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UOP Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of the Pacific

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
64.9%
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 65% acceptance rate ranking it #63 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,475 out of 13,064 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 36 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. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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UOP SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1140-1390
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for University of the Pacific
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for University of the Pacific
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1390
Average SAT Score 1270

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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 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. The school ranks #25 in California for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of the Pacific admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1390 and Above Good >76%
1265 to 1390 Avg + 65%-76%
1140 to 1265 Avg - 52%-65%
1015 to 1140 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 1015 Low <39%
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UOP ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
45%
ACT Scores for University of the Pacific
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for University of the Pacific
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
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. 45 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 >76%
26 to 30 Avg + 65%-76%
22 to 26 Avg - 52%-65%
18 to 22 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 18 Low <39%
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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 65% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of the Pacific students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 29% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

68% of University of the Pacific freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of the Pacific students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 36%
Top 25% of class 68%
Top 50% of class 90%
Bottom 50% of class 10%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

University of the Pacific admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,790 5,274 13,064
Accepted 5,118 3,357 8,475
Acceptance Rate 66% 64% 65%
Enrolled 488 411 899
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 10% 12% 11%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
89

Applicants have 89 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to UOP before the Jan 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24

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.