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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    D+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A
Pacific Union is a private, Christian college located in Angwin, California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 964 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Pacific Union acceptance rate is 49%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies. Graduating 55% of students, Pacific Union alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,300.
One Angwin Ave
Angwin, CA 94508
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
California Pacific Conference

Pacific Union College Rankings

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Pacific Union Admissions

Acceptance Rate
49%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1190
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$23,005/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,603/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
89%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    6%
  • On Campus
    94%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
964Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
94
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
  • Studious
    53%
  • Fun loving
    24%
  • Intelligent
    18%
  • Nosy
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.48 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.73 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
  • Community
    64%
  • Passionate
    27%
  • Family
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses
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Enjoyed my time at PUC. Academics are rigorous, if not the most timely (i.e. older textbooks used for several courses). Not much variety in teaching style, AKA lecture-heavy.
As far as return on investment is concerned, it depends on your major.
Diversity is a big part of PUC. Very ethnically diverse. Embracing of LGBT+ students.
The campus is gorgeous and the weather is nice. But no A/C in most buildings because of this. Lots of bugs and cobwebs.
ADA isn't a thing at PUC.
Party scene - there isn't one. BUT we are just above Napa Valley!
Staff professors are great. Caring, intelligent, concerned with student success. Adjuncts, not so much.
Local area - there's nothing to do in Angwin besides enjoy the outdoors.
Dorms are clean, if not in the best repair. Fit-and-finish is no bueno. No A/C in all but 2 dorms, lots of bugs.
Food is okay, but below average for Napa Valley. Coffee shop on campus.
Student life - there's just not much to do here. But I like it that way.
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I really enjoyed my first quarter at PUC. It is really easy to connect to the professors and the students. Because of PUC's smaller size and secluded location, there is a strong sense of community which helps develop a healthy atmosphere. Some of the students on campus complain about the cafeteria food but I like it. There is a wide variety of dishes in every meal time so you are bound to like something. I just wish that the dorms were air-conditioned because it can get really hot during the spring quarter. If you are planning on attending PUC, don't forget to pack a fan!
One caveat. I got kicked out after my sophomore year. Granted, I lit a dresser on fire and threw it off the roof of my dorm. (Go Grainger!) However, after getting kicked out, I returned to graduate there.
I also graduated in 1996, so I can't speak to what the college is like now, but when I was there, it was ranked #7 in the nation for pumping kids into medical school.
Note, the college is a Seventh Day Adventist college. I grew up Seventh Day Adventist, so all the quirks that go along with that were things I was prepared for. (Dry campus, religious services, etc.) But for me personally, those were things that I appreciated and was grateful for despite my spirited nature.
The primary thing I loved about PUC was my peer group. I was an F-up in high school and needed to be surrounded by other pre-med students that could set a proper peer expectation for what was and would be required in the future in medical school.
I'm now a double boarded addiction psychiatrist and director of a rehab