University of the Pacific, Stockton

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University of the Pacific (Pacific or UOP) is a private Methodist-affiliated university with campuses in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Stockton, California. It is the oldest chartered university in California, the first independent coeducational campus in California, and both the first conservatory of music and first medical school on the West Coast.

UOP was first chartered on July 10, 1851, in Santa Clara, California, under the name California Wesleyan College. The school moved to San Jose in 1871 and then to Stockton 97 years ago in 1923. Pacific is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition to its liberal arts college and graduate school, Pacific has schools of business, dentistry, education, engineering, international studies, law, music, pharmacy, and health sciences.

It has extensive collections pertaining to jazz musician and alumnus Dave Brubeck, who in 1953 released the live album Jazz at the College of the Pacific. It is also home to the papers of environmental pioneer John Muir.
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  • I had an hour to kill while in Stockton, so I walked the campus. It was lovely! Lots of shade. Beautiful, classic buildings. Burns tower was striking. And the Morris Chapel stained glass windows....  more »
  • UOP is in a league by it self. We attend all basketball games at Spanos Center and attend other concerts there. If you have never had the opportunity to walk the campus do your self a favor and do...  more »
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  • The help that I received as a prospective student was amazing! I have never been to a school where I received immediate attention. Each person connected me to who I needed that same day. Physically walked me to the next person and at the end I was able to get an appointment for the following week. I truly look forward to attending this university. Aside from that, I love the campus. The campus is beautiful and quiet overall. My family has attended the Halloween bash they open to the community and that was wonderful as well! Hands down, wonderful school and I'm sure once I start classes it will be just as amazing!
  • Work here on a summer program as a kid.was a great place to learn.thankyou..

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