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Pontifical Catholic University - Ponce is a private, Catholic university located in Ponce, Puerto Rico. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,779 undergraduate students. The Pontifical Catholic University - Ponce acceptance rate is 93%. Popular majors include Nursing, Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine, and Psychology. Graduating 39% of students, Pontifical Catholic University - Ponce alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $14,800.
About Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Ponce...
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Address
2250 Boulevard Luis A. Ferre Aguayo Suite 608
Ponce, PR 00717
Website
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
93%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$9,826/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,150/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
NG
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.14 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.15 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.15 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,779Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
626
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
88%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Educated
    30%
  • Fighter goals
    30%
  • Party people
    20%
  • Intelligent
    10%
  • Stressed
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
4%
Poll
56%
of students say they don't have Greek life.18 responses
Poll
38%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.21 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Very educational
    83%
  • Underrated
    17%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$18,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
59%
National
83%
63%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses
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Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Ponce Reviews

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I liked the campus because it has a big amount of space; also at Ponce usually the days are very hot but because of the trees and plants around the campus it feels refreshing at times. About the academic part, I liked the professors way of giving class and the approach they made to the students. Also, the way students helped themselves when having problems with a class or when studying for an exam. I would suggest to try and have a better system at the offices so people don’t have to wait a long time to be attended even when the waiting area is full.
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I started my freshman year there, but later had to transfer to another university. Overall, it was a good experience. Most of the professors I took wanted students to excel in their classes. The difficulty of the material ranged from difficult (core classes) to easy (general education), though it also depended on the professor giving the class. The classes were small so I had to be fast when registration online opened, to get the class I wanted/needed. I always made like 3 alt schedules, just in case I missed some classes.

Security was very good, they had guards near the entrances/exits, and you have to show your ID for them to let you on campus. The campus was very beautiful and open, lots of seating outside (benches and tables), and the library in the law building is super quiet.

When it rained, the university was basically flooded (parking, some classrooms, bathrooms). Local area is pretty good. I liked going to Melao (coffee shop) and a natural ice cream shop in the plaza.
The education and the professors are very good and understanding. They help the student and do what's possible for them to understand the material greatly. The campus is small, which would be better if it was a little bit bigger and spacious. The classrooms are okay, providing the comfort the student needs. Overall the security in the university is excellent and the cleanliness of the bathrooms.