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University of Puerto Rico - Ponce

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Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Overview
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Acceptance Rate

33.4%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$4,138

University of Puerto Rico - Ponce is located in Ponce, Puerto Rico. It is a small public school part of the University of Puerto Rico system and offers undergrad programs. It has 3,150 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat competitive with an acceptance rate of 33.4%.

Popular majors include Psychology, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Health Professions and Related Programs, and Education. 41% of students graduate.

About
🗺 2151 Santiago De Los Caballeros Avenue
Ponce, Puerto Rico 00716
Mission The University of Puerto Rico in Ponce is a teaching institution dedicated to the intellectual, humanistic, scientific, cultural, and ethical growth of its students. It is devoted to the integral development of citizens and professionals capable of contributing to a global society as critical, creative, and honest leaders committed to continuous learning and community service. It fosters equal access, academic rigor, enriching educational activities, and quality support services which contribute to the formation of graduates with a profile of academic excellence. In all its undertakings, the University of Puerto Rico in Ponce promotes a democratic environment supportive of academic freedom, excellence, integrity, respect, tolerance, creativity, and research In all its undertakings, the University of Puerto Rico in Ponce promotes a democratic environment supportive of academic freedom, excellence, integrity, respect, tolerance, creativity, and research.
🌐 www.uprp.edu
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University of Puerto Rico - Ponce has around 2,482 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 73% decide to enroll at University of Puerto Rico - Ponce. 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 2,482 applicants 39% are men and 61% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 155 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 65 men.

University of Puerto Rico - Ponce's acceptance rate is 33.4%. The acceptance rate for men is 33.7% and the acceptance rate for women is 33.1%.

Applicants
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Who applies to University of Puerto Rico - Ponce?

Number of Applicants

2,482

Number of Applicants per Spot

4
per spot

Male Applicants

39%

Female Applicants

61%
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Getting into University of Puerto Rico - Ponce

University of Puerto Rico - Ponce Acceptance Rate

33.4%

Getting in

Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

33.7%

Female Acceptance Rate

33.1%
School Popularity
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Do Students Want to Go to University of Puerto Rico - Ponce?

University of Puerto Rico - Ponce Admissions Yield

73%
of accepted students choose to go to University of Puerto Rico - Ponce

Male Admissions Yield

74%

Female Admissions Yield

73%
Application
Admission Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements
Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

41%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

31%

Women Graduation Rate

51%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

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

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$6,958
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$4,138
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

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

$4,061
per year

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

$2,039
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$5,500
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$58
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of University of Puerto Rico - Ponce would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

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.

University of Puerto Rico - Ponce Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

76%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

9%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at University of Puerto Rico - Ponce you can visit www.uprp.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=422&Itemid=54&LinkId=83.

University of Puerto Rico - Ponce Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $4,061
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $2,039
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Tuition vs. Earnings

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

19
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$58,772
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low
Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at University of Puerto Rico - Ponce?

No
Highest degree: Bachelor's degree
Students
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Undergraduate Focus

100%

Undergrads

3,150

Total Students

3,150
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

6%

Students over 25

6%

Student Median Household Income

$20,501
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

58%
of undergraduates

Men

42%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

University of Puerto Rico - Ponce has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 72 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 138 women.

Undergraduate Student Diversity at University of Puerto Rico - Ponce

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 University of Puerto Rico - Ponce study?

University of Puerto Rico - Ponce Popular Majors

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

The most popular majors at University of Puerto Rico - Ponce are:

  1. Psychology
  2. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  3. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  4. Health Professions and Related Programs
  5. Education
Approximately 90% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Will you be happy at University of Puerto Rico - Ponce?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

83%

Students Who Transfer Out of University of Puerto Rico - Ponce

7%

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.

University of Puerto Rico - Ponce has a retention rate of 83% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

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Undergraduate Transfers

26
1% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Very Low

University of Puerto Rico - Ponce has around 26 students who transfer into the school each year. This is very low at approximately 1% of total undergraduates.

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

Politics in Puerto Rico
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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.