University of the Pacific (United States)

University of the Pacific (Pacific or UOP) is a private Methodist-affiliated university with its main campus in Stockton, California, and graduate campuses in San Francisco and Sacramento. It is California's first university,[4] the first independent coeducational campus in California, and both the first conservatory of music and first medical school on the West Coast.

University of the Pacific
Former names
College of the Pacific (1911–1961)
California Wesleyan College (1851)
TypePrivate
EstablishedJuly 10, 1851; 170 years ago (July 10, 1851)
Religious affiliation
Methodist
Endowment$463.3 million (2019)[1]
PresidentChristopher Callahan
Academic staff
431 full-time; 461 part-time[2]
Students6,447 (2019)[2]
Undergraduates3,640 (2019)[2]
Postgraduates1,183 (2019)[2]
Other students
1,624 (2019)[2]
Location, ,
United States

37°58′46″N 121°18′45″W
CampusUrban, 175 acres (71 ha)
ColorsOrange and Black    
AthleticsNCAA Division IWCC
NicknameTigers
AffiliationsNAICU[3]
IAMSCU
MascotPowercat
Websitewww.pacific.edu

Pacific 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 in 1923. Pacific is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).[5] 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 is home to the papers of environmental pioneer John Muir in Pacific's John Muir Center.[6]