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PUC is a beautiful campus and very quiet,BrightNuclear Engineering
PUC is a beautiful campus and very quiet, so it's a great place for studying. However I would not recommend the nursing program. The program has a very low retention rate of Professors, so you never know if you'll be in a class taught by someone with no teaching experience. There are cheaper programs out there that will get you the same or higher level of nursing education for much less money.
4th Year Female -- Class 2019
Campus Aesthetics: A, Surrounding City: F
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I give this school a B.Not so bright
I give this school a B. Not an A+ OR anything below a C because while the curriculum is intensive and driven, the rest of the body lags behind like a dead beat horse. Much of the problem i have seen with adventist "education" is that since they do little to expose what you call "academy kids" (which is the majority of the school) to the "outside world", they usually come out with either blinkers on their eyes or a low self esteem. A lack of introspection and open mindedness can make it difficult to approach students. And while its named a liberal arts school, the school spends more time on "correcting" itself on what that exactly means than investing in outlets for academia and exposure to broader experiences. You have to take into account though, that religious institutions, since they are self funded, run a budget. And that budget is tight. Unless your really good friends with professors and are well aligned to someones perspective, you really have to go out and find connections/build a repertoire for yourself outside of this community.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2012
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Friendliness: C-
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Honestly, I didn't have much fun at PUCNursing
Honestly, I didn't have much fun at PUC as I worked multiple jobs and was enrolled in the rigorous nursing program. I did enjoy the setting-- beautiful campus and good study environment (aka, rural). And I certainly did receive an excellent education at PUC. I had impressive professors who were interesting, invested, inspiring, and clearly interested in my success; and I can only think back to one professor who was a complete disappointment.

The nursing program is top notch. Every clinical site preferred our students to the other nursing programs. We had a reputation and were quick to get hired. I hired on immediately at one of the hospitals I trained at and immediately flourished. I was definitely prepared for the working field and have PUC to thank for my rising career.

The professors really made my experience at PUC one to remember. While nursing classes keep you busy, the GE's and electives really created a well-rounded curriculum. I still think about my communications, speech, psychology, and art professors whose passion continues to inspire me.Can't really comment on the extracurriculars. As it is a faith based school, you will study religion classes and chapel attendance is required-- I quickly found myself enjoying these elements and feeling more supported in a very important way. Food is vegetarian, for me it was fine, but also remember you're in Napa Valley -- the food in the surrounding area is incredible ;-)

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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