Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico – Arecibo

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Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:
Website: www.pucpr.edu/arecibo
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: www.pucpr.edu/paginas-generales/solicitud-de-admision/solicitud-online/
Address: Carretera 662 KM 2.3, Arecibo, PR 00614-4045
Setting: Suburb: Small
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 940
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 35%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 598 (64% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $5,388
Out-of-state Tuition: $5,388
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,889

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 454
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 84
Health Professions and Related Programs 111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Psychology 111
Social Sciences 11
Grand total 821111

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $5,388
Out-of-state $5,388
Books and supplies $1,688

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $6,204
Out-of-state $6,204

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 70 93%
Grant or scholarship aid 69 92% $5,889
Student loan aid 28 37% $3,972

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 490 83% $5,325
Federal student loans 297 51% $5,832

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 132 42 90
Percent admitted 100% 100% 99%
Percent admitted who enrolled 57% 57% 57%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 940
Undergraduate enrollment 528
Graduate enrollment 412

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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