Academics Now

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Academic Excellence Acknowledged: Annual Awards Colloquy Honors Faculty and Students

On Thursday, May 17, Tammy McGuire, professor of communication, and Asher Raboy, resident artist teaching in the department of music headed to the platform of the PUC Church, taking the steps two at a time.

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Half-Price Tuition & Housing: PUC Offers Summer Classes

Summer classes last only 2-3 weeks, including full-year sequences for pre-med and pre-dent courses such as Biological Foundations and General Chemistry. Pre-nursing courses such as Human Anatomy and General Microbiology are also available during the summer.

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Life is About Balance: PUC's Pre-Professional Club Provides Meaningful Connections

For years, Pacific Union College has maintained a medical and dental school acceptance rate well above the national average. The five-year average dental school acceptance rate at PUC is 65 percent, and for medical school this goes up to 68 percent. 

Academics

Outstanding academics is a point of pride at Pacific Union College and a key part of our reputation for educating successful students. It connects many aspects of life at PUC, bringing an atmosphere of excellence to the campus and resulting in practical payoffs like acceptance letters and high scores.

Academic Excellence at PUC:

  • Qualified, talented professors dedicated to giving each student a quality personalized education
  • The only Adventist college or university recognized as a National Liberal Arts College by U.S. News & World Report. Previously was ranked in the top tier of its western regional category for 17 consecutive years
  • Students score above the national average in most Major Field Achievement Tests
  • Pre-medical and pre-dental programs known for their quality and resulting in very high acceptance rates to medical and dental schools, especially Loma Linda University
  • Student-teacher ratio of 13:1
  • Emphasis on active learning, with increasing numbers of students involved in internships, independent projects, field trips, scholarly research, and discussion-based classes
  • Access to art, performance, and cultural experiences offered in the Bay Area and Napa Valley
  • Opportunities to study abroad through the Honors Program and Adventist Colleges Abroad
  • 34 majors with 36 emphases and one master's degree, featuring the spectrum from tried-and-true programs like the pre-medical sciences to innovative programs like the more recent film and television major, emergency services program, aviation and drama

Featured Resources

The General Catalog features information on departments, majors, and general education requirements.

The PUC Bookstore offers a used books network online, supplies, new books, and buy-back lists.

The Records Office covers all info for class registration, transcripts, and graduation requirements.