate smaller residence halls in close proximity to each other. Grace Covell is the largest residence hall on campus holding more than 350 students while Southwest and the Quads hold a lower number of students. Upperclassmen can find housing in the University Townhouses on the northeast side of campus or in the two apartment buildings known as Monagan and Brookside Hall.

In 2008, the university opened a new University Center, at a cost of $38 million, to centralize all campus student-centered activities. The Don & Karen DeRosa University Center houses a new central dining hall, student cafe, pub, bookstore and conference centers, replacing the McCaffrey Center. It also built a new $20 million Biological Sciences Center in 2008 that provides advanced classroom and laboratory facilities for students studying the natural sciences and the health sciences.

The campus is home to Morris Chapel, a non-denominational church with simple architecture, excellent acoustics and photogenic backdrops.

Sacramento Campus
Pacific's 13-acre Sacramento campus is home to McGeorge School of Law.

San Francisco Campus
Pacific's Dugoni School of Dentistry is located in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood, containing classrooms, administrative offices, a simulation laboratory and clinics offering dental care to the public. In 2011, Pacific purchased a seven-story former Wells Fargo office building in the South of Market neighborhood, intending to use five floors to house Dugoni, while renting two floors as premium office space. Dugoni is expected to move into its new facilities in 2014.

The Main Clinic entrance is located on Sacramento Street (between Webster and Fillmore Streets).

Accommodation

Halls & Apartments

Pacific has 26 residential buildings designated for student housing, including traditional residence halls, apartments, and Greek Chapter facilities. There are approximately 2200 students living on campus.

There are 14 traditional residence halls with a majority of double occupancy rooms and a small number of single and triple occupancy rooms. Six apartment communities accommodate 1-4 residents per apartment.

Six Greek Chapter facilities include four fraternity and two sorority houses (two additional sorority houses are owned by the sororities and not maintained by the University).

The majority of the on-campus spaces are reserved for freshmen and sophomores in the residence halls, while the remaining spaces are available in the Greek facilities and apartment communities.  Placement in both the Greek and apartment communities require that you be at least a sophomore; priority is provided to students with junior or higher class standing.

International Students

University of the Pacific is a residential university. Most of its students live on the University campus in residence halls operated by the University’s Housing Office. Most residence halls are coeducational (for both men and women), but the University also has facilities exclusively for women. The University requires all first- and second-year students to live in University housing. Exceptions may be given to those living with their parent(s) or to those who request exception due to medical or religious reasons. The University has limited facilities for married students.

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Courses available 10

Applied and Pure Sciences 2 Computer Science and IT 1 Engineering 4 Humanities & Social Sciences 2 Mass Communication & Media 1

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