Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law

The School of Law of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico was founded in 1961. It is located within the main campus of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, on the southern part of the island in the historical city of Ponce, one of the most beautiful places in Puerto Rico. The primary objective of the Pontifical Catholic University School of Law is the formation of lawyers imbued with a deep love and concern for their Catholic faith and imbedded in the redeeming truths of Christian philosophy and ethics. The law school of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico hopes to contribute to upholding the high ethical, cultural, and literary accomplishments of the Puerto Rican bar, which historically represents a tradition of moral austerity, intellectual achievement, and professional competence.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.pucpr.edu/
Address: Puerto Rico 163, Ponce, 00717, Puerto Rico
Admission Phone: (787) 841-2000 Ext: 1000
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students560
Student-faculty ratio18:1
Tuition $17,058 per year (full-time, in-state)
N/A per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$12,258 per year (part-time, in-state)
N/A per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$11,642
Founded In1967
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline04/15/17
Full-time program application fee$ 75
Financial Aid Deadline02/09/17
Can first years start other than fall?Yes

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Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
stofani 165 P 3.40

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Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants245217103
Number of Offers16412044
Number of Matriculants1339835
75% GPA3.433.433.39
Median GPA3.283.313.16
25% GPA2.882.882.59
75% LSAT131130131
Median LSAT134134134
25% LSAT137137138
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students560
Total Students Receiving Grants132
% of Students Receiving Grants23.6
75% Grant Amount$5,000
Median Grant Amount$3,000
25% Grants Amount$1,400
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship114
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)28
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship25%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (15.2)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (8.4)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (0)
  • Hispanics (515)
  • Black or African American (0)
  • Asian (0)
  • American Indian / Native (0)
  • Other (0)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (0)
  • Two or more races Total (0)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (0)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (0)


  • Total Women% (56.3)
  • Total Men% (43.7)
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 190 32.11% 37.50% -5.39%
2014 205 36.10% 46.21% -10.11%
2013 234 32.05% 46.21% -14.16%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (44)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (35)
  • Employed Other (23)
  • Unemployed (78)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (6)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association