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Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Ponce, PR

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Overview

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico is a University institution located in Ponce, PR, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 2250 BOULEVARD LUIS A. FERRE AGUAYO, SUITE 511
Ponce, PR  00717-0655
Contact Sra. Elizabeth Martinez Rodriguez
Dir Office STUDENTS First Year
Email: elizabeth_martinez@pucpr.edu
Phone: 787-841-2000
Fax: 787-651-2040

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Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biomedical Sciences, General Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Administrative Assistant And Secretarial Science, General Checkmark
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Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business Administration, Management And Operations, Other Checkmark
Business Operations Support And Secretarial Services, Other Checkmark
Business/commerce, General Checkmark
Business/corporate Communications, General Checkmark
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Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
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Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Office Management And Supervision Checkmark
Small Business Administration/management Checkmark
Tourism And Travel Services Management Checkmark
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Transportation/mobility Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Communication, General Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Fashion/apparel Design Checkmark
Fine Arts And Art Studies, Other Checkmark
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Music, General Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,477
Applied
2,146
Accepted
4,889
Enrolled
87%
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Female Admissions

1,565
Females Applied
1,374
Females Accepted
88%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

912
Males Applied
772
Males Accepted
85%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

15
Application Fee
3.48
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
Required for some programs A minimum high school GPA of 3
Interview
One recommendation

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

4,920
Private
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Fees

590
Full-time student fees
1,374
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes

Financial Aid

7,118
Avg. Financial Aid Package
7,138
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
11,380
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,563
Avg. Loan Aid
0
Avg. Grant Aid
5,533
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
61%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
4%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,889
Total Undergrad students
0%
International Students
0%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 99.45%
Black or African American 0.02%
White or Caucasian 0.02%
Asian 0.02%
Other 0.33%

Gender

Male (36.9%)
Female (63.1%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing Not Reported

Student Activities

Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Campus events:
Bienvenida Pionera, Misa Inicio de Clase and Actividad de Preambulo: Marcha Avacemos a Grandes Pasos - Soc. Americana del Cancer

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Greek sororities
Local fraternities
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Most popular organizations:
Organizacion Programa de Honor Institucional, Capitulo Med Life PUCPR, American Medical Students, Sociedad para la Gerencia de Recursos Humanos and Circulo de Premedica

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Checkmark No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Checkmark No
Table Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
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Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Weight Lifting Checkmark Checkmark No
Wrestling Checkmark Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Checkmark No
Table Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
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Weight Lifting No Checkmark No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

340
Total Faculty
22:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 215
Part-time - 125
Male - 157
Female - 183
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