University of Puerto Rico - Ponce

25 reviews
  1. Ponce, PR
  2. 4 Year
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University of Puerto Rico - Ponce is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
2151 Santiago de los Caballeros Avenue
Ponce, PR 00716
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$7,075/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,997/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,561/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,113/ year
  • $76-110k
    $7,468/ year
  • $110k+
    No Data

Academics

Professors
NG
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
50%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.4 responses
25%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.4 responses
25%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.4 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,028Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
83%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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After University of Puerto Rico - Ponce

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.4 responses

Reviews

25 reviews
  • Excellent
    5
  • Very Good
    11
  • Average
    8
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
Ponce is an important historic and cultural city of Puerto Rico. UPR-Ponce campus is filled with positive energy faculty members, undergraduate students and employees. This campus is small size in comparison with others, but the education is excellent with the best professors and mentors that are willing to help you achieve every goal that you think about. I graduated from an Associate Degree in year 2012, and in year 2016 I will graduate from a Bachelor Degree in Biology- Concentration Biomedical sciences with an overall G.P.A. of 3.5 but enriched with unique extracurricular activities, community service, summer internships, social experiments, symposiums, investigations and workshops/conferences offered to the community. I think all departments have a coordinated program and curriculum that enables the student to fulfill each academic, professional and personal goal each semester. In February, 2014 a group of volunteer students started to cultivate the seed of knowledge and hunger for progress. In a civic manner, they established the urban garden called Huerto Atabey in honor to a local Indian "goddess" cultural tradition, and under the non-profit student organization Coalición Estudiantil Pro - Agricultura (CEPA). CEPA aims to educate and create consciousness to the whole community about the importance of achieving an optimum level of food security in Puerto Rico and reduce dependence of imported food or aid. These students offers a series of conferences and workshops to local schools, universities, urbanizations, low - income communities and stratified minority students because they believe that the power comes from the educated communities from every corner and circumstances. In addition to all this facts mentioned earlier, this campus has the UPR-R.I.S.E. Program for Biomedical/Biotechnology/Chemistry students aiming for graduated studies or PhD in related sciences topics. There are tutoring programs during each semester to help students.
  • College Senior
  • July 5 2015
Improving Myself for My Future – Every moment has its positive side, I really like all the experiences I've live because I feel that I'm getting prepared for my future. Including all the people I knew, the knowledge I improved and every opportunity that I have in the campus. During these years I worked as math tutor and visit different places as a course requirement. I know every experience helps me a lot and if I have the opportunity to choose a college, I would choose UPR-Ponce again!
  • College Senior
  • July 20 2012
My hometown, being Ponce, is where I have always visualized my life flourishing. One major advantage the UPR has is that precisely, being home. Of course, when tracing out my trajectory for my college life I always considered out of state schools. But, when I visited them I would get a feeling of unclarity and nostalgia, as if something was missing. Some time later, my grandmother came upon a wonderful idea: to visit national universities in our homeland. And so we did. The first thing I loved about the UPR of Ponce was its rich vegetation. The "flamboyan" trees, the striped palms, and the flamboyant orchids intrigued me, like love at first sight. And that is when I knew

that I belonged there. My first days in the UPR were full of unknown, but clear, faces. I understood, and they understood, that we were all here for the same reason.
  • College Freshman
  • July 2 2015