Forest Grove, OR
Pacific University


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Recent Reviews

Jen
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

TOUR campuses and get a feel because if you don't feel right on the first visit, it isn't the right school. Ask a lot of ques...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

TOUR campuses and get a feel because if you don't feel right on the first visit, it isn't the right school. Ask a lot of questions and be honest about what you want to know; it is likely that your tour guide is a student and can give first-hand experience answers.

What kind of person should attend this school?

someone who is likes the small town feel with the accessibility to a larger city if they want to travel. It is a very laid back campus and also very liberal; students aren't afraid to speak their minds. This campus is very accecpting of students regardless of their past and has a place for everyone.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

One who is looking to get lost in a sea of students because profs don't let that happen here. Also, someone who is only in college to party; we have fun, but it is also a strong academic university.

Alex
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

This school is known for its physical therapy and optomitry schools

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

This school is known for its physical therapy and optomitry schools

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If you are able to visit the school and try to get a feel for what it is like to live there just go with the one that fits your personality best.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is willing to work hard for a good education. This will not be as easy as high school.

Ashley
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are fun, creative, open-minded, and liberal.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are fun, creative, open-minded, and liberal.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Always visit the college before you decide to attend that school, if the school offers an Orientation program you should particiapate its a great way to make friends.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A perosn who has an open mind, who is willing to do the work, and someone who wants to be a productive person on this campus.

Andrea
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Have your children start looking into colleges and scholarships early. It's never too early to begin looking, and the earlier...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Have your children start looking into colleges and scholarships early. It's never too early to begin looking, and the earlier you look, the easier the process will be when it comes down to actually having to choose a college.

What's unique about your campus?

I like that the class sizes are small. It gives everyone the individual attention they need from professors to maximize each person's ability to learn all material.

What kind of person should attend this school?

People that should attend this school must like the small class sizes, and should be able to handle a small campus surrounding. Usually everyone knows who each person is, and sometimes it can be tough in such a small school.

Hailey
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When looking for colleges it's important to stress the environment with which you intend to surround yourself. College is ver...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When looking for colleges it's important to stress the environment with which you intend to surround yourself. College is very much about getting an education, but it's also about building connections with people and a school that you wish to affiliate yourself with for the rest of your life. Those connections can develope into friendships, career oppertunities, and long lasting relationships. Go to a school that you can feel proud of. Surround yourself with people that you can get fulfilling experiences out of. Don't let anyone restrict you. If you set your sights on something, don't take no for an answer. Make your goals happen. Most importantly, have some fun. If you're too busy focusing on your education and career, a good part of your life will slip past you. Think about why you want to go to college and what you want to get out of the experience. Make your decisions based on that answer.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my school is not enough cute boys on campus. Too many girls.

What kind of person should attend this school?

If a person wants to be a part of a small, liberal arts college that places value on environmentally friendly policies as well as on-campus participation and school spirit this could be the school for you. The work that is required of students at Pacific is challenging, but fair so Pacific is not the school for you if you lack motivation. It's a pricy school, so I would recommend knowing the general field you'd like to go into before choosing Pacific. It's not the sort of school you go to to "figure out what you want."

Juno
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice is to take into consideration what you enjoy doing right now and if you want to learn more about it. If your focus ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice is to take into consideration what you enjoy doing right now and if you want to learn more about it. If your focus is what you might need later in the future, I think a person might end up wasting valuable time doing useless courses that won't satisfy him. When I say satisfy, I mean being happy and content with the path he has chosen. So the best thing to do is to take a step back from life, before choosing a college, reflect on the physical activities that he enjoys now, and decide which college to go to based on those activities. Do not, aboslutely do not go to a school that offers a lot of hyped up image. I think a lot of students fall for that hooplah. Go to a school that will allow you to grow within your interest. When reflecting on what college is right, be specific. Don't just say, "Oh, I love reading." But about what?? So that way, the basic criteria for a good college that fits a personality is built. Then what matters next is actually getting in to the colelge that offers everything in the criteria.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Those who aren't accustomed to WHITE living.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I do not get enough artistic interaction, there are no places to go during the weekends, or weekdays, there is not enough diversity in faculty or in staff, we're in themiddle of WHITE country, yo.

Stephanie
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Reputation as a good academic institution.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Reputation as a good academic institution.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Be sure to do your research in finding the best college for you. If it's within your means, definitely visit the school and get a feel for what it's like. Sit in on a class, walk around campus, or have lunch with a student. Once you find the right college and start school, get involved in extra-curricular activities and meet new people. You are the most important person in determining what your college experience is like, so don't leave it up to other people to make your life fun. Seek out activities you enjoy and invite others. Only you can make your college experience as fun or as boring as you want.

What's unique about your campus?

Professors. They are very dedicated.

Lia
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

. For the parents of future college students I would advise you to let your child make their own mistakes. They are out of th...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

. For the parents of future college students I would advise you to let your child make their own mistakes. They are out of the womb and comfort of the household, and it is literally their time to shine. Let them make mistakes and learn through their own experiences. Let them know that you support them in all that they do, because during this time of adjustment they need all they support that they can get. Be there for them, help them in this new walk of life that they will only experience once in their life. For future college students I would encourage them to make the most out of their experience in college. You are only in college for so long, and after that it's the real world. College is your last chance to get out of your shell, find yourself and become your own. I would advise you to get out there, join clubs, play a sport and meet new people. It is better to live your life doing, then wishing that you have So get out there. Live, laugh and experience all that college has to offer!

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wished to know enough for me to be prepared to get a desirable job when time comes necessary. I wished to be fully capeable to take on a classroom, as well as one could be expected to in their first year.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Our isolation from the city and having little to no things to do.

Graham
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Pacific is an eco-friendly, career driven, well-administered school that places the needs of the individual above the almight...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Pacific is an eco-friendly, career driven, well-administered school that places the needs of the individual above the almighty dollar.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The first and most important question is: Are you going to college because you feel you're obligated to? College is a hell of a commitment, both mentally and financially. Choosing the right school should not only make sense based on your financial and educational needs, but on a sense of value and belonging. Students are happy and productive when they feel they meld in their environment and make a difference on those around them. That's not to say that this comes automatically, it takes time and effort, but getting the sense of a school through visits and interactions with professors and students can often be the determining factor in a student's enrollment decision. Once you've found the right school, take advantage of everything you can; pursue your studies, but find at least two extra-curriculars to thrive in: there's something for everybody. Be open, take risks, spend a semester abroad and take everything in as you go.

What kind of person should attend this school?

If you're looking for a school with small classes, devoted professors, a high quality of education for the cost and a diverse student population, Pacific is a solid choice. If you need a city around you, it's a bit far from the nearest city (Portland, 45 minutes), and the town can get a bit dead on the weekends. It definitely helps to focus, but there's tons to do in the surrounding area (the coast is an hour's drive, Mt. Hood is 2 hours). Self-motivated individuals tend to do well here.

Lee
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

This school has high expectations for students.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

This school has high expectations for students.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a school that emphesises in a topic that the student is interested in. If your good in science, in doesnt make sense to attend a school that is known for science. The school must interest and help stimulate the student to work hard towards their goals. The student should feel like that they want to go to this certain school, not feel obligated. Motivation is the biggest factor in being able to achieve ones goals. The school must interest you, stimulate your mind, and motivate you to achieve. School should also be fun. Make sure it is in a area you would think you would enjoy. If you dont like rain and cold, dont go to the rain and cold. That might be a huge downer.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is willing to learn, and wants to go places in life.

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