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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 1,077 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Pacific Union acceptance rate is 50%. Popular majors include Nursing, Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, and Business. Graduating 52% of students, Pacific Union alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,300.
About Pacific Union College...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
California Pacific Conference
Address
One Angwin Avenue
Angwin, CA 94508
Website

Pacific Union College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1150
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$22,327/ 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
$18,910/ 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
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,077Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
149
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Studious
    43%
  • Diverse
    19%
  • Fun loving
    19%
  • Intelligent
    14%
  • Nosy
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.47 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Community
    62%
  • Passionate
    29%
  • Family
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
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!
Pacific Union College holds a strong academic reputation that advantages other larger universities. The benefits of having a small community with a diverse student body Pacific Union College has a Christian environment. Although Pacific Union College may need renovations in their facilities, the college does not exclude the purpose of what it means to live with heart and to love and understand life.