University of Puerto Rico-Ponce

Avenida Santiago De Los Caballeros, Ponce, United States
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Overview of University of Puerto Rico-Ponce

About this school

University of Puerto Rico in Ponce, founded in 1970, is a public, technical institution. Its campus is located in Ponce, 70 miles from San Juan.
  • Website


    www.uprp.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Yes

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,229
    • Men:1,414 (43.8%)
    • Women:1,815 (56.2%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Puerto Rico at Ponce 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 not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
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
PO Box 7186
City, State, Zip
Ponce, PR  00732-7186
Phone
(787) 844-8181 x2531
Fax
(787) 844-8679
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
November 15
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
March 4
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot 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
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
-

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
74% of 1,222 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 672 applicants were admitted
Men
72% of 550 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
812 (90%) of 900 admitted students enrolled
Women
445 (88%) of 506 admitted students enrolled
Men
367 (93%) of 394 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.64
375 And Above
55%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
-

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: - In-state: $2,082|Out-of-state: $4,103
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expences: - $2,168 (40.00738143568924%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,251 (59.99261856431076%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Puerto Rico at Ponce accepts deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
-
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 29 | Final deadline June 30
Award Notification Date
On or about October 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 009652
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
906 (92.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
878 (96.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
878 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
40%
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 878 (100.0%) of aid recipients
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 49 (5.6%) of aid recipients
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,461 (82.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
3,133 (90.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,133 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
40%
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,133 (100.0%) of aid recipients
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 323 (10.3%) of aid recipients
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

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


134

Part-Time Faculty


54

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


22%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 6% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 23% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 41% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 30% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 54% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 45% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

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
81
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Puerto Rico at Ponce provides visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


84.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


11.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


27.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


38.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (13)


  • Accounting
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
  • Finance, General
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
  • Psychology, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Not reported

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Accelerated program, English as a second language, Honors program, Internships, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Psychology, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


163,727

Nearest Metropolitan Area


86 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
24 miles from campus in Adjuntas
Nearest Train Station
14 miles from campus in Penuelas

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Not 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


Not offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
-
Mascot
Lion
School Colors
Red and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Table Tennis
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Weight Lifting

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Table Tennis
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Weight Lifting

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, racquetball, softball, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Puerto Rico at Ponce offers choral groups, drama theatre

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,028

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,229
Women
1,815
Men
1,414

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 97.0% Hispanic/Latino

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources