Pacific University is a private university located in Oregon, United States. The first campus began more than 160 years ago and is located about 38 km (23 mi) west of Portland in Forest Grove. Pacific University has four campuses within Oregon in the cities of Forest Grove, Portland, Eugene and Hillsboro.
Established as Tualatin Academy in 1849, the school has an enrollment of nearly 3,200 students. Founded by the United Church of Christ (UCC), the university's motto is Pro Christo et Regno Ejus, which is Latin for "For Christ and His Kingdom." Although the university is no longer formally associated with the UCC, it still maintains a close working relationship with the organization. The university is now a small private, independent liberal arts school, offering graduate programs in education, optometry, writing, and health professions.
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