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Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Ponce, PR 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate87%
Acceptance Rate87%

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Academics

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico requires at least 130 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP creditbut not IB credits. Additionally, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 46% of students who start college at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico graduate within six years.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted X
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Will I Take At Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico?

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a language requirement

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math Unknown
Science Unknown
Computer Unknown

Reminder: Check with Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

When choosing a major, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico.

Student Designed Majors

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.

Senior Projects

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico does not require a senior project for all students.

Double Majoring at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.


Frequently Asked Questions About Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico


Does Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Offer Learning Disability Services?

✅ Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico offers services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Offer Online Classes?

❌ Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Give AP Credit?

✅ Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Have An Honors Program?

✅ Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Require Internships?

🟨 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.


Additional Information About Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico


Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Library

The main library on campus is the Encarnacion Valdes Library and there is one other library on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico offers these dual degree programs:

•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Case Western Reserve University

•3-2 dual degree program in business administration

•Pharmacy with Nova University

ROTC

What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico include:

•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

6,614

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

87%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$5,510

Out-of-State

$5,510

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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