Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico

country rank  7
world rank  4860

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University Overview

Established in 1970, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico (Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Ponce (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Arecibo, Mayaguez. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico (PUCPR) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico (PUCPR) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 48 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Puerto Rican higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. PUCPR also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

University Location

Address 2250 Boulevard Luis A. Ferré Aguayo
Ponce (population range: 50,000-249,999)
00717-9997
Puerto Rico
T +1 (787) 841 2000
F +1 (787) 840 8679
Other locations Arecibo, Mayaguez

Degree Levels & Study Areas


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate
Postgraduate
Local student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int'l student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 70-80%
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 8,000-8,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation
1953


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo de Educación de Puerto Rico (CEPR)

Affiliations

  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)

Academic Structure

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