University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

Av. Dr. José N. Gándara, San Juan, United States
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Overview of University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

About this school

University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, founded in 1903, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 289-acre campus is located in Rio Piedras.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:15,356
    • Men:Not reported
    • Women:Not reported

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras 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 not required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
3
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
1
-

Examinations Required


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

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 23300
City, State, Zip
San Juan, PR  00931-3300
Phone
(787) 764-0000 x85712
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
December 15
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
March 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
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 not 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
36% of 8,290 applicants were admitted
Women
36% of 5,177 applicants were admitted
Men
35% of 3,113 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
2,969 admitted students enrolled
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.60
375 And Above
49%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
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
Sat Critical Reading
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 Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 25 | Final deadline April 25
Award Notification Date
On or about July 26
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Not reported

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 007108
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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

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 Borrowing Plus Loans
-
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, Private 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
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


749

Part-Time Faculty


335

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


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 12% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 33% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 38% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
170
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 Rio Piedras provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


91.4%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


11.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


33.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


47.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (57)


  • Accounting
  • American History (United States)
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Statistics
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Interdisciplinary studies, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Architecture, Master of Library Science, Master of Science, Master of Rehabilitation Counseling, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Information Science, Master of Planning

Master's Programs of Study (62)


  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Ecology
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Genetics
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Information Science
  • Information Studies
  • International Business
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Science Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


389,714

Nearest Metropolitan Area


281 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
2 miles from campus in San Juan
Nearest Bus Station
6 miles from campus in San Juan
Nearest Train Station
1 mile from campus in San Juan

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Not available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Not available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
-
School Colors
-

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


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

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


Not reported

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
15,356
Women
0
Men
0

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • Not reported

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


3,610

Student Resources

Study resources