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Pacific Union College

Napa Valley, California

Aerial shot of Pacific Union College campus 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 PUC student reading on campus 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 students learning emergency services skills Outstanding Academics
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. PUC photography students taking pictures of vineyards 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: Student walking on PUC campus in the fall

  • Over 1,340 PUC students have served as missionaries around the world
  • Every Sabbath, Homeless Ministries visits local areas in need
  • REVO, a student-run organization, has raised over $36k since 2008 for various humanitarian organizations
  • This year, PUC students will go to Fiji, Nicaragua, and the Amazon for week-long mission trips

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!

  • Each year, PUC awards $38 million in financial aid to our students
  • Most PUC scholarships renew for four years
  • 100% of our students receive financial aid
  • The average out-of-pocket payment for students is around $6,656

Location, Location, LocationPUC students enjoying an outdoor concert
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.

  • Explore PUC’s unique hiking and biking trails
  • Head to nearby St. Helena or Calistoga for lunch and window shopping
  • Spend the day in San Francisco visiting Fisherman’s Wharf, taking a trolley ride, or watching a game from one of the many championship sports teams

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. PUC students worshipping

  • Talk with a professor in the area you’re interested in
  • Tour the campus with a Student Ambassador
  • Meet with an Enrollment Counselor for advice on your next steps
  • Learn how PUC can be affordable from a Financial Counselor

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