Fresno Pacific University

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Fresno Pacific University can be found in Fresno, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Fresno Pacific University has an enrollment of approximately three thousand students.

The majority of students that got into Fresno Pacific University earned an SAT score in the range of 1308 to 1650, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 18 to 22. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Fresno Pacific University average GPA ranges from 2.98 to 3.25 for accepted students. Approximately 80 percent of all applicant were admitted at Fresno Pacific University, and from those that were granted acceptance about 38 percent continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Fresno Pacific University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Fresno Pacific University was reported as 78.4% in Fall 2013 with over 705 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: 1308 - 1650
  • ACT Scores: 18 - 22
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Fresno Pacific University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Fresno Pacific University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Fresno Pacific University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 51.1%
  • 2010-2011: 75.6%
  • 2011-2012: 44.5%
  • 2012-2013: 72.7%
  • 2013-2014: 78.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 68.9%

How Does Fresno Pacific University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Fresno Pacific University is forty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Menlo College37.1%
Notre Dame de Namur University87.2%
Saint Marys College of California69.5%
Mills College68.0%
Holy Names University56.7%

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 Fresno Pacific University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 550
Math440 - 550
Writing428 - 550
Total Score1308 - 1650
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 22
Math17 - 23
Composite Score18 - 22
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