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Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo Share Share

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Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Acceptance Rate

95.2%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$5,268

Average Salary in 10 Years

$21,400
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo is located in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. It is a small private not-for-profit school part of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico Inc. system and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 587 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is selective with an acceptance rate of 95.2%.

Popular majors include Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Health Professions and Related Programs, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Education, and Education. 34% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $17,700.

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🗺 Carretera 662 Km 2.3
Arecibo, Puerto Rico 00614
🌐 www.pucpr.edu/arecibo
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Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo has around 289 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 27% decide to enroll at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 289 applicants 29% are men and 71% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 240 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 42 men.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo's acceptance rate is 95.2%. The acceptance rate for men is 94.1% and the acceptance rate for women is 95.6%.

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Who applies to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo?

Number of Applicants

289

Number of Applicants per Spot

4
per spot

Male Applicants

29%

Female Applicants

71%
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Getting into Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo Acceptance Rate

95.2%

Getting in

Less Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

94.1%

Female Acceptance Rate

95.6%
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Do Students Want to Go to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo?

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo Admissions Yield

27%
of accepted students choose to go to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo

Male Admissions Yield

31%

Female Admissions Yield

25%
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Admission Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Recommended
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate

34%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

35%

Women Graduation Rate

33%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Can you afford to attend Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$5,818
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$5,268
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$5,268
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$5,268
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$13,000
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$138
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo would expect to pay over 10 years.

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

96%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

46%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo you can visit www.pucpr.edu/arecibo/asistenciaeconomica.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $5,268
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $5,268
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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How much money will you make after graduating from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo?

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo students, on average, make $21,400 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 5% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

4.9%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo.

Median Earnings of Students from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo.
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Return on Education Share Share
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

4.1x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

3.5x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Student-Faculty Ratio

18
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$49,181
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low
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Can you go to grad school at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo?

Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree
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Undergraduate Focus

58%

Undergrads

587

Total Students

1,019
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

12%

Students over 25

30%

Student Median Household Income

$17,278
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

61%
of undergraduates

Men

39%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

More Women

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo has more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 64 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 156 women.

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo study?

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo are:

  1. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  2. Health Professions and Related Programs
  3. Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  4. Education
  5. Education
Approximately 84% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Will you be happy at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

70%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

100%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo has a retention rate of 70% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

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Undergraduate Transfers

54
9% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Medium-Low

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo has around 54 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 9% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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Politics in Puerto Rico Share Share
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Politically, Puerto Rico tends to be No data. In the 2016 Presidential election, 0% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 0% voted for the Republican party, and 0% voted for neither.

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