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UOP Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

66%
Admission Difficulty for University of the Pacific
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into UOP? The school has a 66% acceptance rate. Last year, 5,853 out of 8,870 applicants were admitted making UOP a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. University of the Pacific typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1110-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
79%
SAT Scores for University of the Pacific
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1110
SAT Scores for University of the Pacific
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1360
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of the Pacific?

University of the Pacific typically requires applicants to be in the top 39 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1110 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 985. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1235 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 79 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

University of the Pacific admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >77%
1235 to 1360 Avg + 66%-77%
1110 to 1235 Avg - 53%-66%
985 to 1110 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 985 Low <40%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
23-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
48%
ACT Scores for University of the Pacific
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for University of the Pacific
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 30
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that UOP regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of the Pacific.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of the Pacific admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >78%
26 to 30 Avg + 66%-78%
23 to 26 Avg - 55%-66%
20 to 23 Reach 44%-55%
Less than 20 Low <44%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.47
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of the Pacific. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of the Pacific was 3.47 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UOP accepts 66% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of the Pacific students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 29% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

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Admission Statistics

University of the Pacific admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,123 3,747 8,870
Accepted 3,435 2,418 5,853
Acceptance Rate 67% 65% 66%
Enrolled 405 321 726
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 13% 12%

Fall 2018 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2018
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2018 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2018.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of the Pacific and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of the Pacific Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of the Pacific
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=120883 IPEDS survey data for University of the Pacific.