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Pacific University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1849
Affiliation: United Church of Christ
Academic calendar: 4-1-4
Undergraduate student body: 1,347
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $41,947,848
Admissions Address

2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116

Website

http://www.pacificu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@pacificu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: August 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Karen Dunston
Admissions office telephone: (800) 677-6712
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: August 15
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.pacificu.edu/admissions/onlineapps.html Tuition deposit: $200 (Partially refundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 1
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A 1
Academic electives N/A 4
Total academic units N/A 21

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: August 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: August 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Very important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 82%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 82%
Total applicants: 1,292
Total acceptances: 1,065
Total freshman enrollment: 360
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 493
Male acceptances: 416
Male freshman enrollment: 154
 
Female applicants: 799
Female acceptances: 649
Female freshman enrollment: 206
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 59%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 30%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 60%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 88%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 70%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 86%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 480 – 590
Math: 510 – 610
Combined: 990 – 1200

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 4.0% 3.0%
600-699 20.0% 25.0%
500-599 43.0% 52.0%
400-499 32.0% 19.0%
300-399 1.0% 1.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 27%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 – 26
Math: 21 – 26
Composite: 20 – 26

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 3.0% 7.0% 4.0%
24-29 44.0% 33.0% 49.0%
18-23 48.0% 43.0% 35.0%
12-17 5.0% 17.0% 12.0%
6-11 0.0% 1.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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