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Pacific Union College Admissions

Check in with Pacific Union College's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Pacific Union College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Pacific Union College 2021 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 76%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 27%
Waitlist No

Considering Applying Early to Pacific Union College?

Pacific Union College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is October 1, which is coming up fast! Pacific Union College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 31.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Pacific Union College Hard To Get Into?

Pacific Union College is a moderately difficult school to get into. Pacific Union College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Pacific Union College accepted 53% of students, around 884 of the 1,658 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Pacific Union College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What's Most Important to Get In to Pacific Union College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Pacific Union College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Pacific Union College Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Pacific Union College must submit the following items. Double check with Pacific Union College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.3
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Pacific Union College?

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

Pacific Union College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Pacific Union College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 76% of Pacific Union College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 27% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Pacific Union College?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Pacific Union College students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 470 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Pacific Union College students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 470 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Pacific Union College?

To be most competitive at Pacific Union College, you should strive to earn between 17 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Pacific Union College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Pacific Union College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

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Transferring to Pacific Union College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Pacific Union College.

Transfer students can enroll in Pacific Union College during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Spring Term - Winter Term - Summer Term

Pacific Union College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Pacific Union College?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Pacific Union College.

Does Pacific Union College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Pacific Union College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Pacific Union College?

Pacific Union College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Pacific Union College's acceptance rate?

Pacific Union College's acceptance rate is 53%.

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Pacific Union College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

53%

How hard is it to get into Pacific Union College? Pacific Union College is a somewhat selective institution. The Pacific Union College acceptance rate is 53%. This means that the institution accepts 53 out of every 100 applicants.

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Pacific Union College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Pacific Union College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Pacific Union College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

17 to 25

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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Pacific Union College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

460 - 590

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Reading SAT Range

470 - 600

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Pacific Union College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

909

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

53%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$31,101

Out-of-State

$31,101

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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