Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico -- Ponce

Ponce, PR

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico -- Ponce

Ponce, PR

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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

23

students

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,487
Declined 311
Total Received 1,798
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Private

5,371

undergraduate students

2,311

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 7,682
Established in 1948
Coeducational Coeducational

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120-acre, urban campus in Ponce (population: 145,278), 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.

  • Metropolitan area: San Juan
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Mercedita

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Accounting Students Club
  • Foreign Students Club
  • Christ Heralds

Top Events

  • Peace Day
  • Educational Professional Development Convention
  • Puerto Rican Heritage Week
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $15
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.14

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,487
Declined 311
Total Received 1,798

Admissions Factors

Very Important

rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
academic GPA
interview
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Swimming and diving
Table tennis
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Weight lifting
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Baseball

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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Advertising
Art Teacher Education
Auditing
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other
Business Teacher Education
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Corporate Communications
Business/Managerial Economics
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminology
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Fashion/Apparel Design
Finance, General
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
Gerontology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health Teacher Education
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History Teacher Education
History, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Information Technology
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Office Management and Supervision
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Small Business Administration/Management
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Tourism and Travel Services Management
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

7,682

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

70%

5,371
students

Female
63%
3,364

Male
37%
2,007

30%

2,311
students

Female
66%
1,519

Male
34%
792

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

4,857
students

Female
63%
3,032

Male
37%
1,825

10%

514
students

Female
65%
332

Male
35%
182

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 76%
Student 4 year graduation rate 9%
Student 5 year graduation rate 19%
Student 6 year graduation rate 11%

Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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