University of Puerto Rico – Ponce

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School Information

Phone Number: (787) 844-8181
Type of School: 4-year, Public
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Address: 2151 Santiago de los Caballeros Avenue, Ponce, PR 00716-9996
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,828
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 42%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 2,828 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $4,089
Out-of-state Tuition: $6,044
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 90%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,544

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

University of Puerto Rico-Ponce Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Puerto Rico-Ponce.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 11
Psychology 2
Grand total 413

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Puerto Rico-Ponce 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 $4,089
Out-of-state $6,044
Books and supplies $2,168

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

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 542 90%
Grant or scholarship aid 538 89% $5,544
Student loan aid 30 5% $2,877

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,646 84% $5,400
Federal student loans 358 11% $3,721

Admissions & Enrollment

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

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,971 798 1,173
Percent admitted 100% 38% 33%
Percent admitted who enrolled 29% 32% 27%

Admissions Considerations

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

University of Puerto Rico-Ponce Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 2,828
Undergraduate enrollment 2,828
Graduate enrollment 0

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

University of Puerto Rico-Ponce Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*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. 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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