Ponce School of Medicine
Founded in 1977, Ponce School of Medicine is a Private (for-profit) school located in Ponce, PR. It is the graduate medical school at Ponce Health Sciences University. Ponce School of Medicine is ranked 143rd in Best Medical Schools. The following statements briefly introduce Ponce School of Medicine along with key academic facts.
- The average MCAT Score of enrolled students at Ponce School of Medicine is 499 - the average MCAT score of U.S. medical schools is 511.
- The average GPA of enrolled students at Ponce School of Medicine is 3.65 - the average GPA score of U.S. medical schools is 3.75.
- The 2023 medical school tuition at Ponce School of Medicine is $66,902 - the average medical school tuition is $61,378.
- The acceptance rate* at Ponce School of Medicine is 8.52% - the average acceptance rate of U.S. medical school is 6.30%.
- Total 537 medical school students have enrolled to Ponce School of Medicine for academic year 2021-2022.
2023 Ponce School of Medicine Tuition & Fees
The 2023 tuition at Ponce School of Medicine is $66,902. The 2023 tuition & fees is is same as the previous year rate (2022). Ponce School of Medicine's tuition is 6.36% higher than average tuition of U.S. medical schools and 26.5% higher than average tuition of Puerto Rico medical schools.
The medical school tuition differs and more expensive than the regular undergraduate and graduate programs. The average undergraduate program tuition & fees at Ponce Health Sciences University is $19,349. The average graduate schools tuition & fees other than medical school is $20,961.
The average living costs including room & board and transportation costs is $26,432.
|Ponce School of Medicine Tuition & Fees||$66,902|
|U.S. Private Medical School Average||$62,900|
|Puerto Rico Private Medical School Average||$52,871|
4-Yeras MD Program Total Costs
The tuition for MD program varies by medical years depending on mandatory fees and required course works. The estimated COA (cost of attendance) for the standard four(4) years MD program at Ponce School of Medicine is $381,360 based on the current tuition rate. The COA includes the costs for tuition & fees, room & board, transportation, books & supplies, and other personal miscellaneous expenses. The next table summarizes medical school costs for four(4) years by year and cost item.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||4 Years Estimation|
|Tuition & Fees||$66,902||$67,592||$68,832||$70,502||$273,828|
|Room & Board / transportation||$22,492||$21,600||$21,600||$23,640||$89,332|
|Books & Supplies||$2,600||$2,200||$1,800||$2,200||$8,800|
MCAT & GPA Scores
The average MCAT score of enrolled students at Ponce School of Medicine is 499. Compared to the average MCAT of all medical schools, the MCAT score of Ponce School of Medicine is around average of U.S. medical schools (the average score is 512).
The average GPA is 3.65 and it is around average compared to other medical schools (the average GPA is 3.73).
|MCAT - Ponce School of Medicine||499|
|U.S. Medical Schools||512|
|Puerto Rico Medical Schools||500|
|GPA - Ponce School of Medicine||3.65|
|U.S. Medical Schools||3.73|
|Puerto Rico Medical Schools||3.71|
Acceptance Rate & Yield
The 2022 acceptance rate at Ponce School of Medicine is 8.52% where 1,760 applicants have applied to and 150 students have accepted and finally enrolled to school. The acceptance rate at Ponce School of Medicine is much higher (very easy to get in) compared to other medical schools in united states (the average acceptance rate is 3.52%). Note that the acceptance rate means the percentage of applicants who are accepted and enrolled (not just accepted).
|Puerto Rico||Other State||Men||Women|
|U.S. Medical Schools||3.52%||10.29%||1.04%||3.48%||3.56%|
|Puerto Rico Medical Schools||7.44%||14.64%||1.73%||7.38%||7.49%|
New Students and Total Enrollment
For the academic year 2021-2022, total 150 first-time students have enrolled in Ponce School of Medicine.By residency, 77.3% of new students is Puerto Rico residents and 22.7% of enrolled students from other States. By gender, 65.3% of enrolled students is women and 34.7% is men students.
A total of 537 students have enrolled to Ponce School of Medicine. By gender, there are 245 male and 292 female students at Ponce School of Medicine.