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Pacific Union College (PUC)

One Angwin Ave, Angwin, CA

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Pacific Union College is a nonprofit private college that has a large number of majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Angwin, California, in a predominantly rural area. The school's Seventh Day Adventists affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's mission. Enrollment at PUC exceeds 1,500 per year.

Areas of study offered at Pacific Union College include but are not limited to:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Public Administration And Social Services

To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then studied by the admissions staff. Students may provide either the SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admissions at Pacific Union College. A score in a range of 1310 - 1710 on the SAT, or 18 - 25 for the ACT is usually submitted among accepted students. PUC admits around 50% of applicants annually. Of those applicants admitted, about 31% registered for enrollment. More information from the admissions office can be found at puc.edu.

The cost of tuition is around $29,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's net price calculator to better understand their cost of attendance. Housing is available for students, which costs around $4,700 per year. Some students at PUC may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally offered in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Pacific Union College Pioneers participate in several athletic programs, overseen by the NAIA. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:

  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Soccer (NAIA Division II)
  • Track and Field, X-Country (NAIA Division II)
  • Volleyball (NAIA Division II)

Students should visit the school's http://www.puc.edu to see additional information.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the applicants Pacific Union College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Pacific Union College is about 1,600, where graduate students make up roughly 16% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $31,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Per unit charges are around $890 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$16,648
Receiving Student Loans73%$8,362
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Pacific Union College may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of PUC is close to 45%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years18%
Graduating in 5 Years8%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1970)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1968)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1984)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Pacific Union College is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (California Pacific Conference)
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Pacific Union College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Pacific Union College for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
45.22%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
100%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
15:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$17,431