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Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Ponce, PR
University Website: www.pucpr.edu
Apply Online: www.pucpr.edu/solicitudes_admision/index.htm
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The Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico is a Roman Catholic university located in Ponce, Puerto Rico. It provides courses leading to Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate degrees in the areas of education, business administration, science, and arts and human studies. The University is also home to a Law School, and in August 2010 it inaugurated a School of Architecture in downtown Ponce. The university's original name (Catholic University of Santa Maria) was changed in 1950 to Catholic University of Puerto Rico with the graduation of its first class. On January 25, 1991, the name was again changed to its current name, after Pope John Paul II bestowed the title of pontifical.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $4,760.00 avg tuition

2250 Boulevard Luis A. Ferre Aguayo Suite 608
Ponce, PR 00717-9997
7878(412) 000-1002

Apply online Admissions:
www.pucpr.edu/admisiones/
Financial Aid:
www.pucpr.edu/asistencia_economica/

Areas of Study:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Theology And Religious Vocations
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Statistics:
Applied 2,752
Admitted 2,012 73%
Enrolled total 1,416
Full Time: 1,413
Part Time 3
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 0 0
SAT Math 0 0
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 0 0
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 84%
4-year graduation rate 9%
6-year graduation rate 39%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Recommended
Admission Test Scores Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $4,760.00 $4,760.00 $4,760.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $518.00 $518.00 $518.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $170.00 $170.00 $170.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $4,320.00 $4,320.00 $4,320.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $582.00 $582.00 $582.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $240.00 $240.00 $240.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $4,274.00 $5,655.00 $2,691.00
Other Expenses $2,691.00 $2,691.00 $2,691.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $0.00
Graduate Application Fee $25.00
Books and Supplies $1,535.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 98%
Percent receiving grant aid 94%
Avg amount of grant aid $6,511.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 38%
Avg amount of student loan aid $3,307.00

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
Biotechnology X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Accounting X X
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General X X
Auditing X
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other X
Business/Commerce, General X X X
Business/Corporate Communications X
Business/Managerial Economics X
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry X
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies X
Finance, General X X
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services X
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General X X
International Business/Trade/Commerce X X
Management Information Systems, General X X
Marketing/Marketing Management, General X X
Office Management and Supervision X X
Tourism and Travel Services Management X X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Advertising X
International and Intercultural Communication X
Radio and Television X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences, General X
Computer Programming, Specific Applications X
EDUCATION
Biology Teacher Education X
Business Teacher Education X X
Chemistry Teacher Education X
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services X
Curriculum and Instruction X
Educational Leadership and Administration, General X
Elementary Education and Teaching X X
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education X
Health Teacher Education X
History Teacher Education X X
Mathematics Teacher Education X
Music Teacher Education X
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching X
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education X
Social Studies Teacher Education X
Spanish Language Teacher Education X
Special Education and Teaching, General X
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor X X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Spanish Language and Literature X X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist X
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist X
Clinical/Medical Social Work X
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General X
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing X
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing X
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies X
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing X
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse X X
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor X
HISTORY
History, General X X
HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Security and Loss Prevention Services X
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
Legal Studies, General X
Pre-Law Studies X
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Gerontology X X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Science X X
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X X
Physics, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Clinical Psychology X
Educational Psychology X
Industrial and Organizational Psychology X
Psychology, General X
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS
Public Administration X X
Social Work X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Criminology X X
Political Science and Government, General X
Sociology X
THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS
Divinity/Ministry X
Religious Education X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Fashion/Apparel Design X
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other X
Music, General X
Painting X
Visual and Performing Arts, General X

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