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PUC Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into PUC? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 923 out of 2,041 applicants or 45% were admitted making PUC a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 1,270 771 2,041
Accepted 585 338 923
Acceptance Rate 46% 44% 45%
Enrolled 144 107 251
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 32% 27%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Pacific Union College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that PUC regularly accepts students with ACTs of 18 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. 32 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Pacific Union College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 81 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 940 1200
SAT Reading 470 610
SAT Math 470 590
ACT Composite 18 23
ACT English 17 22
ACT Math 17 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >61%
20 to 23 Avg + 45%-61%
18 to 20 Avg - 35%-45%
16 to 18 Reach 26%-35%
Less than 16 Low <26%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >58%
1070 to 1200 Avg + 45%-58%
940 to 1070 Avg - 32%-45%
810 to 940 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 810 Low <22%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Pacific Union College has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.