Overview

Applicants
2,041
Acceptance Rate
45%
Average HS GPA
3.32

GPA Breakdown

24%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
420 - 560
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
430 - 570
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 23

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Recommendation(s)

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
129
with Terminal Degree
60

67
Women
62
Men
32
Minority

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other.
  • Biophysics.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business/Commerce, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication and Media Studies.
  • Communication, General.
  • International and Intercultural Communication.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Pre-Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
  • Pre-Chiropractic Studies.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Nursing Studies.
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies.
  • Pre-Optometry Studies.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Natural Sciences.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS.

  • Theology/Theological Studies.

  • TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIALS MOVING.

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Acting.
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Graphic Design.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.
  • Photography.
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Terminal Associate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Arna Bontemps
Well-known American poet and a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance

Philip Guthrie Hoffman
First chancellor of the University of Houston System.

Loree K. Sutton
Founding director, Defense Centers of Excellence in Psychological Health

Neal C. Wilson
President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church from 1979 to 1990.

James Lamar McElhany
President of the Seventh-day Adventist Church from 1936 to 1950.

Wesley Pomeroy
Assistant U.S. Attorney General; coordinator, Law Enforcement Assist. Adm

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,671

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,085

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,623

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$19,400

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$27,999
Required Fees
$315
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,764

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,770
Transportation for Commuters
$1,125

On-Campus Room and Board
$7,695
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,550
Foreign Countries Represented
21

Demographics

19.50%
Asian
8.82%
African-American
28.45%
Hispanic
25.66%
Caucasian
5.31%
Unknown
3.18%
International

59% female
41% male
14% are out of state
88% are full time
12% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
76%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
98%

Campus Environment
Rural

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
24
Number of Honor Societies
8

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
10

Sports

Athletic Division
NAIA

Men's Sports (Pioneers)
3 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Women's Sports (Pioneers)
3 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
Minority Support Groups

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
10

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Suzie Ermshar
Office Coordinator

Address
Enrollment Services
One Angwin Avenue
Angwin, CA 94508

Phone
(800) 862-7080

Email
sermshar@puc.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Campus Center
Learning Commons
Pacific Auditorium (Gym)
Paulin Auditorium (Music)
1500 acres of hiking/biking land

Most Popular Places Off Campus
San Francisco Bay Area Attractions
Pacific Ocean
PUC Albion Biology Field Station (ocean)
Santa Rosa (shopping)
Lake Tahoe/Sierra Mountains (winter sports)

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Contact Email Address for Visit
enroll@puc.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Airports: San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento Napa shuttle bus to and from SFO and Oakland airports St. Helena bus to and from Napa Possible pickup through Enrollment Services

Driving Instructions to Campus
One mile north of St. Helena on Highway 29, turn right on Deer Park Road - approximately 8 miles to PUC

Local Accommodations
El Bonita, St. Helena Comfort Inn, Calistoga Guest Rooms, Pacific Union College


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