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Chances of getting into Pacific University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
85.3%
Admission Difficulty for Pacific University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Pacific and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Oregon for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,125 out of 2,491 applicants were admitted making Pacific University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent. Pacific University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Pacific SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1250
Applicants Submitting SAT
70%
SAT Scores for Pacific University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Pacific University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1250
Average SAT Score 1160

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Pacific University typically requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1160 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Oregon for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Pacific University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1250 and Above Good >91%
1155 to 1250 Avg + 85%-91%
1060 to 1155 Avg - 77%-85%
965 to 1060 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 965 Low <66%
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Pacific ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
48%
ACT Scores for Pacific University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Pacific University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Pacific regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Oregon for highest average ACT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Pacific University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Pacific University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >91%
24 to 27 Avg + 85%-91%
21 to 24 Avg - 77%-85%
18 to 21 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 18 Low <66%
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Pacific GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Pacific University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Pacific. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Pacific University was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in Oregon for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.6 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Pacific accepts 85% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Pacific University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 42% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 6% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

66% of Pacific University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Pacific University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 34%
Top 25% of class 66%
Top 50% of class 92%
Bottom 50% of class 8%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Pacific University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,432 1,059 2,491
Accepted 1,240 885 2,125
Acceptance Rate 87% 84% 85%
Enrolled 253 168 421
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 19% 20%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
267

Applicants have 267 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Pacific University
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=209612 IPEDS survey data for Pacific University.

FAQs

Does Pacific University prefer SAT or ACT?

70% of students submit their SAT scores to Pacific. 48% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Pacific University?

85% of those who apply are granted admission to Pacific. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Pacific University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1250. 70% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Pacific University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 48% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.