Pacific Union College (PUC)

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Pacific Union College can be found in Angwin, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. PUC has an enrollment of around 1,600 students.

Most of the students admitted to PUC had an SAT score in the range of 1330 - 1710, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 18 - 25. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the PUC average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.38. Pacific Union College admits around 50% of students applying per year. Of those that are accepted, around 32% of students registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall PUC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Pacific Union College was reported as 50.5% in Fall 2013 with over 2,100 applications submitted to PUC. 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

  • PUC SAT Scores: 1330 - 1710
  • PUC ACT Scores: 18 - 25
  • PUC Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Pacific Union College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Pacific Union College, 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 Pacific Union College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 71.1%
  • 2010-2011: 39.9%
  • 2011-2012: 46.8%
  • 2012-2013: 47.3%
  • 2013-2014: 50.5%
  • Projected PUC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 49.2%

How Does PUC Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Pacific Union College is ten percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
California Maritime Academy74.8%
Dominican University of California77.5%
San Francisco Art Institute82.7%
Saint Marys College of California69.5%
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 PUC (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 570
Math440 - 580
Writing440 - 560
Total Score1330 - 1710
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 26
Math17 - 25
Composite Score18 - 25
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