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Pacific Union College

Angwin, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate53%

Pacific Union College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Pacific Union College. The acceptance rate at Pacific Union College is 53%. Out of 1,658 applications received in 2023, 884 students were offered admission.

Consult with Pacific Union College's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Pacific Union College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Pacific Union College's admissions stats.

Pacific Union College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 76%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 27%
Waitlist No

Pacific Union College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Pacific Union College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes October 1 December 31

Want to Apply Early to Pacific Union College?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is October 1. Pacific Union College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 31.

Some students apply to college early to increase their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

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

More on Pacific Union College Admissions

How To Get Into Pacific Union College

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

In 2022, Pacific Union College accepted 53% of all applicants, about 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.

Transferring to Pacific Union College

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

For Students Waitlisted to Pacific Union College

Pacific Union College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Pacific Union College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides 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 put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Pacific Union College

What does Pacific Union College 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Application Essay Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with Pacific Union College for more information on admission factors.

Pacific Union College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Pacific Union College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in 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)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Pacific Union College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

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

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 2020, 76% of Pacific Union College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 27% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

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.

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.

More Information on 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.

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

✅ Pacific Union College is not test optional.

What is Pacific Union College's acceptance rate?

✅ Pacific Union College's acceptance rate is 53%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Pacific Union College?

❌ Pacific Union College does not offer early decision.

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Pacific Union College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

460 - 590


Reading SAT Range

470 - 600

Pacific Union College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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

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