Pacific Union College

Pacific Union College

Pacific Union College, PUC, was originally established on April 11, 1882, as the Healdsburg Academy. In 1899, it became Healdsburg College, and was christened Pacific Union College in 1906. Founded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, PUC is situated on a 200-acre campus in Angwin, California.

Pacific Union College offers a number of associate's and bachelor's degrees, as well as pre-professional programs. In addition, students can opt for the Master of Education degree. Courses are offered in the fields of aviation, communication, business administration, computer science, English, mathematics, modern languages, nursing, religion, and visual arts, among others.

The sports teams of PUC are known as the Pioneers. The men's teams participate in basketball, cross country, and soccer, while the women's teams play basketball, cross country, and volleyball. The athletics department competes in the California Pacific Conference as a division of the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics.

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Contacting Pacific Union College

Pacific Union College
One Angwin Ave
Angwin , CA 94508-9707
General Phone: (707) 965-6313

Pacific Union College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine114registered nursing
Business and Management39business
Science37biology, biophysics, chemistry, physics, physical science courses
Liberal Arts29French language, Spanish language, English, social services, political science, history
Education and Teaching19teacher ed, early childhood education, education courses
Therapy and Counseling13psychology
Media12communication studies, media studies
Family and Social Work8social work
Religion and Philosophy8religion, theology
Photography and Commercial Art6cinematography, photography
Design5graphic design
Fine Arts4fine arts
Transportation3aviation tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3health and physical education
Office and Administration1general office occupations
Security and Law Enforcement1criminal justice and administration
Computer Science and Engineering1computer science

Number of programs and degrees for Pacific Union College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree21131
Associate's degree976
Master's degree21

Pacific Union College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pacific Union College had a total enrollment of 1,363 students (1,315 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 99%
Graduate 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 41%
Black 3%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 23%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 35%
20-21 34%
22-24 17%
25-29 5%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%

Pacific Union College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %

Pacific Union College Room and Board (2007)

Pacific Union College offers campus housing for 1,208 of its 1,315 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Pacific Union College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450550
SAT Math430560
SAT Writing450550
ACT Verbal1523
ACT Math1622
ACT Composite1624

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT62%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT37%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Pacific Union College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 22,695
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,695
Room and board $ 6,315
Room charge $ 3,765
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,550
Books and supplies $ 1,460
Other expenses $ 3,051

Financial Aid:
Pacific Union College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 125800)

Pacific Union College Faculty

Pacific Union College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year26$61,5607$59,411
Associate professorcalendar year14$54,4008$54,047
Assistant professorcalendar year8$49,94422$48,934
Instructorcalendar year1*3$43,332
No academic rankcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year50$57,18140$51,370

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Pacific Union College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball California Pacific Conference
Track California Pacific Conference

Pacific Union College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication and Media Studies, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General

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What Sets Pacific Union College Apart:

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% of freshmen enrolled part-time
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checked Grants credits for AP courses
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