The University of the Pacific is an elite private higher education institution located in Stockton, near San Francisco, in the southern United States, California. The founding date is considered 1985, when the California Wesleyan College in Santa Clara was founded. Later, in 1871, he was transferred to San Jose, and already in 1923 the educational institution is located in Stockton. For 50 years up to 61 years. XX century, the institution was called the College of the Pacific, and only then received the status of a university. It is considered the first independent academic institution in California. It is home to the oldest stronghold of West Coast medical education, as well as the first high school of music. It is an accredited institution by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The prestigious place of training is constantly present in various ratings, where it takes prizes.