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Colleges / Fresno Pacific University

Fresno Pacific University

Fresno, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate68%

Fresno Pacific University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Fresno Pacific University. The acceptance rate at Fresno Pacific University is 68%. Last year, 644 students applied to Fresno Pacific University and 441 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to Fresno Pacific University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 8/1 and the application fee is $40.

Fresno Pacific University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Fresno Pacific University's admissions stats.

Fresno Pacific University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 25%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 85%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 47%
Waitlist No

Fresno Pacific University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Fresno Pacific University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 1

Applying Early to Fresno Pacific University?

Fresno Pacific University does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Fresno Pacific University Admissions

How To Get Into Fresno Pacific University

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

In 2022, Fresno Pacific University accepted 68% of all applicants, about 441 of the 644 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Fresno Pacific University, 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.

Transferring to Fresno Pacific University

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

For Students Waitlisted to Fresno Pacific University

Fresno Pacific University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Fresno Pacific University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. 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 put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Fresno Pacific University

What does Fresno Pacific University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Important
Academic GPA Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered

Make sure to check with Fresno Pacific University for more information on admission factors.

Fresno Pacific University Application Requirements

To apply to Fresno Pacific University, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Fresno Pacific University'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)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Fresno Pacific University?

Students admitted to Fresno Pacific University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 74% submitted a class rank. At Fresno Pacific University 25% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 56% were in the top 25% and 89% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Fresno Pacific University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA
3.75 and 3.99
3.50 and 3.74
3.25 and 3.49
3.00 and 3.24
2.50 and 2.9
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Fresno Pacific University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Fresno Pacific University 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 2017, 85% of Fresno Pacific University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 47% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

To be most competitive at Fresno Pacific University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Fresno Pacific University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Fresno Pacific University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Fresno Pacific University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Fresno Pacific University.

Transfer students can enroll in Fresno Pacific University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Fresno Pacific University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Fresno Pacific University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Fresno Pacific University.

Does Fresno Pacific University accept transfer credits?

✅ Fresno Pacific University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Fresno Pacific University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Do I have to submit test scores to Fresno Pacific University?

✅ Fresno Pacific University is not test optional.

What is Fresno Pacific University's acceptance rate?

✅ Fresno Pacific University's acceptance rate is 68%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Fresno Pacific University?

❌ Fresno Pacific University does not offer early decision.

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Fresno Pacific University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Fresno Pacific University? Fresno Pacific University is a somewhat selective institution. The Fresno Pacific University acceptance rate is 68%. This means that the institution accepts 68 out of every 100 applicants.


Fresno Pacific University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Fresno Pacific University is Aug 1.

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

Fresno Pacific University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

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Fresno Pacific University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Fresno Pacific University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.54. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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