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Fresno Pacific University Admission Requirements

Fresno, California

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Chances of getting into Fresno Pacific University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
Admission Difficulty for Fresno Pacific University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
How hard is it to get into Fresno Pacific University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Fresno Pacific University is 67%.  It ranks #48 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Fresno Pacific University is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 642 out of 959 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent (SAT 930/1110 ACT 16/22). Fresno Pacific University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.54. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Fresno Pacific University application fee is $40 and applications are due by Jul 30.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Fresno Pacific University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Fresno Pacific University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
930-1110
Applicants Submitting SAT
92%
SAT Scores for Fresno Pacific University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for Fresno Pacific University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1110
Average SAT Score 1020

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Fresno Pacific University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. Fresno Pacific University ranks #55 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 92 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Fresno Pacific University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1110 and Above Good >78%
1020 to 1110 Avg + 67%-78%
930 to 1020 Avg - 54%-67%
840 to 930 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 840 Low <41%
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Fresno Pacific University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
33%
ACT Scores for Fresno Pacific University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Fresno Pacific University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Fresno Pacific University?

Admission data indicates that Fresno Pacific University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #58 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Fresno Pacific University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Fresno Pacific University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >78%
19 to 22 Avg + 67%-78%
16 to 19 Avg - 54%-67%
13 to 16 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 13 Low <41%
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Fresno Pacific University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.54
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Fresno Pacific University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Fresno Pacific University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Fresno Pacific University was 3.54 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #43 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Fresno Pacific University accepts 67% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

Similar Requirements

High School Class Rank

56% of Fresno Pacific University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Fresno Pacific University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 25%
Top 25% of class 56%
Top 50% of class 89%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Fresno Pacific University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 694 265 959
Accepted 470 172 642
Acceptance Rate 68% 65% 67%
Enrolled 133 66 199
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 38% 31%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 30, 2022
Days left to Apply
30

Applicants have 30 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 30, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Fresno Pacific University is $40.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Fresno Pacific University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Fresno Pacific University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=114813 IPEDS survey data for Fresno Pacific University.

FAQs

Does Fresno Pacific University prefer SAT or ACT?

92% of students submit their SAT scores to Fresno Pacific University. 33% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Fresno Pacific University?

67% of those who apply are granted admission to Fresno Pacific University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Fresno Pacific University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 930 and 1110. 92% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Fresno Pacific University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 22. 33% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.