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Pacific College Overview

Pacific College is a private for-profit institution located in Costa Mesa, California. The city atmosphere of Costa Mesa makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Pacific College Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
71% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Pacific College since the student to facuty ratio is 10 to 1.
  • The student loan default rate at Pacific College is 1%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Pacific College.
  • In <nil>, 10% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Pacific College makes roughly $62,025 a year. This is 52% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

Where Is Pacific College?


Contact details for Pacific College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3160 Red Hill Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: 714-662-4402

How Do I Get Into Pacific College?

You can apply to Pacific College online at:

Admission Requirements for Pacific College

Submission Required?
High School GPA Neither required nor recommended
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Pacific College?

71% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Pacific College is 71%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 67%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.

Can I Afford Pacific College?

94% Take Out Loans
0.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Pacific College, approximately 94% of students took out student loans averaging $6,612 a year. That adds up to $26,448 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Pacific College is 0.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Pacific College Undergraduate Student Diversity

356 Full-Time Undergraduates
87% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are also 17 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 356 full-time undergraduates at Pacific College, 13% are male and 87% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Pacific College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 33
Black or African American 41
Hispanic or Latino 197
White 33
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 52

Online Learning at Pacific College

95 Took All Classes Online
95 Took At Least One Class Online
-6.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at Pacific College. In 2020-2021, 95 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Pacific College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 101st most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of Pacific College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Pacific College was -6.3%. This is the #1,952 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Pacific College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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