PUC Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Pacific Union College
How hard is it to get into PUC and can I get accepted? The school has a 50% acceptance rate ranking it #37 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 956 out of 1,904 applicants were admitted making PUC a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent. Pacific Union College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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PUC SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT77%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1030|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1220|
|Average SAT Score||1130|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Pacific Union College?
Pacific Union College typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 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 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #57 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 77 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1220 and Above||Good||>63%|
|1125 to 1220||Avg +||50%-63%|
|1030 to 1125||Avg -||37%-50%|
|935 to 1030||Reach||26%-37%|
|Less than 935||Low||<26%|
PUC ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT36%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||21|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into PUC?
Admission data indicates that PUC regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #53 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Pacific Union College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>63%|
|21 to 24||Avg +||50%-63%|
|18 to 21||Avg -||37%-50%|
|15 to 18||Reach||26%-37%|
|Less than 15||Low||<26%|
Avg. High School GPA3.35
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into Pacific Union College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Pacific Union College was 3.35 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 PUC accepts 50% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||19%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||15%||Avg +|
|3.00 to 3.25||15%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||20%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||4%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||20%||21%|
What are the requirements for admission to Pacific Union College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|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.