University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo

Km. 0.8, PR-653, Arecibo, United States
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Overview of University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo

About this school

University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo is one of 11 campuses in the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) system. Founded in 1903, UPR is the oldest and largest university system in Puerto Rico.
  • Website


    www.upra.edu/
  • Coeducational


    Co-ed

  • Graduate Students


    Not reported

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,352
    • Men:NotReported Men (%NotReported)
    • Women:NotReported Women (%NotReported)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
3
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
3
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Required
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
Carretera 653 Km. 0.8, Sector Las Dunas|PO Box 4010
City, State, Zip
Arecibo, PR 00614
Phone
(787) 815-0000 x4100
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
-
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
April 30
Waiting List Used
-
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications not accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
-
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
47% of 2,588 applicants were admitted
Women
49% of 1,600 applicants were admitted
Men
44% of 988 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,219 admitted students enrolled
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
48%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - Not reported
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expenses: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline May 16 | Final deadline June 2
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning July 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 007228
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
940 (83.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
940 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
940 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
72%
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Local/State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,100

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not reported

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


Not reported

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (14)


  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Computer Science
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
  • Finance, General
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Not offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Distance learning, English as a second language, Honors program, Summer session

Study Abroad


Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    95,816

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    San Juan

    Campus Size


    44 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    71 average low in winter, 90 average high in summer
    Rain
    78 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    37 miles from campus in San Juan
    Nearest Train Station
    26 miles from campus in San Juan

    Housing

    College Housing


    Types of Housing


    Students of College Housing


    Housing Restrictions


    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Not available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Not available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    -
    Mascot
    -
    School Colors
    -

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Weight Lifting
    Wrestling

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Weight Lifting
    Wrestling

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    basketball, cross-country running, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre

    Sororities


    Fraternities


    ROTC


    Army ROTC offered on campus

    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    Not reported

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    4,352
    Women
    0
    Men
    0

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • Not reported

    International Students


    Not reported

    Average Age


    23

    Number of Graduate Students


    Not reported

    Student Resources

    Study resources