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University of the Pacific Eberhardt School of Business


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Office of Admission
3601 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95211
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Tuition & Fees In-State: $201,198*

Tuition & Fees Out-of-State: $201,198*

International: 2%

Minority: 47%

First generation college students: 37%

Acceptance Rate: 94%

Acceptance Rate Transfers: Not Reported%

Average SAT: 1,160

Average GPA: 3.45

HS Class Top Ten: 34%**

*The total cost of the degree over four years for the most recent graduating class inclusive of school fees, room, board, or living expenses.

** HS Class Top Ten is the percent of the student population that graduated high school in the top ten percent of their class.

*** Please note that these statistics are provided for the business school major only whenever possible. If a school does not track these statistics separately, then the university-wide statistics are provided.

Landing at No. 76 is the University of the Pacific’s Eberhardt School of Business in Stockton, California, down 18 spots from last year’s ranking of No. 58, and six points above its No. 70 spot in the 2021 ranking. Eberhardt placed 63rd in Admissions (down from 38th), 87th in Career Outcomes (for the second straight year), and 70th in Academic Experience, down from 33rd.

The Business Administration degree at Eberhardt is a four-year program where students can begin taking business courses as freshmen. The degree has five focus areas in Finance, Management and Human Resources, Business Analytics, Marketing Management, and Sport Management. It also features a Business Administration minor as well as minors in Business Analytics, Leadership, and Management.


As part of the alumni survey included in the ranking process, we asked Class of 2019 graduates if they had a “signature experience” as part of the business school experience. A signature experience could be any sort of impactful project work, global immersion, or experiential learning experience. Of those that responded, some 76.92% of the class said they were engaged in some sort of “signature experience.”

One of the most popular signature experiences listed was the Eberhardt Student Investment Fund. Students are accepted into the two-term course through a formal application process. Once accepted, they help manage an investment portfolio that has reached well into the millions in years past. Students manage the fund with the help of an advisory panel including the dean of the B-school. “The student investment fund was a great experience giving us hands-on learning in the real business world,” one 2018 alum said about the experience.


According to the school, about 38.5% of the Class of 2022 graduates had at least one business-focused internship before graduating, as compared to 41.5% for Class of 2020 and 2021 graduates combined. That number is relatively low compared to other participating schools. The Class of 2022 also reported a job acceptance rate of 70.5% within three months of graduation, up from 67.69% last year but still down from the previous year’s rate of 77.12%. Those who accepted jobs reported an average starting salary of $62,728.

Within the alumni survey, we asked Class of 2019 alumni if their first jobs were in a desired industry and at a desired company. A remarkably high 92.31% of 2019 graduates from Pacific reported taking a position in their desired industry immediately after graduation, and 69.23% reported their first jobs were at one of their desired companies.


The Eberhardt School offers an intriguing business education option for students looking to be close to the San Francisco Bay Area but avoid the cost of living that goes with it. About 85 miles from San Francisco, Eberhardt alumni had positive feedback of their experience as the school punched above its weight in the alumni survey. Alumni also noted enjoying the smaller school and class sizes.

“Small class sizes were the most beneficial part of the school,” one 2018 alum told us. “It was engaging.”

Class of 2020 alumni Say:

“I spent every summer as a paid intern at a new company for my entire college career, at times doubling up to also work in our University Development department as a student worker. Work experience was what set me apart from students with academic background. In the business world, experience trumps grades and clubs.”
“I was engaged in the Eberhardt Research Lab with Dr. Chris Sablynski and completed a research project titled ‘Leadership in Higher Education: Taking the Meaning of Leader Beyond the Title.’ This research enabled me to interview leaders in higher education from all different backgrounds, levels of leadership, and variety of academic and job-related experiences. Through this research, I formed a network of mentors that I still keep in touch with today and whom I now am proud to model my own leadership strategies, as I am in the field of Higher Ed.”
“I was a part of Model United Nations. I applied for and received a Grant through the business school to attend. It was extremely educational and helped support the business principles of negotiation, teamwork, and public speaking.”
“Most upper-level business classes contained projects that can be used in real world applications. As a marketing major, courses would contain projects that either worked on analytics, consumer behavior, or time management. All of these are seen in the business world day-to-day. By working through each classes curriculum, students are able to get exceptional practice on real world cases.”
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