Hmmmmm...Where to start.. well first of let me tell you that I am currently attending PCC. I was not forced or made to go there. I hate the word "made." No one is made to do anything. You always have a choice. And for those who didn't know what you were getting into going there.. its your own fault for making such a big decision such as where to go to college without doing your research. I've been looking online at reviews and most of what I see is PCC is this PCC is that.. bickering, complaining, mostly very un Christlike. People say PCC is strict and too legalistic. Here is my viewpoint. In this day and age we live in there is so many different branches of Christianity it gets crazy. Different standards and many differences in faith. I think all it should come down to is 1) jesus died on the cross to save everyone from sin, and all you have to do is believe and accept jesus in your heart. 2) Live a godly Christian life- and here is where people start bickering,3) Let others know about Christ. Why believe something your whole life and keep it to yourself. I know, So far I'm not even talking about the college but don't worry I will. As a Christian we should realize the vast range of Christianity today. We find ourselves to much today correcting each other and fighting rather than working together sometimes and reaching the lost. I chose PCC because i wanted a good education and let me tell you the education is excellent. But it will be alot for you if you are not used to rigorous schooling. The food is great the campus is beautiful. Now we come to the topic people love to dwell upon and complain about, when I went to PCC. Okay yes there are many many many rules..but once again you should have known that coming in. And let me ask you something, is it better to have too many rules or too few. When you register to go to PCC your making a huge decision just as for any college. That's why when I looked online and saw all these reviews that were so negative I was saddened. I attend PCC and while I do not agree per say with all there rules or standards I have GREAT respect for them. Because they DO have standards and beliefs and they stand by them no matter what. What good are standards or beliefs if they are always being lowered or changed? I listen to CCM, I don't mind girls wearing jeans I don't think its un-biblical. But I realize that they have slightly different beliefs and standards than myself.. I'm not going to let that ruin my thoughts and love towards them. I have many great friends here at college and yes...there are some real pain in the butts here... but I just smile and live with them. The rules include no headphones, no movies, and such others that many scream tyranny but really? They are there because the faculty love the students(most lol) and for many more reasons. To be honest yes i use headphones and yes I do watch movies on campus I just don't be a jerk and openly shove it in the authorities face like many do. If I get caught I am not going to argue and yell about the rules, I knew them and I got caught=my fault. The dating rules are very strict. The entire worlds perception of dating is so askew that even many times we Christians get caught in the physical aspects of a relationship(I know from experience) rather than the spiritual. Friendship should come before love. All that aside you can argue well I don't believe its wrong to hold hands, or kiss before marriage and personally I do not see the wrong in it but the rules are to protect you. It is all a matter of standards. If you don't respect anyone don't expect to be respected.(trust comes with respect) Some say PCC ruined there life or there faith. If that is so than it must not have been must of a faith and your life should never be ruined by one ditch in the road. Even if you dug it yourself;) I am studying criminal justice and the amount I have learned is incredible. I guess my main point is stop tearing down this great academic Christian place. If you are really a Christian then the least you could do is pray. Or try seeing outside of your own little belief system. I know what I believe, and what my standards our. I find them in God's word. They may not line up with everyone's but I love all brothers in Christ, not just the ones whose standards I like. I plan on attending PCC 3 more years and make many more friends. PCC knows who they are and I would rather have that then a place that does not. If you think this is a viewpoint from some legalistic brainwashed child you are wrong. I have friends, good friends from many different "categories" of faith and I have even been in different ones. I was raised in a strict christian home but all through my life I questioned everything. I looked into other religions and ways of life. I was going to choose who I wanted to be. I almost went down the wrong path in life but God saved me and through his grace I am where I am now. Please, Stop all the bashing of PCC and if anything tell the good, for there is always good. All in all I love attending PCC and while I may not love everything that includes PCC I still raise my hat to them and support their strong stand for good old fashioned christian values. We should never forget where we came from. I encourage you to look into attending PCC. Great kids here. Make sure you know you definitely want to come though.