Stockton, California is proud to be the home of the first chartered University in California. Pacific was established by pioneering Methodist ministers in 1851 as California's first chartered institution of higher learning. University of the Pacific is an independent, coeducational university serving more than 6,400 students on three campuses in Stockton, San Francisco and Sacramento. Pacific has earned widespread recognition for its deep commitment to teaching and learning, its history of innovation, and the accomplishments of its 55,000 living alumni. Take a campus tour of this beautiful campus!