August 21, 2007
The University of the Pacific was named in the top 100 schools for the second year in a row by U.S. News and World Report and as one of 50 "Great Schools at Great Prices" for the seventh consecutive year.
Pacific climbed to 96th place, up from last year's ranking of 98th, placing it with Auburn University, University of Vermont, University of Tennessee, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, UC Riverside, University of Arizona, and Northeastern University. Pacific was ranked 42nd in the "Great Schools at Great Prices" list. "Pacific provides a personalized, high-quality education to students on all three campuses, and we are pleased to consistently be recognized for this commitment," said University President Donald DeRosa. "However, I have to caution that rankings such as these rely in part on subjective measures and do not consider all factors that reflect true academic distinctiveness." With more than 6,250 students enrolled at its campuses in Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco, Pacific is one of the smallest universities to be ranked high in a category dominated by large research institutions.