Ponce Health Sciences University

country rank  14
world rank  6768

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University Overview

Established in 1977, Ponce Health Sciences University is a for-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Ponce (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational Puerto Rican higher education institution. Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 43 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 10-20% making this Puerto Rican higher education organization a most selective institution. PHSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, financial aids and/or scholarships, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym PHSU
Founded 1977
Motto Scientia, lux et Deus
Knowledge, Light and God
Colours Green

University Location

Address Urb Industrial Reparada Marginal Street Lot 2
Ponce
00732
Puerto Rico
Tel +1 (787) 840 2575
Fax +1 (787) 840 9756

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
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 required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are recommended
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office PO Box 7004
Ponce 00732
(787) 840 2575

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Private
Entity Type For-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
2000 Classification Medical schools and medical centers
Size & Setting Four-year, very small, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority graduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Not Classified (Exclusively Graduate Programs)
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Ponce Health Sciences University's Library
Ponce Health Sciences University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 6,599 physical volumes, 22 physical media, 508 digital/electronic medium and 27 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1980


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo de Educación de Puerto Rico (CEPR)
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)


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Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure

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