The history of Universidad del Pacífico began on February 28th, 1962. At that time, a group of personalities from the business sector, with the support of the Society of Jesus, founded the University as a center for education and research which should trascend the country's borders.
The first lessons were given in a small building located in Downtown Lima. The first President of the University was Juan Ignacio Herrera. In 1965, Universidad del Pacífico moved to its current premises on Avenida Salaverry, in the district of Jesus Maria, where it has experienced strategic growth.
The degrees in Management and Economics were established in 1969, and in the early 1970s the Research Center of Universidad del Pacífico (CIUP) was founded. Later, the degree in Accounting was established, and the Publishing Fund and the Graduate School (EPG) were founded.
By 1993, Universidad del Pacífico had created its Language Center. In the following decades, new schools would be created, such as the School of Law and the School of Engineering (which started by offering the Business Engineering degree), as well as the degrees in Marketing, International Business, Information Engineering and Finance. In 2012, Universidad del Pacífico celebrated its 50th anniversary: half a century providing integral training to its students, promoting and disseminating pure and applied research focused on domestic and global issues.