Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Ponce, PR

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Ponce, PR

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Tuition & Fees

$5,510

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,146
Declined 207
Total Received 2,353
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Private

5,713

undergraduate students

1,939

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Founded in 1948, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico) is a private church-affiliated institution. Its 120-acre main campus is located in Ponce, 35 miles southwest of San Juan.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 7,652
Established in 1948
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 15
Application deadline (final deadline) June 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Recommended

Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,146
Declined 207
Total Received 2,353

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Admission test scores
Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Rank

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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

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
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Financial Aid

92%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$6,428

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $4,920
Additional fees $590
Books & supplies $1,763
Total $7,273
Average Financial Aid - $6,428
Total with Avg. Aid $845

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 787 841-2000, extension 1065
F: 787 651-2041
mnolasco@pucpr.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Beach volleyball
Other sports
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Table tennis
Tennis
Volleyball
Weight lifting
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting and Business/Management.
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General.
Advertising.
Architecture.
Art Teacher Education.
Auditing.
Biology Teacher Education.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biotechnology.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education.
Business/Commerce, General.
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry.
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist.
Chemistry Teacher Education.
Chemistry, General.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
Clinical Psychology.
Clinical/Medical Social Work.
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services.
Computer Programming, Specific Applications.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Criminology.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Divinity/Ministry.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
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.
French Language and Literature.
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services.
Health Teacher Education.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Library and Information Science.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Painting.
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.
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.
Religious Education.
School Psychology.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Security and Loss Prevention Services.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, Other.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Tourism and Travel Services Management.
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations.
Transportation/Mobility Management.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law

7,652

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

75%

5,713
students

Female
61%
3,506

Male
39%
2,207

25%

1,939
students

Female
69%
1,332

Male
31%
607

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

4,922
students

Female
61%
3,027

Male
39%
1,895

14%

791
students

Female
61%
479

Male
39%
312

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Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

Not Reported

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: July 15

Spring: December 1

Summer: May 1

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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
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