Chances of getting into Pacific Union College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
49.4%
Admission Difficulty for Pacific Union College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into PUC and can I get accepted? The school has a 49% acceptance rate ranking it #36 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 885 out of 1,790 applicants were admitted making PUC a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Pacific Union College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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PUC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
75%
SAT Scores for Pacific Union College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Pacific Union College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1070

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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 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #52 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 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

Pacific Union College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >62%
1070 to 1190 Avg + 49%-62%
950 to 1070 Avg - 36%-49%
830 to 950 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 830 Low <25%
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PUC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
36%
ACT Scores for Pacific Union College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Pacific Union College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 25
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 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #57 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Pacific Union College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Pacific Union College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >64%
21 to 25 Avg + 49%-64%
18 to 21 Avg - 38%-49%
15 to 18 Reach 28%-38%
Less than 15 Low <28%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.35
Typical High School Grades
B+

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 #50 in California for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to PUC will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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Admission Statistics

Pacific Union College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,134 647 1,790
Accepted 569 308 885
Acceptance Rate 50% 48% 49%
Enrolled 91 72 163
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 23% 18%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Pacific Union College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Pacific Union College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Pacific Union College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

75% of students submit their SAT scores to PUC. 36% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

49% of those who apply are granted admission to PUC. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1190. 75% 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 18 and 25. 36% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.