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Chances of getting into Pacific Union College

Admissions

Acceptance Rate 
59%
Admission Difficulty for Pacific Union College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into PUC and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at PUC is 59%.  It ranks #37 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. PUC is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 913 out of 1,543 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent (SAT 900/1140 ACT 17/24). Pacific Union College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.24. 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Pacific Union College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

PUC SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
900-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT 
75%
SAT Scores for Pacific Union College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 440
SAT Composite 25th 900
SAT Scores for Pacific Union College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 580
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1020

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 78 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 900 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 780. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. PUC ranks #56 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Pacific Union College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1140 and Above Good >73%
1020 to 1140 Avg + 59%-73%
900 to 1020 Avg - 43%-59%
780 to 900 Reach 29%-43%
Less than 780 Low <29%
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PUC ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
17-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
36%
ACT Scores for Pacific Union College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Pacific Union College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 26
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 PUC?

Admission data indicates that PUC 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 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Pacific Union College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >75%
20 to 24 Avg + 59%-75%
17 to 20 Avg - 45%-59%
14 to 17 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 14 Low <32%
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PUC GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.24*
Typical High School Grades 
B

What GPA do you need to get into Pacific Union College?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into PUC. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Pacific Union College was 3.24 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #76 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 59% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.24 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Pacific Union College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 935 608 1,543
Accepted 565 348 913
Acceptance Rate 60% 57% 59%
Enrolled 91 72 163
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 21% 18%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Pacific Union College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Pacific Union College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Pacific Union College Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does Pacific Union College prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Pacific Union College?

59% of those who apply are granted admission to PUC. 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 Pacific Union College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 900 and 1140. 75% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Pacific Union College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 24. 36% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.