University of the Pacific - San Francisco

155 5th Street, San Francisco, California, USA | Public University | Established 1851

About us

Drawing on its rich legacy as the oldest chartered university in California, Pacific is a student-focused, comprehensive educational institution that produces outstanding graduates prepared for personal and professional success. Our student body thrives in Pacific's small classes and dynamic cultural environment, while our distinguished alumni are transforming their communities every day.

University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with three distinct campuses united under one common goal: to educate and prepare the leaders of tomorrow through intensive academic study, experiential learning, and service to the community. The university offers more than 80 undergraduate areas of study in 11 schools and colleges, more than 30 graduate and professional programs and 12 accelerated programs.

The university's distinctive Northern California footprint includes its Stockton Campus, widely recognized as one of the most beautiful private university campuses in the West; its San Francisco Campus, home to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and graduate programs in health care and technology fields; and the Sacramento Campus, home to the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and graduate programs in health, education, public policy, public administration, data science and organizational behavior. The student population is made up of more than 3,800 undergraduates and more than 2,700 graduate and professional students. Pacific students benefit from small class sizes with an average class size of 19 and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1.

Why University of the Pacific

  • Campus life:Pacific has added more than a dozen new academic programs across its three campuses over the last three years.

  • Enhanced teaching environment: Once the exclusive homes to Pacific's law and dental schools, the Sacramento and San Francisco campuses now reach new students with graduate programs in data science, physician assistant studies, audiology, music therapy, education, public policy and public administration. These programs help address the region's critical need for leaders in technology, health care, education, government and nonprofit sectors.

Pacific faculty/scholars take a deep interest in the students' discovery of their talents, providing an unparalleled landscape of learning.


Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
Graduate Pre-Sessional English 1 Year USD 17,000
Graduate International Direct - Master of Science - Data Science 2 Year USD 29,076

Admission Requirements

Courses Exams
Postgraduate Certificate - Diploma / Masters courses
Graduate Certificate program
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 80 (Min Reading: 18.0, Min Writing: 18.0, Min Listening: 18.0, Min Speaking: 18.0)
  • Min IELTS overall: 6.5 (Min Reading: 6.0, Min Writing: 6.0, Min Listening: 6.0, Min Speaking: 6.0)

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