5,371
Students
Financial aid thermometer
7,118
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
82
82%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

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

Location & Contact

Address 2250 Avenida Las Americas Avenue
Suite 584
Ponce, PR  00717-9777
Contact Sra. Ana O. Bonilla
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@email.pucpr.edu
Phone: 787-841-2000
Fax: 787-840-4295

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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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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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
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,798
Applied
1,487
Accepted
5,371
Enrolled
83%
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Female Admissions

1,114
Females Applied
951
Females Accepted
85%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

684
Males Applied
536
Males Accepted
78%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

15
Application Fee
3.14
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 Yes

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

4,800
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Fees

570
Full-time student fees
4,919
Room & board
1,390
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

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

5,371
Total undergrad students
0%
Out-of-state students

Gender

Male (37.37%)
Female (62.63%)

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

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Campus events:
Peace Day, Educational Professional Development Convention and Puerto Rican Heritage Week

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Accounting Students Club, Foreign Students Club and Christ Heralds

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark No No
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Weight Lifting No Checkmark No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

385
Total Faculty
23:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 191
Part-time - 194
Male - 176
Female - 209