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PUC Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

46.5%
Admission Difficulty for Pacific Union College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into PUC? The school has a 47% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,004 out of 2,157 applicants were admitted making PUC a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 70 percent. Pacific Union College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
940-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT
82%
SAT Scores for Pacific Union College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Pacific Union College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1180
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Pacific Union College?

Pacific Union College typically requires applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 82 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Pacific Union College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >60%
1060 to 1180 Avg + 47%-60%
940 to 1060 Avg - 34%-47%
820 to 940 Reach 23%-34%
Less than 820 Low <23%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
17-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
27%
ACT Scores for Pacific Union College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Pacific Union College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into PUC?

Admission data indicates that PUC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. 27 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Pacific Union College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Pacific Union College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >60%
21 to 25 Avg + 47%-60%
17 to 21 Avg - 34%-47%
13 to 17 Reach 23%-34%
Less than 13 Low <23%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.35
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Pacific Union College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Pacific Union College was 3.35 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to PUC will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Pacific Union College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 27% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 20% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 4% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

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Admission Statistics

Pacific Union College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,353 804 2,157
Accepted 635 369 1,004
Acceptance Rate 47% 46% 47%
Enrolled 157 95 252
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 26% 25%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Pacific Union College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Pacific Union College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Pacific Union College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=120865 IPEDS survey data for Pacific Union College.