The University of Puerto Rico in Ponce is a co-educational institution, the only unit of the public system in the southern part of Puerto Rico which offers associate and baccalaureate degrees and transfer programs based on the needs and expectations of the Island. The College is committed, in its policies and practices, to the search for truth, the appreciation of universal humanistic and ethical values, placing special emphasis on the Puerto Rican and Occidental cultures, and respect for creative dialogue in the search for truth.
To that end, the institution recruits and retains faculty dedicated to the arts of teaching and advising; to the search for and dissemination of truth through scholarship, research, and creative endeavor; and to service the University and the community in general.
The institutional environment is challenging and conducive to providing students with the possibility of exploring the potential of their abilities and of understanding their responsibility for community service once graduated.
The principal focus of the curricular programs is undergraduate education at the associate and baccalaureate degree and transfer program levels in those areas that reflect the needs and aspirations of the Puerto Rican community in general and of the southern community in particular. Liberal arts and specialized fields are combined to nurture students and faculty with enriching intellectual experiences.
Moreover, recognizing its responsibility to the community, the University of Puerto Rico in Ponce provides a variety of continuing education, cultural enrichment, and community service programs.
Finally, our College recognizes its responsibility in promoting research as a means of searching for truth.
||Public, 4-year or above|
||1,000 - 4,999|
|Title IV Eligibility
||Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs|
College Student Services Offered
||Academic/career counseling service|
||Employment services for students||No
||Placement services for completers|
||On-campus day care for students' children||
College Special Learning Opportunities
||Distance learning opportunities|
||ROTC: Air Force||
Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
University of Puerto Rico-Ponce Website
Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
|Open admission policy
|Admission test scores
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
||Neither required nor recommended|
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