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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 Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, the fee for the application costs $15.

Application fees can accumulate rapidly, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico's admissions stats.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 0%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 0%
Waitlist No

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico?


Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico does not offer early decision or early action.

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How To Get Into Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

It is moderately difficult to get into Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico accepted 87% of all applicants, about 2,146 from the 2,477 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to engineering, pharmacy, medicine, and veterinary science pre-professional programs is program very difficult.

Transferring to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

What does Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico consider during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.

Admissions Factor Level
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered

Make sure to check with Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico for more information on admission factors.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Application Requirements

To apply to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5 3

GPA and Testing


What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico?

Students admitted to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 0% of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 0% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

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More Information on Transferring to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico.

Transfer students can enroll in Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term


Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Admissions FAQs


Can I defer my acceptance to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico.

Does Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico accept transfer credits?

✅ Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico?

✅ Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico's acceptance rate?

✅ Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico's acceptance rate is 87%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico?

❌ Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico?

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Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

87%

How hard is it to get into Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico? Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico is a somewhat selective institution. The Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico acceptance rate is 87%. This means that the institution accepts 86 out of every 100 applicants.

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Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico ACT Scores

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Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.48

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.48. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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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