2250 Las Americas Avenue, Suite 563 Ponce, PR 00717-0777 1-800-961-7696
About Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
  • Year of Foundation 1948
  • Size of Campus 120 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Roman Catholic Church
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 5,363
Application
  • App. Deadlines June 15
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 4,938
  • Selectivity of the Intuition N/A
  • Application Fee 15
The Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico is a Roman Catholic university located in Ponce, Puerto Rico. It provides courses leading to Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate degrees in the areas of education, business administration, science, and arts and human studies. The Univeristy is also home to a Law School, and in August 2010 it inaugurated a School of Architecture in downtown Ponce.[2] The university's original name (Catholic University of Santa Maria)[3] was changed in 1950 to Catholic University of Puerto Rico with the graduation of its first class.[4] On January 25, 1991, the name was again changed to its current name, after Pope John Paul II bestowed the title of pontifical. The university was founded in spring of 1948 by James E. McManus, C.S.S.R., Bishop of the Diocese of Ponce, and James Peter Davis, Bishop of the Diocese of San Juan. It was originally founded as the Catholic University of Santa Maria.[3] "The name Santa Maria was chosen to honor the Mother of God and to implore her protection and help."[6] Its first president was MonseƱor Vicente Murga.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Fsreight Student Organization
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 2
  • Other general policies dress/hair code, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Justas Intercolegiales, Encendido Navidad, Dia Internacional de la Mujer, Actividades de Semana Santa, Peregrinacion a Schoenstatt, Feria del libro, Feria de Empleo, Dia del Estudiante, Asamblea de Honores
  • Number of students in fraternities 2
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Alpha Kappa, Alpha Chi, Beta Beta Beta-Zeta Delta Chapter, Phi Gamma Mu, Phi Alpha Theta, Epsilon Omicror Chapter, Honor Society for Business Students, National Social Science House Society, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Delta
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 1
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Heralds of Christ, Schoenstatt YouthFsreighr Student Organization
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest airport San Juan (75), Ponce (7)
  • Distance to nearest train N/A
  • Distance to nearest bus N/A
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered N/A
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 0%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 2%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (70%), men's dorms (30%)
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 4
Campus Services
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 9,997
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Counseling Services career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, religious
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 23,525
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Library On Campus N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities Law Library
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 270,453
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, library
  • Museums Art Museum, Sport and Cultural Complex
  • Campus Safety 24-hour emergency telephones
  • Number Of Subscriptions 24,163
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Basic Services Provided placement service, day care, health service, other
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms 543,455
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Student Computer Availability No
Student Employment and Career
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Colegio Universitario Tecnologico)
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Puerto Rico Departments of Education and Health, Private Corporations
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Colegio Universitario Tansnologico de Ponce)
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads N/A
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A