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 381 students are attending the law school and 91 first-year students enrolled last year. Its average LSAT score submitted by enrolled students is 135 and the average GPA is 3.41. The law school tuition & fees at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law is $16,848.

  • LSAT Average: 135
  • Law School Tuition & Fees: $16,848
  • Law School Acceptance Rate: 64.94%
  • Law School Student Population: 381

Acceptance Rate & Admission Statistics

For academic year 2020-2021, total 174 students have applied to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law. Among them, 113 students have accepted to admit and 91 have enrolled into Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of LawThe acceptance rate is 64.94% and the yield is 81%. The acceptance rate of Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law is higher than the acceptance rate of Puerto Rico law schools.
Next table illustrates the admission counts, acceptance rate, and yield at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law.
2020-2021 Admission Statistics
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of LawPuerto Rico Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Applicants174879375,348
Admitted113529132,806
Enrolled9141237,159
Acceptance Rate64.94%60.26%45.03%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)80.53%80.12%31.58%

LSAT score and GPA in Average

The average LSAT scores submitted by enrolled students is 135 and the average GPA is 3.41 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.
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.
2020-2021 LSAT scores distribution
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of LawPuerto Rico Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Full-timePart-time
25th percentile129131137152
50th percentile135134140156
75th percentile138136143158
2020-2021 GPA distribution
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of LawPuerto Rico Law SchoolsAll Law Schools
Full-timePart-time
25th percentile3.23.073.173.18
50th percentile3.393.53.463.45
75th percentile3.653.763.703.66

2020 Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law Tuition & Fees

The 2020 tuition & fees at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law is $16,848 for law school students.The average living costs is $9,974 when a student lives on campus (i.e. dormitory or campus owned apartments) and $9,974 when a student lives off campus.
The average tuition & fees of Puerto Rico law schools is $13,011 for Puerto Ricoresidents and $15,511 for out-of-state students. For all laws schools in United States, the average law school tuition & fees is $38,079 for State residents and $43,393 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.
2020-2021 Law School Tuition & Fees
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law
20192020
Law School Tuition & Fees$16,738$16,848
Average Tuition & fees (not law school)
Undergraduate$5,490$5,580
Graduate$6,240$6,390
Living Costs
On-Campus Living$9,740$9,974
Off-Campus Living$11,659$11,986

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law Student Population

For academic year 2020-2021, total 381 students enrolled to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law. All students enrolled in JD(Juris Doctor Degree) program .
For the first class, 91 students newly joined to to Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law. By gender, there are 38 men and 53 women first-time students at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law. By attending status, 59 students enrolled as full-time and 32 students enrolled as part-time status.
2020-2021 Student Population
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law
20192020
Total Enrollment441381
JD Enrollment441381
Non-JD Enrollment00
Non-JD Enrollment (Online)00
2020-2021 First-year Student Population
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law
20192020
TotalFull timePart timeTotalFull timePart time
Total966234 915932
Men442212 402315
Women624022 533617

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law Bar Exam Pass Rate

For the first time bar exam takers, the bar exam pass rate is 26.52% where 132 students took the exam and 35 students passed the exam. The pass rate is lower than average pass rate of Puerto Rico law schools (34.41%).
2020-2021 Bar Exam Pass Rate
Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law
20192020
Number of Graduates150135
First-Time Bar Exam Takers Total79132
New Graduates7157
Prior Year Graduates875
Early Takers00
No Exam Takers7478
Exam Passer3035
Exam Pass Rate37.97%26.52%
Puerto Rico Pass Rate38.2%34.41%

Law Schools in Puerto Rico

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