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UOP Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into UOP? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 9,328 out of 14,449 applicants or 65% were admitted making UOP a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. University of the Pacific typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 10% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 8,564 5,885 14,449
Accepted 5,565 3,763 9,328
Acceptance Rate 65% 64% 65%
Enrolled 524 413 937
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 11% 10%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of the Pacific and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that UOP regularly accepts students with ACTs of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. 41 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of the Pacific.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 1220 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1090 1350
SAT Reading 550 680
SAT Math 550 690
ACT Composite 22 29
ACT English 21 28
ACT Math 22 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >77%
25 to 29 Avg + 65%-77%
22 to 25 Avg - 54%-65%
19 to 22 Reach 43%-54%
Less than 19 Low <43%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >76%
1220 to 1350 Avg + 65%-76%
1090 to 1220 Avg - 52%-65%
960 to 1090 Reach 39%-52%
Less than 960 Low <39%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of the Pacific. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of the Pacific was 3.47 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UOP accepts 65% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 29% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 16% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of the Pacific and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=120883 IPEDS survey data for University of the Pacific.