Pacific Union College

612 reviews
  1. Angwin, CA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
Pacific Union College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Adventist
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
California Pacific Conference
Address
One Angwin Ave
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
47%
SAT Range
860-1130
ACT Range
19-27
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$22,738/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,658/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,541/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,236/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,926/ year
  • $110k+
    $28,708/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.30 responses
87%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,459Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Studious
    53%
  • Fun loving
    24%
  • Intelligent
    18%
  • Nosy
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.43 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Community
    53%
  • Passionate
    35%
  • Family
    12%

After Pacific Union College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.23 responses

Reviews

612 reviews
  • Excellent
    160
  • Very Good
    224
  • Average
    174
  • Poor
    28
  • Terrible
    26
Pacific Union College prohibits the party life. There is to be no form of alcoholic beverages or drugs taking recreationaly, because chances are you will be expelled. But this does not mean that there aren't things to do. PUC is located on top of a volcano/mountain, so it is far from the city. here the night life is gorgeous; the night sky is painted, and the lights around campus makes it seem like its Christmas time every night! And everyone knows that Christmas is the Best time of the year! PUC also has the "Grind" which is a place where students can hang out, choose from a variety of snacks, drinks, and specialized drinks (coffee,italian sodas, etc) watch TV (more than one mounted) play pool, ping pong, or simply drape across couches. There is also the Gym, where alot of students go to play sports such as basketball or volleyball. Other than that it is quite peaceful up on the hill. A few might dread it but, a majority of the students admire the appeasing ambiance of the college and its location.
  • College Sophomore
  • Oct 30 2013
What Is Your Focus? Some say that the freshman dorms at Pacific Union College are more undesirable than the upperclassman dorms, but they are my favorite! Two of the three girls' dorms share bathrooms between two paris of roommates, while the third has community bathrooms/showers, and all three of the men's dorms have community bathrooms/showers. The upperclassman dorms are rumored to be cleaner, and they don't have a curfew, but they are a considerable hike up the hill, which most students address by driving instead of walking up the stairs. The social atmosphere on campus is amazing! Students greet each other by name because in a school of only about 1500, it's hard to forget that guy who sits next to you in English class, since he's likely in three of your other classes! Cost of living in the Napa Valley is rather high, and it can cost more than normal to go out to eat. Plan for about $15 /person at least. There are hardly any restaurants within a half hour drive of the campus, but they are worth it! Dorms are available for all students, but off-campus housing is also available. Locals often rent out rooms to students, and the apartments nearby are also a good option.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 2 2012
They treat you like a child: curfews... 11 o clock check ins every night, it's ridiculous. And when I say check ins, I mean the RAs open your door with their annoying master key, and look in your room to make sure you're there, so they can sign you into their attendance system app thing. And if you're not, THEY COME BACK - at 3am! - with a flashlight. Also you get pinks (referalls) when you break curfew. No staying out all night until you're over 21, no boys in girls dorms, no girls in boys dorms except in the lobbies (and the opposite sex gets kicked out at 12).
  • College Junior
  • Apr 30 2015