UOP Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into University of the Pacific
|Admission Standards||Very High|
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
Applicants Submitting SAT82%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||560|
|SAT Composite 25th||1120|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||660|
|SAT Math 75th||690|
|SAT Composite 75th||1350|
|Average SAT Score||1240|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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.
|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%|
UOP ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT37%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.47
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||9%||13%||11%|
What are the requirements for admission to University of the Pacific and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.