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About PUC

Pacific Union College is a fully accredited Seventh-day Adventist Christian liberal arts college, founded in 1882 and located in California's Napa Valley. The college's overall program offers a full lineup of bachelor's degrees as well as several associate degrees, one master's degree, and pre-professional and degree completion programs.

PUC's Mission Statement:

Pacific Union College is a Seventh-day Adventist learning community offering an excellent Christ-centered education that prepares its students for productive lives of useful human service and uncompromising personal integrity.

Quick Facts About PUC:

  • PUC is the only Adventist college or university recognized as a National Liberal Arts College by U.S. News & World Report. Previously PUC was ranked in the top tier of its western regional category for 17 consecutive years.
  • PUC seniors score well above the national average in Major Field Achievement Tests.
  • The Western Association of Schools and Colleges gave PUC its most favorable rating.
  • PUC is located in this hills above the Napa Valley, 70 miles north of San Francisco and 60 miles east of the coast, with access to a wide range of recreation and entertainment.
  • Students participate in activities as members of over 25 cultural, academic, and special interest clubs, honor societies and campus ministries groups.
  • The college has sent over 1300 student missionaries to countries including the Czech Republic, China, Kenya, Chile and the Marshall Islands.

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The PUC story begins in 1882 just off the main street of Healdsburg, California.