About Pacific Union College

Founded in 1882, Pacific Union College. is a Private college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 1,435 full time undergraduate students, and 3 full time graduate students.

The Pacific Union College Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 91 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Pacific Union College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate46%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range860-1110
ACT Range17-25

Admissions at PUC are considered More Selective, with ,7% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


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Pacific Union College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    25 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    22 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    29 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    29 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    29 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    29 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    29 Students rated local services 3.5 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    29 Students rated academics 4 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Pacific Union College?

13 Students rated Pacific Union College

thomas - 03/10/2020

Pacific union college is set over the Napa Valley with beautiful views. The buildings are a little older but they usually don't bother. Dorms are old and should be updated. The cafeteria food is only vegetarian and they serve the same thing almost every week, which is why I only rated 1 out of five stars, I would've voted zero stars if it was possible. Besides that the education is very nice, classes are small which make it very easy to get in touch and connect with professors.

Wendy - 09/15/2019

It’s a great school to attend and they grave by far the best nursing program in the Bay Area. For the past two years they have had a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX. The people on campus are always really nice and helpful. Although it’s a religious based school no one ever tries to pressure you into their religion.

Lexceida - 06/10/2019

My overall opinion of Pacific Union College is that its a great school with lovely professors who only want the best for you.

Jasmine - 04/17/2019

My overall experience at this school was amazing. The teachers were available in personal when they had their office hours. When they didn't have office hours for the day, they were easy to reach through email. I loved how they had a teaching and learning center. They had tutors who would help you in subjects. I also liked how since it is a private school, that there is no drugs and parties.

Pacific Union College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Pacific Union College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Pacific Union College is 46%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would recommend to myself that I take every possiblity and used it to its potential. I should have gone on more missions trips, taken more of the fun classes (things like art, sign language, random things...), played more. If possible, I would tell myself to have more fun. Because of the programs at my school, I am able to double major, be in the Honors program, and be pre-med. I would say that I should have spent more time with friends, read more books, and slept more in preparation for coming to college. Working over the summer last year reallly helped, so if I would have worked every summer, that would have been really beneficial. I wish that I had simply lived life to the fullest, because now that I'm in college, I don't really have time. ... Not to say that college isn't fun; that there aren't opportunites to live life here. But because of the structure of my current education, I should have relaxed a little more in high school.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    PUC offers a beautiful campus, if not one of the best in the world. The community of friends that you meet and all of the things you will have to learn and keep up to stay here. Its way tougher than most top rated schools.

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  4. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    That it was going to be a struggle to get non federal loans or loans not given by the school

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Cafeteria food isn't appealing

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    It is mostly Seventh-Day Adventist Affiliated, but I know many people who are not SDA and attend PUC and love it. It depends if you are open to new things and not judgemental. Fun people are welcomed at PUC.

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  7. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Lack of diversity in curriculum

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  8. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    This school is an excellent place to spend your college career.

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  9. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When talking to friends who've graduated from larger universities, I highlight the fact that because my school's student population was much smaller, it allowed me to be involved in many extracurriculars on-campus. At a big school you have more people to compete with in running for Student Senate seats or applying for on-campus jobs with faculty. I am proud that I was able to hold as many positions as I did as an undergrad, and getting to know my professors as well as I did.

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  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Compared to other schools, the unique thing about my current school is that the community in which the college is based is very close-knit and therefore, the college staff and students are very close. There is so much to do and so much that the school offers spiritually and academically. Since academic excellance is strongly portrayed at this school, there is no tolerance for drugs and alcohol. You will only grow maturely and mentally from this institute.

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  11. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are what you would expect of college students; we diverse in every sense of the word: racially, religiously, politically, and in personality. You'll always have people you don't get along with, but there are far fewer of them here than I could have possibly expected; in reality there are only 2 people that I don't want to hang out with much. When I came to visit, people were so friendly. I want to present the same welcoming atmosphere that I was shown to visitors, simply because I want to prove that PUC is the best.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Science programs and nursing

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    People who are looking for a party or that don't want to hear about God should not attend this school.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Pacific Union College receive some sort of financial aid. 44% were awarded federal grants. While 73% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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