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Prospective Students

What makes Pacific a leading Engineering and Computer Science School?

  • Renowned Co-op Program - Develop a new component for a prosthetic limb or do research at a national laboratory -- and get paid an average of $17/hour during your 7.5 month guaranteed co-op. In the co-op program we place students all across the globe where students do real-life engineering work with an average pay of $2,700/month.

  • Masters in just one more year - We offer a high powered, blended BS/MSES track which allows students to graduate in just five years with both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees. With our blended M.S. in Engineering Science program, you can begin taking graduate courses as early as your fourth year and you may even keep most, if not all, of your financial aid and scholarships.

  • International & Humanitarian Opportunities - We give our students every opportunity to gain some international experience while studying at Pacific. We have international programs that enable you to study abroad for a semester, do your co-op in another country, and participate in humanitarian opportunities both in the states and in other countries.

  • Small Classes - Your classes will be small and taught by professors, not teaching assistants -- the average class size is 14 students. Your professors will know you personally. Their goal is to help you succeed.

  • Scholarships - The average financial aid package is $22,000 per student and 80% of our students receive financial aid.

  • Choose from our 8 majors and 4 minors - Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Engineering Physics, and Mechanical Engineering. Minors are offered in Computer Science, Engineering Management, Technology and Sustainability.

  • Faculty Attention - While each faculty is involved in some level of research, all of our professors love to teach, and that's the real reason they're here. You'll find your professors are accessible to answer questions during more than just class and office hours.

  • Student Involvement & Engineering Clubs -We have a wide variety of engineering and computer science clubs like our award-winning Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Five of our engineering clubs won awards in 2009.

  • Great Location - Pacific is known as one of the Top 10 most beautiful campuses in the nation. Located in the Central Valley, California is about an hour's drive from Stockton in any direction. We are surrounded by Silicon Valley, San Francisco, the State Capitol, Reno, Tahoe and Yosemite.

  • Support Programs - Expand your cultural identity with the MESA Engineering Program, and stay on top of coursework with free tutoring and supplemental instruction.

  • Research & Technology - You can conduct research alongside our faculty as an undergraduate student. We have over 20 research laboratories reserved especially for you; plus research funding is available. Visit our John T. Chambers Technology Center, Natural Resources Institute and our Ecological Engineering Research Program websites to learn more.

  • Recent Rankings - We enjoy much recognition by different organizations around the world.  Here are a few of them.