Pacific Union College is a private, Christ-centered institution established in Napa Valley, California. While the college offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, the vast majority of students in attendance are undergraduates. PUC is part of Adventist Colleges Abroad’s consortium of colleges, which offers students the opportunity to study abroad extensively while earning credit at their home institution. Many programs in the college’s catalog require internships, theses, or studying abroad in order for students to graduate. Students attending PUC can take advantage of the school’s wide variety of facilities, such as the Rasmussen Art Gallery, Pacific Union College Church, and the back40 nature trails.
Key Admissions Stats
Not for Profit
Seventh Day Adventist
This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
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Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
(amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
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Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
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Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
PUC is a beautiful campus with a strong academic program, friendly students and helpful faculty. You will learn a little bit of everything there is to know about the world and a whole lot about yourself.
PUC is a great school in a beautiful natural setting. The campus atmosphere is tranquil and inviting. All of the students seem friendly and welcoming and all of the professors and staff members seem helpful and encouraging
Emily from Bakersfield, CA
PUC is a school where you will feel very comfortable if you have been raised in the Adventist church, especially if you are familiar with the more conservative side of the church. On a small campus, you will definitely have a chance to get to know a lot of people. Dorm life is amazing, and the local activities are more varied than most people think.
Maggie from Riverside, CA
Pacific Union College is a school were a student can discover exactly who they are, and what they want to do for the rest of his or her life. It offers both educational and spiritual opportunities for students who are struggling to find a place in this world. This school is exceptional academically, and the people here are friendly and accepting.
Jeffrey from Miami, FL
It is an Adventist school that focuses of God, Academics, and other programs. The professors are great and actually care about you. There are people who care about you and the academic advisors here are great/