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 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
Applicants Submitting SAT75%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||490|
|SAT Math 25th||460|
|SAT Composite 25th||950|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||600|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1190|
|Average SAT Score||1070|
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 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.
|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%|
PUC ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT36%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||17|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||18|
|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.
|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%|
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 #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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||16%||23%||18%|
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.
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.