Pacific Union College (PUC)

Your Opinion: Is this School Hard to Get Into?
1 6
Quick Degree Finder is an advertising-supported site. Featured or trusted partner programs and all school search, finder, or match results are for schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other editorially-independent information published on this site.

Pacific Union College can be found in Angwin, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Pacific Union College has only approximately 910 enrolled students, which allows them to offer higher teacher to student ratios.

Most of the students admitted to PUC had an SAT score in the range of 930 - 1190, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 17 - 25. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the PUC average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.80 - 3.33. Pacific Union College admits around 50% of students applying per year. Of those that are accepted, around 19% of students registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall PUC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Pacific Union College was reported as 53.3% in Fall 2020 with over 1,660 college 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 ACT Scores: 17 - 25
  • PUC Average GPA: 2.80 - 3.33

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 on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 46.5%
  • 2017-2018: 50.2%
  • 2018-2019: 49.2%
  • 2019-2020: 53.3%
  • Projected PUC Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 47.1%

How Does PUC Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Pacific Union College is six percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
California Maritime Academy76.2%
San Francisco Art Institute90.3%
Holy Names University63.3%
San Francisco Conservatory of Music47.6%
Menlo College62.7%

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
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to PUC (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 600
Math460 - 590
Total Score930 - 1190
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 24
Math16 - 24
Composite Score17 - 25
To learn more about the data and calculations that power this site, please visit our data discussion page.