|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into Pacific and can I get accepted? The school has a 87% acceptance rate ranking it #16 in Oregon for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,186 out of 2,524 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 49 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.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. Pacific University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1060|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||630|
|SAT Math 75th||630|
|SAT Composite 75th||1260|
|Average SAT Score||1160|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Pacific University?
Pacific University typically prefers 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 #6 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 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1260 and Above||Good||>92%|
|1160 to 1260||Avg +||87%-92%|
|1060 to 1160||Avg -||80%-87%|
|960 to 1060||Reach||70%-80%|
|Less than 960||Low||<70%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Pacific?
Admission data indicates that Pacific regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Oregon for highest average ACT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Pacific University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>92%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||87%-92%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||80%-87%|
|17 to 20||Reach||70%-80%|
|Less than 17||Low||<70%|
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 87% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
66% of Pacific University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||20%||18%||19%|
Applicants have 65 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Pacific University is $40.
What are the requirements for admission to Pacific University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
70% of students submit their SAT scores to Pacific. 48% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
87% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1260. 70% 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 20 and 26. 48% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.