If you are considering submitting an applicationto Pacific, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is August 25 and the application fee is $40. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than November 1.
Pacific University does not offer early decision or early action..
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.
Getting into Pacific is moderately difficult. Pacific evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Pacific **accepted 89% of students, around 2,195 of the 2,458 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Pacific, 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.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important 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 strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to Pacific must submit the following items. Double check with Pacific's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||3|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Pacific have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Pacific University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||26.9%|
|3.50 and 3.74||21.05%|
|3.25 and 3.49||11.7%|
|3.00 and 3.24||10.23%|
|2.50 and 2.9||5.85%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.59%|
|Pacific does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Pacific is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 65% of Pacific's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 43% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Pacific applicants, you should strive to earn between 980 and 1160 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Pacific 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1160 and 25% of scored lower than 980, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Pacific students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Pacific students scored 620 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Pacific, you should strive to earn between 21.5 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Pacific's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.
A 21.5 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Pacific students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.5.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Pacific.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Pacific during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Pacific?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Pacific.
Does Pacific accept transfer credits?
Pacific accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Pacific accepts:
ACE recommendations for credit
Does Pacific accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Pacific accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Pacific?
Pacific. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
How hard is it to get into Pacific? Pacific is a somewhat selective institution. The Pacific acceptance rate is 89%. This means that the institution accepts 89 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Pacific is Aug 25.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Pacific is Aug 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Pacific, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.68. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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