Located in California's beautiful Napa Valley, just 70 miles north of San Francisco, Pacific Union College offers a Christ-centered, top-notch academic experience. We encourage students to be "thinkers, not mere reflectors of other men's thoughts." Pacific Union College provides intense learning opportunities through small classes where every student has a chance to be heard; top-notch professors who are committed to Christian education; and a diversity of ideas, cultures and activities to broaden your mind. So whether your interests lie in listening to a lecture on science from a Nobel Prize recipient, singing your heart out in a production of Sound of Music or flying a small plane to a remote mission field in Africa, you're welcome to explore it all at Pacific Union College.
At Pacific Union College, we strive to offer an excellent Christ-centered education that prepares our students for productive lives of useful human service and uncompromising personal integrity.
Pacific Union College is consistently ranked in the top tier of Western regional liberal arts colleges in U.S. News & World Report . We have also received the most favorable rating from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). A high percentage of Pacific Union College graduates are accepted into the nation's leading medical, professional and graduate programs, including Harvard and Yale. Two of our professors have been named U.S. Fulbright Scholars.
Since 1882, the mission at Pacific Union College has been to prepare students for productive lives of service within their communities. Over the years, the college has sent over 1,200 student missionaries to countries such as the Czech Republic and the Marshall Islands. During the academic year, service flourishes on and off campus through student-run outreach activities such as Kidzreach, a Sabbath program for children from broken homes, and the Pacific Union College chapter of Amnesty International, which educates the school and local community on human rights issues confronting the world.
Situated on acres of lush, forested hills in Northern California, the Pacific Union College campus offers a panoramic view of evergreens, flowering plants and fresh, blue sky. Beyond the core campus are miles of the best hiking and biking trails around. Just 10 minutes down the hill is the world-famous Napa Valley, where quaint shops, elegant restaurants and rolling vineyards charm both tourists and locals. You can also explore the California coast or the urban atmosphere of Berkeley and San Francisco, which is about a 70-mile drive from campus.