Pacific School of Religion Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#5483 of 14,131 In the World
#1509 of 2,597 In North America
#1427 of 2,496 In the United States
#121 of 249 In California
#4 of 11 In Berkeley
#906 of 1,011 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
#4714 of 5,073 For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Quick Review

Religion
Multiple Protestant Denomination
Graduates
100
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.psr.edu
Acceptance rate
76%*

* The Pacific School of Religion is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Pacific School of Religion Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

100 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 43 (43%)
Black or African American 19 (19%)
Nonresident Alien 9 (9%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 8 (8%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 7 (7%)
Two or more races 7 (7%)
Asian 6 (6%)
Hispanic 1 (1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Tuition and fees

Graduates
Tuition in-district $13,374
Tuition in-state $13,374
Tuition out-of-state $13,374
Fee in-district $460
Fee in-state $460
Fee out-of-state $460

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 103
Combined charge for room and board $8,442
Room charge $7,992

Pacific School of Religion Majors

Major Master's Doctoral
Divinity & Ministry 12
Theology & Theological Studies 7 1
Grand Total 19 1

Publications & Citations

Publications
139
Citations
513

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
103 / 245
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
36 / 33
Sociology
30 / 58
History
28 / 40
Classics and Ancient History
18 / 14
Psychology
18 / 119
Gender Studies
17 / 48
Philosophy
16 / 14
Archaeology
15 / 13
Art & Design
13 / 11
Sexology
9 / 11
Medicine
7 / 167
Political Science
7 / 4
Law
6 / 12
Literature
5 / 6
Social Psychology
5 / 14
Biology
5 / 141
Aesthetics
4 / 2
Business
4 / 16
Engineering
4 / 13
Environmental Science
4 / 94
Economics
4 / 3
Geography and Cartography
3 / 83
Genetics
3 / 88
Media Studies
3 / 2
Creative Writing
2 / 0
Demography
2 / 82
Child Psychology
2 / 23
Renewable Energy Engineering
2 / 9
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
2 / 53
Political Economy
2 / 0
Mathematics
2 / 6
Education Majors
2 / 0
Operations Research
2 / 6
Art History
2 / 3
Gerontology
1 / 0
Evolutionary Biology
1 / 81
Reliability and Quality Engineering
1 / 4
Bioinformatics and Computational biology
1 / 50
Development Studies
1 / 0

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 6
1992 1 2
1993 0 2
1994 1 4
1995 2 5
1996 3 2
1997 0 4
1998 1 0
1999 0 3
2000 1 4
2001 1 5
2002 0 3
2003 2 3
2004 3 11
2005 3 2
2006 2 34
2007 9 4
2008 7 16
2009 3 15
2010 7 21
2011 4 29
2012 1 49
2013 4 40
2014 5 37
2015 3 34
2016 4 38
2017 4 40
2018 3 49
2019 5 18
2020 5 29
2021 4 25

Notable alumni

  1. Rousas John Rushdoony

    Rousas John Rushdoony
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1916-2001 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    philosophertheologianhistorian
    Biography

    Rousas John Rushdoony was an American Calvinist philosopher, historian, and theologian. He is credited as being the father of Christian Reconstructionism and an inspiration for the modern Christian homeschool movement. His followers and critics have argued that his thought exerts considerable influence on the evangelical Christian right.

  2. Christopher Lowson

    Christopher Lowson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    priest
    Biography

    Christopher "Chris" Lowson is a retired British Anglican bishop. He served as Bishop of Lincoln, 2011–2021.

  3. David Batstone

    David Batstone
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in the Pacific School of Religion
    Graduated with Master of Divinity
    Occupations
    journalistphilosophertheologiansociologistbusinessperson
    Biography

    David Batstone is an ethics professor at the University of San Francisco and is the founder and president of Not for Sale.

  4. Pat Schneider

    Pat Schneider
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    writerpoet
    Biography

    Pat Schneider was an American writer, poet, writing teacher and editor.

  5. James Ishmael Ford

    James Ishmael Ford
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    Christian ministerwriter
    Biography

    James Ishmael Ford is an American Zen Buddhist priest and a retired Unitarian Universalist minister. He was born in Oakland, California on July 17, 1948. He earned a BA in psychology from Sonoma State University, as well as an M.Div. and an MA in the Philosophy of Religion, both from the Pacific School of Religion.

  6. Gilles Poitras

    Gilles Poitras
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Occupations
    librarianwriter
    Biography

    Gilles Poitras is a Canadian author of books relating to anime and manga. He is a librarian at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. In addition to the books he has authored, Poitras also regularly contributed columns to Newtype USA, a former monthly magazine which covered anime and manga industry and related popular culture.

  7. Olive Winchester

    Olive Winchester
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1879-1947 (aged 68)
    Enrolled in the Pacific School of Religion
    Graduated with Master of Sacred Theology
    Occupations
    Christian minister
    Biography

    Olive May Winchester was an American ordained minister and a pioneer biblical scholar and theologian in the Church of the Nazarene, who was in 1912 the first woman ordained by any trinitarian Christian denomination in the United Kingdom, the first woman admitted into and graduated from the Bachelor of Divinity course at the University of Glasgow, and the first woman to complete a Doctor of Theology degree from the divinity school of Drew University.

General info

Total FTE staff 29
Carnegie Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Faith-Related Institutions

Location and Contacts

Address 1798 Scenic Ave
Berkeley, California, 94709
United States
City population 122,000
Phone 5108498200