When you’re looking into a college, who better to hear from than current students who have recently been in your shoes? Take a look at the testimonies below, and get to know the student body of Pensacola Christian College!
“The transition academically was easy to make. There was some more work and effort required of me, but the faculty and staff at PCC make the adjustment very easy for the incoming freshman. The teachers are always ready and willing to help. They really have a heart for their students, and it shows.
“PCC is a great place to meet people. I have enjoyed getting to meet people from all over the United States and even from countries around the world. I am developing friendships now that will last for a lifetime. It is an awesome thing to be able to go to class with people who have a heart for God.”
“I chose to attend PCC because of the friendly, spiritual atmosphere. After coming from a public school environment, PCC was wonderful to come to and not be concerned about the world’s view not only in education, but also in everyday living.
“Academically, it was a blessing to come to class and have the education be biblically based, especially after going to public school. It was nice to be able to be surrounded by Christian people who love the Lord. I love the godly friends that I have made here. They are such a spiritual encouragement to me, and I am so grateful for that since I never had any close Christian friends when I was growing up. I am so grateful that God led me to PCC, and I will never regret making that decision.”
“My Christian high school had about 250 students, and everyone knew everyone. Coming here, I felt lonely at first, but my roommates quickly accepted me. In fact, I found my closest friend ever in one of my roommates. We did fun stuff all the time. I grew to love college!
“I also really like chapel. I always get what I need. Sometimes in my hardest days, God takes chapel and says, ‘Chelsie this is just for you.’ That is so awesome to me!”
“I was never able to actually visit the campus before I came for school, but I heard a lot about the high academic standards and how Christ and the Bible were always brought into the studies. The transition wasn’t hard. I¹m a people person, so I made new friends pretty easily.
“I really enjoy the constant Christian atmosphere! Christ is the center of everything. He is not just limited to church and chapel. He is also incorporated into classes, recreation, and dorm life. Another aspect I enjoy of PCC is being able to work on campus. I have the blessing of working on stage crew, where I build and paint the sets for the various Fine Arts and other productions and special events. Not only has this job provided finances, but also great experience for my future work as a Youth Pastor.”
“The transition socially was easy. When I stepped on campus my freshmen year, I felt at home. It is a friendly campus and the students are easy to get along with and have enjoyable times.
“Some of my favorite aspects have been the events held on campus, such as sporting events, Fine Arts with the various artists brought in or the wonderful plays, and the spring picnic when the student body gathers together and just has fun.
“I love the teachers here at PCC. They strive to help students and have been a wonderful source of encouragement just by the example they have set. Their care and concern shown to the students has impacted my life, and I hope that I can become a teacher like them. They have made my college experience a wonderful one, and their influence will last a lifetime.”
HomeRice Lake, WI
“Having grown up on a farm in a small town, the social aspect at PCC was certainly different from what I was used to. For the first year, it seemed like I was meeting at least one new person every day. It was overwhelming at times, but definitely exciting to meet so many different people from so many different places all over the world.”
HomeInner Grove Heights, MN
“Socially, it was not a big transition for me. I really like the campus with all it has to offer both academically and recreationally. There’s so much I can do throughout the week! I like hanging out at the Sports Center in the evenings and going to West Campus or the beach on weekends. I can even choose which Christian service opportunites I want to join. I advise high schoolers to check out PCC! It’s awesome!”
“The great thing about PCC is that it really is not difficult to make new friends. It just takes time and effort. I learned not to limit myself to one group of friends, but get to know as many people as possible; and to look around me, smile often, and say nice things to people. I also learned that no matter how bad I felt, I should still give people a sunny smile when they said hello to me. After a couple of years at PCC, I gained a new perspective on life and on people.”
“My transition from high school to PCC socially was great! One of the greatest aspects of PCC is the people! I love that PCC has students not only from every one of the United States, but also from the farthest places on earth. I appreciate days when, as a student body, we honor our brothers from foreign lands. When I see a group of these people singing, it gets me excited about Heaven! The Bible tells us that every nation, tongue, and tribe will sing hallelujah to the Lamb. PCC gives us all a little taste of how wonderful Heaven will be, and I believe the Lord truly loves to hear us, as a united student body, singing His praises!
“Another great aspect of PCC is the faculty. I trust my advisors and teachers very much. The Lord has blessed us with very qualified teachers who just love to serve Christ. I think it is great to be counted as more than just a number by our faculty. I honestly believe that those teachers prayed for me as they prepared their lessons.”
HomeEl Centro, CA
“Academically, it was different and challenging, but by no means impossible. I was able to adapt and learn how to take notes, study for tests, and even write good papers.
“Socially, it was also unlike anything I had ever experienced. I am a naturally social person, but I had to learn how to connect with people on all different levels, knowing the difference between casual friends, acquaintances, and close friends. One thing I can say is that the friends I’ve made here have been more encouraging spiritually than any others I have.”
“The academics were what attracted me to PCC. I appreciate PCC’s demand for excellence and thorough preparation in the classroom as well as the solid biblical perspective from which the classes are taught.
“Socially, the transition was different but not difficult. A great aspect of PCC is that there are so many people I am able to meet. It’s easy to find people to relate to and hang out with.”
“My favorite aspect of PCC is the family atmosphere. No other campus is united in quite the same way that we are here at PCC. I love passing many familiar faces all around campus.”
“I graduated from a private Christian school and chose PCC because it was affordable, offered the study program I was looking for, had incredible facilities, and had an extremely friendly student body.
“My transition from high school to PCC socially was very smooth. The students are very friendly, and with the student body being rather sizable, it isn’t hard to find people with similar interests. I have formed lifelong friendships here.
“I love student life at PCC. There are always different activities going on around campus to get involved in. I am always meeting new people. PCC has such an exciting atmosphere and a happy student body.”
“I chose PCC because of the Godly atmosphere, affordable price, and the friendly campus. Visiting several times during high school made me realize that PCC wasn’t just another college, but the students were friendly and the faculty were more than willing to help.
“I had always been interested in police work and that is one thing that drew me into my major of Criminal Justice. When I visited the school, met the teachers, and had the opportunity to sit in a couple classes, I knew that PCC was where God wanted me and that He was calling me into Criminal Justice as a career.”