Chances of getting into University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.5%
Admission Difficulty for University of the Pacific
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into UOP and can I get accepted? The school has a 63% acceptance rate ranking it #59 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,598 out of 13,545 applicants were admitted making UOP a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 37 percent. University of the Pacific typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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UOP SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
82%
SAT Scores for University of the Pacific
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for University of the Pacific
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1240

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of the Pacific?

University of the Pacific typically requires applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #25 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 82 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

University of the Pacific admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >74%
1235 to 1350 Avg + 63%-74%
1120 to 1235 Avg - 50%-63%
1005 to 1120 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 1005 Low <37%
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UOP ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
37%
ACT Scores for University of the Pacific
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for University of the Pacific
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UOP?

Admission data indicates that UOP regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #25 in California for highest average ACT composite score. 37 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of the Pacific.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of the Pacific admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >74%
26 to 30 Avg + 63%-74%
22 to 26 Avg - 50%-63%
18 to 22 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 18 Low <37%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.47
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of the Pacific. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of the Pacific was 3.47 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #44 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UOP accepts 63% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

University of the Pacific admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,012 5,533 13,545
Accepted 5,116 3,482 8,598
Acceptance Rate 64% 63% 63%
Enrolled 486 468 954
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 13% 11%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of the Pacific and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of the Pacific Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of the Pacific
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=120883 IPEDS survey data for University of the Pacific.

Frequently Asked Questions

82% of students submit their SAT scores to UOP. 37% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

63% of those who apply are granted admission to UOP. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1120 and 1350. 82% 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 22 and 30. 37% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.