University of the Pacific (UOP)

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University of the Pacific can be found in Stockton, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UOP has an enrollment of nearly seven thousand students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores in the range of 1530 (25th percentile) to 1960 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 22 (25th percentile) to 29 (75th percentile) on the ACT is common among applicants admitted to UOP. We were able to estimate the UOP average GPA (3.23 - 3.64) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 73% of all applicants are granted admission to University of the Pacific, from which 9 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UOP Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of the Pacific was reported as 72.6% in Fall 2013 with over 14,200 college applications submitted to UOP. 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

  • UOP SAT Scores: 1530 - 1960
  • UOP ACT Scores: 22 - 29
  • UOP Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into University of the Pacific?

Applicant Selectivity: High

University of the Pacific has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

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 University of the Pacific has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 41.5%
  • 2010-2011: 38.1%
  • 2011-2012: 35.8%
  • 2012-2013: 37.8%
  • 2013-2014: 72.6%
  • Projected UOP Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 50.6%

How Does UOP Compare?

This School
National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
California State University-Stanislaus72.2%
Saint Marys College of California69.5%
Holy Names University56.7%
Mills College68.0%
California Maritime Academy74.8%

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 Required
  • 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 UOP (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading500 - 640
Math530 - 680
Writing500 - 640
Total Score1530 - 1960
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 28
Math22 - 28
Composite Score22 - 29
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