Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico

country rank  6
world rank  3946

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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 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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University Identity

University Location

Address 2250 Boulevard Luis A. Ferré Aguayo
Ponce
00717-9997
Puerto Rico
Tel +1 (787) 841 2000
Fax +1 (787) 840 8679
Other locations Arecibo, Mayaguez

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

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University Admissions

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
Admission Rate 90-100%
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

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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

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico's Library
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.
Housing Yes
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
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1953


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo de Educación de Puerto Rico (CEPR)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Inc.
  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021