Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico: Review & Facts

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Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 8,555 students enrolled. This school was originated in 1948 and is one of the 11 colleges and schools located in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico is affiliated with Roman Catholic Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
87
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico will give you the option to receive an associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and lets you to select from 87 majors. The most popular concentrations are Law, Psychology, Nursing, Education, and Medical. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools and colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. Nevertheless, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
74%
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico student retention rate is fair at 74% (close to Puerto Rico average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Student to faculty ratio at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico is reasonable - 22:1. Find out more on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$5,500
Average tuition pricing is very low - about $4,900 a year. The additional fees at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico (not included in tuition costs) are around $600; which totals $5,500 a year.

Read the details about Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
65%
According to government data, 2,590 applications were submitted and 1,680 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to get accepted at this school.

This school might accept your dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The undergraduate application fee at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico is $15.00. The graduate application fee is $25.00. The first-professional application fee is $75.00.

To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (787) 841-2000 or check Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Website.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$1,400
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico offers a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C-
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 200 students, which provides a good on-campus housing option. The room price is low -- roughly $1,400 a year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico seems to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Location and Maps



Post Address: Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, 2250 Boulevard Luis A. Ferre Aguayo Suite 608, Ponce, Puerto Rico 00717-9997
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