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 small city of Ponce (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Arecibo, Mayaguez. Officially recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico (PUCPR) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational Puerto Rican 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), bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 50 years old Puerto Rican higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this Puerto Rican higher education organization a least 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, housing, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.
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|Address||2250 Boulevard Luis A. Ferré Aguayo
|Tel||+1 (787) 841 2000|
|Fax||+1 (787) 840 8679|
|Other locations||Arecibo, Mayaguez|
|Gender||Men and Women (coed)|
|Minority Serving||Hispanic-serving Institution|
|International Students||Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission|
|Selection Type||Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades|
|New Admission Requirements||- Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
|Basic Classification||Doctoral/Professional Universities|
|2000 Classification||Masters Colleges and Universities I|
|Size & Setting||Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential institution|
|Enrollment Profile||High undergraduate|
|Undergraduate Profile||Four-year, full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in institution|
|Undergraduate Instructional Program||Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence|
|Graduate Instructional Program||Professions focus, no graduate coexistence|
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 290,912 physical volumes, 20,397 physical media and 40 licensed digital/electronic databases. Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce's library has 4 branches.
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 150 students in the 2018 academic year.
|Sport Facilities||Not reported|
|Institutional Hospital||Not reported|
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