Alaska Pacific University

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Alaska Pacific University can be found in Anchorage, AK, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The small size of enrollment, which is approximately around 810 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 1350 (25th percentile) to 1653 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 20 (25th percentile) to 24 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants admitted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Alaska Pacific University average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.33. This school has an acceptance rate of about 37 percent with 18 percent of applicants deciding to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Alaska Pacific University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Alaska Pacific University was reported as 37.4% in Fall 2013 with over 494 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1350 - 1653
  • ACT Scores: 20 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into Alaska Pacific University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Alaska Pacific University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2018 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2018-2019 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Alaska Pacific University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 63.4%
  • 2010-2011: 33.6%
  • 2011-2012: 32.4%
  • 2012-2013: 63.2%
  • 2013-2014: 37.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2018-2019: 44.9%

How Does Alaska Pacific University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Alaska Pacific University is forty-eight percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Alaska Pacific University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading465 - 575
Math450 - 510
Writing435 - 568
Total Score1350 - 1653
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 24
Math18 - 23
Composite Score20 - 24
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