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Pacific Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

84.5%
Admission Difficulty for Pacific University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

Can I get into Pacific? The school has a 84% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,185 out of 2,586 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 36 percent. Pacific University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% 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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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1140-1320
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for Pacific University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for Pacific University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1320
Estimated Average SAT 1230
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 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 1050. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 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

Pacific University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >90%
1230 to 1320 Avg + 84%-90%
1140 to 1230 Avg - 76%-84%
1050 to 1140 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 1050 Low <64%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
22-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
54%
ACT Scores for Pacific University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Pacific University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 27
Estimated Average ACT 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 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 20 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. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Pacific University.

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 + 84%-91%
22 to 24 Avg - 77%-84%
20 to 22 Reach 69%-77%
Less than 20 Low <69%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Pacific University. 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. If your high school grades are above the average 3.6 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Pacific accepts 84% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Pacific University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Pacific University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,417 1,169 2,586
Accepted 1,216 969 2,185
Acceptance Rate 86% 83% 84%
Enrolled 248 176 424
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 20% 18% 19%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
114

Applicants have 114 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2019.

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

SAT Test Date Scores Available
May 4 May 17
Jun 1 Jul 10
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 8 Jun 18
Jul 13 Jul 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Pacific University and what considerations affect 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.