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Fresno Pacific University Admission Requirements

Fresno, California

Chances of getting into Fresno Pacific University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
85.1%
Admission Difficulty for Fresno Pacific University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Fresno Pacific University and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate ranking it #94 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 880 out of 1,034 applicants were admitted making Fresno Pacific University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent. Fresno Pacific University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Fresno Pacific University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
970-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT
92%
SAT Scores for Fresno Pacific University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Fresno Pacific University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1060

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

Fresno Pacific University typically requires applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. The school ranks #57 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Fresno Pacific University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1140 and Above Good >91%
1055 to 1140 Avg + 85%-91%
970 to 1055 Avg - 77%-85%
885 to 970 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 885 Low <66%
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Fresno Pacific University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
33%
ACT Scores for Fresno Pacific University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Fresno Pacific University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

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 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 14 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. The school ranks #60 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Fresno Pacific University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Fresno Pacific University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >91%
20 to 23 Avg + 85%-91%
17 to 20 Avg - 77%-85%
14 to 17 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 14 Low <66%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.3
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Fresno Pacific University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Fresno Pacific University was 3.3 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #57 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.3 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Fresno Pacific University accepts 85% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Fresno Pacific University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 42% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 7% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

66% 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 31%
Top 25% of class 66%
Top 50% of class 94%
Bottom 50% of class 6%
Bottom 25% of class 34%

Admission Statistics

Fresno Pacific University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 692 342 1,034
Accepted 623 257 880
Acceptance Rate 90% 75% 85%
Enrolled 149 82 231
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 32% 26%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 31, 2020
Days left to Apply
56

Applicants have 56 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jul 31, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Fresno Pacific University before the Jul 31 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

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

Fresno Pacific University Admission 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

85% of those who apply are granted admission to Fresno Pacific University. Admission competition is and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1140. 92% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 23. 33% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.