Tuition & Fees

$5,250

$5,250

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1
21

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,890
Declined + 572
Total Received 2,462
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Private (nonprofit)

5,539

undergraduate students

2,228

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Social Work
  3. Health Services/allied Health
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Codes

SAT 0910

School Facts

The Catholic University of Puerto Rico, founded in 1948, is church-affiliated institution. Its 120-acre campus is located in Ponce, 35 miles southwest of San Juan.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 7,767
Established in 1948
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

Ponce, PR

120-acre, urban campus in Ponce (population: 163,727), 35 miles from San Juan; branch campuses in Arecibo and Mayaguez. Served by air; major airport serves San Juan. School operates transportation to all parts of Puerto Rico. Public transportation serves campus.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico — Ponce
2250 Las Americas Avenue, Suite 563
Ponce, PR 00717-9777

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 15 (priority deadline)
June 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,890
Declined + 572
Total Received 2,462

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Interview
Recommendations
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Minority affiliation

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Admissions Contact

Ana O. Bonilla
Director of Admissions
P: 800 981-5040
F: 787 651-2044
admisiones@pucpr.edu

Cost

Tuition $4,680
Room $1,374
Board $3,534
Additional fees $570
Books & supplies $1,650
Total $11,808
Average Financial Aid - $7,167
Total with Avg. Aid $4,641

Financial Aid

49%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$7,167

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $50,093,143
State $869,754
Institutional
Other external
Total $50,962,897

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $1,025,584
Other external $34,478
Total $1,060,062

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
bowling
cross-country
softball
swimming
tennis
track (outdoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Mascot
Pioneer
School colors
white and blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising
Architecture
Biology
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Business Law
Cardiovascular Technology
Chemistry
Clinical Psychology
Commerce
Commercial Education/Office Systems
Communication Media in Business
Criminal Research
Criminology
Curriculum/Teaching
Divinity
E-Business
Economics/Finance
Educational Administration/Supervision
Educational Management
Elementary Education
English
English as a Second Language
Entrepreneurial Experience
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship Experience
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies
Fashion Design
Finance
Forensic Psychology
French
General Business
General Science
Hispanic Studies
History
Home Economics
Hotel/Restaurant Management
Human Resources
Industrial Psychology
Information Technology Support
International Business
International Business/Logistics
International Public Relations
Law
Liberal Studies
Management
Management/Information Systems
Managerial Economics
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Office Administration/Billing
Medical Technology
Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing
Music
Nursing
Office Administration
Office Administrator
Office Systems
Office Techniques
Painting/Drawing
Philosophy
Physical Education
Political Science
Political Science/Public Administration
Pre-Law Studies
Primary Education
Professional Counseling
Psychology
Public Accounting
Public Administration
Radio/Television Production
Rehabilitation Counseling
Religious Education
Sacred Theology
Sales Distribution/Scientific
School Psychology
Secondary Education
Secretarial Science
Social Work
Sociology
Sociology/Social Deviance/Criminology
Spanish
Special Education
Supervisor Technical Personnel Management
Surgical Nursing
Technology/Office System
Visual Arts
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Undergraduate

71%

5,539
students

Female
59%
3,252

Male
41%
2,287

Graduate

29%

2,228
students

Female
67%
1,497

Male
33%
731

undergraduateFull-time

89%

4,980
students

Female
59%
2,924

Male
41%
2,056

undergraduatePart-time

11%

559
students

Female
59%
328

Male
41%
231

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
< 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
97%
Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 15

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Colombia
El Salvador
Haiti
Mexico
Venezuela
The Dominican Republic
Special services offered for international applicants English lab
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Enid Miranda
International Relations
787 841-2000, extension 1653
emiranda@pucpr.edu

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