Located in the gorgeous, world-famous Napa Valley, just 75 miles north of San Francisco, Pacific Union College is a vibrant and Christ-centered community where you’ll discover and prepare for your calling. For over 130 years, PUC has produced creative, socially responsive graduates who are ready to represent Christ in a vast and changing world. In our 70+ areas of study, we combine rigorous academics with a Seventh-day Adventist worldview. Our professors excel as scholars and authors, committed to teaching, mentoring and the highest levels of Christian scholarship. From pre-medical sciences to innovative programs like healthcare management, film and television, software development, emergency services, and aviation, a PUC education empowers students to serve the Church and impact the world for Christ. Study abroad programs, mission trips and local community involvement rounds out the overall PUC experience. The campus supports a vibrant spiritual and social community—a perfect environment for fostering relationships that will last through life and into eternity.
PUC offers over 70 different majors from a variety of fields to choose from, and our top five majors are biology, business, nursing, psychology and social work, and visual arts. With a 13:1 student-teacher ratio, you’ll never be just another face in a crowded classroom. We are the only Adventist college or university recognized as a National Liberal Arts College by U.S. News & World Report . A high percentage of our graduates are accepted into the nation’s leading medical, professional, and graduate programs, including Harvard, Yale, and UCLA.
Make an Impact
Our students strive to make a difference not only globally, but locally as well. Whether you have an afternoon, weekend, week, or even a year to give, there’s a plenty of ways you can get involved and help others:
You Can Afford It
We know it can be overwhelming to think about how to pay for college, but we’re doing our part to help make Christian higher education affordable!
Location, Location, Location
Imagine living in a world famous vacation destination spot that’s sunny an average of 262 days a year! PUC is located atop Howell Mountain in the heart of the Napa Valley. Everywhere you look, you’ll find breathtaking views and lots of interesting things to do.
See For Yourself
Come visit Pacific Union College! We think spending time on our beautiful campus is the best way to find out whether we’re the right fit for you.