Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law

The law school of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce, known as Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law, is a Private, 4 years school in Ponce, PR. Total 473 students are attending the law school and 173 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 135 and the average GPA is 3.13. The law school tuition & fees at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law is $16,803.

  • LSAT Average: 135
  • 2022 Law School Tuition & Fees (JD): $16,803
  • Acceptance Rate: 40.79%
  • Student Population: 473
  • First-Year Student: 173

2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

The 2021-2022 tuition & fees at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law is $16,803 for law school students. The tuition increased by 0.27% compared to last year.
The average tuition & fees of law schools in Puerto Rico is $13,011 for Puerto Rico residents and $15,511 for out-of-state students. For all laws schools in United States, the average law school tuition & fees is $37,935 for State residents and $43,395 for out-of-state students.
The tuition & fees of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law is more expensive than the average tuition & fees of Puerto Rico law schools.
The next table shows the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law tuition & fees and compare it to the Puerto Rico law schools and all U.S. Law schools.
Law School Tuition & Fees
20212022
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law$16,758$16,803
Puerto Rico Law Schools$15,511$15,511
All U.S. Law Schools$43,389$43,395

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 135 and the average GPA is 3.13 at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law.
The LSAT score of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law is lower than the average LSAT score of Puerto Rico law schools.
The undergraduate GPA of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law is lower than the average LSAT score of Puerto Rico law schools.
The next table shows the submitted LSAT scores and GPA by 25th/50th/75th percentile and full-time/part-time status and compare each score to last year scores.
LSAT scores distribution
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of LawPuerto Rico Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile132138155
50th percentile135142158
75th percentile138146161
GPA distribution
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of LawPuerto Rico Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
25th percentile2.83.173.27
50th percentile3.133.423.54
75th percentile3.53.673.74

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 456 students have applied to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law. Among them, 186 students have accepted to admit and 173 have enrolled into Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of LawThe acceptance rate is 40.79% and the yield is 93%.
The acceptance rate of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law is lower than the acceptance rate of Puerto Rico law schools.
The next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law.
Admission Statistics
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of LawPuerto Rico Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants4561,480475,703
Admitted186760135,643
Enrolled17349040,338
Acceptance Rate40.79%51.64%40.11%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)93.01%68.61%32.70%

Law School Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 473 students enrolled to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law. Among them 458 students enrolled in JD (Juris Doctor degree) program and 15 students enrolled in Non-JD program.
For the first class, 173 students newly joined to to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law. By gender, there are 91 men and 152 women first-time students at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law. By attending status, 149 students enrolled as full-time and 94 students enrolled as part-time status.
Student Population
20202021
Total Enrollment381473
JD Enrollment381458
Non-JD Enrollment015
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)0-1
First-year Student Population
20202021
TotalFull timePart timeTotalFull timePart time
Total915932 17314994
Men402315 1055140
Women533617 1529854

Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 32.58% where 89 students took the exam and 29 students passed the exam. The pass rate is lower than average pass rate of Puerto Rico law schools (35.8%).
Bar Exam Pass Rate
20202021
Number of Graduates135107
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total13289
New Graduates5752
Prior Year Graduates7537
Early Takers00
No Exam Takers7849
Exam Passer3529
Exam Pass Rate26.52%32.58%
Puerto Rico Pass Rate34.41%35.8%

Law Schools in Puerto Rico

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