School Spotlight: University of the Pacific

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: University of the Pacific 
Stockton, CA

West Coasters are likely familiar with the University of the Pacific, a scenic private university located in north-central California. Regardless of your residency, Pacific can be a fantastic option for students seeking small classes, outstanding pre-professional opportunities, and a vibrant campus life. Over 3,640 diverse undergrads are enrolled at Pacific, studying everything from biology and business to speech pathology and theatre. Despite its relatively small size, Pacific hosts a music conservatory, a school of international relations, and a school of engineering and computer science. Highly motivated students with an eye toward career preparation will be well served by the university’s accelerated degree programs in dentistry, pharmacy, and law. All undergrads must complete general education requirements that include three Pacific Seminars. These seminars, which seek to answer the question “What makes a good society?” are interdisciplinary in nature and include a great deal of reading, writing, and class discussion.

Image Credit: Top, Courtesy of University of the Pacific

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Written by Emily Toffelmire
Emily Toffelmire is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Prior to joining College Coach, Emily worked as an admissions officer at University of Southern California as well as a college counselor at high schools in the US and Thailand. Visit our website to learn more about Emily Toffelmire.