3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton, California 95211
Phone: (209) 946-2285
Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Stockton, California is proud to be the home of the first chartered University in California. Pacific was established by pioneering Methodist ministers in 1851 as California's first chartered institution of higher learning, just 10 months after statehood. University of the Pacific is an independent, coeducational university serving more than 6,400 students on three campuses in Stockton, San Francisco and Sacramento. Pacific has earned widespread recognition for its deep commitment to teaching and learning, its history of innovation, and the accomplishments of its 55,000 living alumni.
As an innovator and leader in higher education, Pacific provided the state with its first medical school in 1858 (which later became part of Stanford, and today is California Pacific Medical Center); its first coeducational campus in 1870; and its first conservatory of music in 1878.
It was the nation's first to offer an undergraduate teacher corps program, the first to send an entire class to an overseas campus, the first to establish a Spanish-speaking inter-American college, and the first to offer a four-year graduation guarantee. With its move from San Jose to Stockton in 1924, Pacific became the first private four-year university in the Central Valley. Shortly after occupying the new campus, Pacific established one of California's earliest schools of education. In 1992 it was renamed the Gladys L. Benerd School of Education in honor of the alumna's endowed gift.
Combining challenging courses with hands-on, experiential learning, Pacific students pursue higher education in a supportive, nurturing environment. A full range of resources and services enrich our students' education, including access to the William Knox Holt Library, which houses the papers of environmentalist John Muir, and jazz legend/Pacific alum Dave Brubeck '42.
On July 1, 2013, University of the Pacific rejoined the West Coast Conference. A founding member of the conference, Pacific shares its sister institutions' long tradition in intercollegiate athletics and their dedication to high quality academics and athletic success.
Small class sizes, diverse perspectives, and committed professors who know your name - these are the hallmarks of Pacific's nationally recognized, student-centered educational programs. With nine schools offering over 80 majors, Pacific students can pursue their undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies under the direction of our award-winning faculty.
Pacific continues to enjoy national recognition for its leadership in higher education, consistently ranked among the best national universities by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review. The University has been listed as a "Best Value" (Top 50) by U.S. News & World Report every year since 2000. U.S. News also ranks Pacific very high for ethnic (Top 5) diversity. In 2012, PayScale, which tracks salary information, ranked the University in the top 75 institutions in the United States for highest paid graduates. Earnings are among the top 2% of all U.S. colleges and universities.
Noteworthy alumni include the great jazz musician Dave Brubeck, head coach of the Seattle Seahawks Pete Carrol, Golden Globe actress Janet Leigh, astronaut Jose Hernandez, the owner and real estate great Alex Spanos, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Connie Callahan and U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson.
The University remains deeply committed to its personal, student-centered approach. Faculty and staff are dedicated to excellence in teaching. Close faculty mentoring, a rich blend of liberal arts and professional education, and a broad array of experiential learning activities that prepare students for lasting achievement are hallmarks of the Pacific experience.
Visit University of the Pacific!
Pacific welcomes visitors to its 175-acre campus. Each year, Pacific hosts numerous visitors who are interested in attending and want to learn more about the campus and the community. There's nothing like visiting our beautiful campus to see first-hand what makes University of the Pacific stand out from other institutions.
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I live near this college and me and my wife and kids love to take walks threw it. It's so beautiful and peaceful. Also you have campus police always around so you feel safe at all times. And the bell tower is a nice sight to see. But hearing that thing go off at 11:00pm at night I could go without.
The beautiful University well taken care of. And always clean. Kids are blessed to go there
Actually Wasn't At The Campus Of The University, But Rather On The Creek Behind It. Which Was Adventurous and Challenging To Fish There, I Was Blessed Enough To Snag A Large Mouth Using My First Ever Crank BAIT on Top Water.
I love this school. The campus is so beautiful amid the city and the professors really care about your education.
Came through on a college tour and I thought it was wonderful. It was a very beautiful campus. I have to say I was impressed by how clean, how modern the classrooms were, and the student center looked amazing.
The help that I received as a prospective student was amazing! I have never been to a school where I received immediate attention. Each person connected me to who I needed that same day. Physically walked me to the next person and at the end I was able to get an appointment for the following week. I truly look forward to attending this university. Aside from that, I love the campus. The campus is beautiful and quiet overall. My family has attended the Halloween bash they open to the community and that was wonderful as well! Hands down, wonderful school and I'm sure once I start classes it will be just as amazing!
Lovely Stockton campus. Multiple graduate and professional programs. High tuition. Not close to many activities.
Im a student at Delta and use U of P library to study on the weekends. The wifi is free. Just ask the front counter to help. You will have to park off campus but there is plenty of close parking within a 5 minute walk.
Absolutely love this campus! Took a nice stroll through the rose garden while doing some Geocaching. The grounds always look amazing and are lush and green! Very peaceful walk and always friendly staff and security around. Excellent gyms there as well and always a blast to watch a sporting event! Also love the fine dining restaurant on campus! A great place to visit and explore some history!
The buildings are closed, but the campus is still open to walk through the parks here.
Dope place for families and friends to go hangout especially if you're into pokemon go.. real excellent environment
Took my kids for a walk through the campus even though everything is closed up they enjoyed the fresh air.
Can't say much about it as a school, but its a very pretty place to go pokemon hunting. Usually got tons of other poketrainers, would recommend.
Very nice , quiet campus. Me and my family love to walk around the campus and catch pokemon all the time.
Received my first covid shot. Perfect service!! Keep up the great work Tigers!!
I always walk here in the mornings or afternoon with my mom, it's honestly probably the best place to walk around in Stockton. The campus is beautiful, tall trees, plenty of shade, nice people, and campus police makes you feel safe.
Beautiful Campus! I walk my dog here a few times a week. It's definitely cooler here than in the 106° outside!!