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Fresno Pacific University Admission Requirements

Fresno, California

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Chances of getting into Fresno Pacific University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
66.1%
Admission Difficulty for Fresno Pacific University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsEasy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Fresno Pacific University and can I get accepted? The school has a 66% acceptance rate ranking it #56 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 637 out of 964 applicants were admitted making Fresno Pacific University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent. Fresno Pacific University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must 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 the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fresno Pacific University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
930-1150
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 580
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1040

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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #61 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Fresno Pacific University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >77%
1040 to 1150 Avg + 66%-77%
930 to 1040 Avg - 53%-66%
820 to 930 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 820 Low <40%
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Fresno Pacific University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-24 
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 22
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 24
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 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 12 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 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #57 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Fresno Pacific University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Fresno Pacific University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >77%
20 to 24 Avg + 66%-77%
16 to 20 Avg - 53%-66%
12 to 16 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 12 Low <40%
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Fresno Pacific University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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

Applicants require 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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Fresno Pacific University accepts 66% of students who apply.

 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Fresno Pacific University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 659 305 964
Accepted 417 220 637
Acceptance Rate 63% 72% 66%
Enrolled 113 64 177
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 29% 28%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 30, 2022
Days left to Apply
238

Applicants have 238 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 30, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

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?

66% of those who apply are granted admission to Fresno Pacific University. Admission competition is low and the college has 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 1150. 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 24. 33% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.