Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

PR-163, Ponce, United States
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Overview of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

About this school

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


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,371
    • Men:2,007 (37.4%)
    • Women:3,364 (62.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
4
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
Required for some
Not reported
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2250 Las Americas Avenue, Suite 564
City, State, Zip
Ponce, PR  00717-0777
Phone
(787) 841-2000 x1000
Fax
(787) 840-4295
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
$15
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications not accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Not available

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for some freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
83% of 1,798 applicants were admitted
Women
85% of 1,114 applicants were admitted
Men
78% of 684 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
909 (96%) of 951 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.14
375 And Above
24%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
12%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $5,370 (32.3474489488585%)
  • Room & Board: - $4,919 (29.63074513583519%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,655 (9.96927895909885%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,657 (28.05252695620746%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico accepts deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 15 | Final deadline May 15
Award Notification Date
On or about June 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003936
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,487 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,320 (88.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,320 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
52 (3.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$7,138
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,320 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,992
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 560 (42.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,020
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 388 (29.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
6,953 (100.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
6,149 (88.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,131 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
262 (4.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$7,118
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,097 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,533
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,112 (50.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,490
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,407 (22.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
76%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$12,707
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,329

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


191

Part-Time Faculty


194

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


18%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 34% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 30% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 20% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
419
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


9.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


28.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


39.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (70)


  • 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
  • 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
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • 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
  • 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

Most Popular Disciplines


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Summer session

Study Abroad


Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, pharmacy with Nova University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Social Science, Master of Religious Education, Master of Science, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study (31)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Psychology
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Finance and Banking
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Human Services
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Nursing--General
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Religious Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish
  • Theology

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


163,727

Nearest Metropolitan Area


120 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


San Juan

Weather


Temperature
71 average low in winter, 90 average high in summer
Rain
78 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
4 miles from campus in Ponce
Nearest Bus Station
63 miles from campus in Caguas
Nearest Train Station
24 miles from campus in Yauco

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Swimming And Diving
Table Tennis
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Weight Lifting
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Swimming And Diving
Table Tennis
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Weight Lifting
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, cross-country running, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, weight lifting, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, accounting students club, foreign students club, christ heralds

Sororities


1% of women participate

Fraternities


1% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,857

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,371
Women
3,364
Men
2,007

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • Not reported

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


2,311

Student Resources

Study resources