Pacific University, a private 4-year school located in Forest Grove, OR, sits just 25 miles west of Portland. Compressed into 55 acres of suburban campus, there is an abundance of trees and green space on the grounds. The architecture is a blend of classic and contemporary styles, mostly comprised of traditional collegiate red brick. Old College Hall, serving as the school’s museum, is the oldest educational building west of the Mississippi. Pacific University was founded as Tualatin Academy in 1849 by the United Church of Christ. It was renamed Pacific University in 1854. The school also maintains satellite campuses in Eugene (a single building used for the College of Education), Hillsboro (host to primarily post-graduate programs) and Woodburn (used almost exclusively by the College of Education). The town of Forest Grove serves as a bedroom community for the city of Portland and has a suburban/small town feel.