Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico – Ponce

2250 Las Americas Ave. Suite 608, Ponce, PR 00717-9997

About Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico – Ponce

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico – Ponce is classified as a doctoral-granting research university. This large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in a variety of fields. Most of these graduate degrees are awarded in professional fields other than engineering, such as education, health professions, social work, or public policy. According to data for fall enrollment, 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with the majority of students enrolled in undergrad programs. 25-49% of students are enrolled in graduate programs.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate5,371
Student Age% Under 2566%
 % 25 and Over34%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time84%
 % Part-time16%
Race/Ethnicity% White0.1%
 % Black0.0%
 % Asian0.0%
 % Latino98.2%
 % Native American0.0%
 % Race Unknown1.3%
 % International student0%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted83%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled71%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesNeither required nor recommended
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationRecommended
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Recommended
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$15
 Graduate Application Fee$25
 In-State Tuition & Fees$5,138
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$5,138
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid96%
 % Undergraduates with Loans29%
 % Undergraduates with Grants93%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,294
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$4,180
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$5,544
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,518
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,518
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,518

Neighborhood Data for the Ponce Area

Median Age36
Median Household Income$17,854
Total Population138,195
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.0% 53.0%
 Age 0-952.4%47.6%
 Age 10-1750.0%50.0%
 Age 18-2449.2%50.8%
 Age 25-2947.9%52.1%
 Age 30-3947.2%52.8%
Race/Ethnicity% White72.7%
 % Black4.9%
 % Asian0.1%
 % Latino99.4%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.1%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedNo
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$4,180
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$5,544
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$283
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50087.7%83.7%61.2%
 $500 to $7497.1%14.2%0.0%
 $750 to $9995.2%1.6%6.7%
 Over $10000.0%0.4%0.7%
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