The Pacific Summer High School Institute is a two-week residential campus program designed for curious high school students to live, learn and grow at one of America’s top universities. During the two-week program, Pacific Institute students will become immersed in cutting-edge topics and issues through learning environments focused on real-world, hands-on experiences in our labs, studios, fields and makerspaces.
Please read an important updated message regarding Pacific's plan to keep classes temporarily remote in response to the rise of the omicron variant.
At Pacific, we are sensitive to the challenges students have faced this year and treat every admission application with care. We also love being surprised by each applicant’s interests and talents. If you’ve decided that Pacific’s personalized education is the right fit for you, we want to help you flourish.
A network unlike any other
Our community is among the most diverse in the nation. Our students are bright, determined, and above all else, in it together. From the classroom to co-curriculars, our students create connections that reach far beyond their time on campus.
A place for opportunity
Located in Northern California, University of the Pacific offers a gateway to some of the fastest growing economic and cultural centers in the world. Pacific and the surrounding area are on the cutting edge of science and math-based disciplines, health, the arts, and business innovation.
Pacific in practice
With unique access to internships, co-ops, accelerated academic programs and customizable degrees, you’ll get a head start on your future. With our individualized approach, students receive personal attention that supports their growth and academic ambitions.
Our campuses in Stockton, Sacramento, and San Francisco offer students the unique opportunities each city provides. With our wide range of distinct and experiential programs, at each of our campuses you'll find expansive opportunities to connect to California's and the country's fastest growing ecosystem of industrial, technological, social, cultural, and economic growth.
Top Percentage Nationally in Alumni Earnings
(Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce)
Best university in the West
(Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2022)
Best value university in the nation
(U.S. News & World Report, 2022)