Tuition & Fees

$2,083

$4,105

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1
22

teacher

students

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,064
Declined + 1,020
Total Received 2,084
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Public

4,150

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Television/radio Communications
  2. Business Administration/accounting
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 0911

School Facts

The University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo, founded in 1967, is a public, autonomous unit of Puerto Rico's Public Higher Education System of Puerto Rico. Its 50-acre campus is located on the North-Central region of the island in Arecibo, 48 miles west of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 4,150
Established in 1967
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

Arecibo, PR

50-acre, suburban campus in Arecibo (population: 95,816), 48 miles from San Juan. Air serves San Juan. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Puerto Rico — Arecibo
Carr. 653 Km. 0.8 Sector Barrancas Finca Las Dunas
Arecibo, PR 00614-4010

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Campus Life

yes
Students may have cars on campus

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December (priority deadline)
January 31
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline March
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline March 31
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required
SAT Reasoning only Required

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,064
Declined + 1,020
Total Received 2,084

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Particular talent/ability

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Magaly Mendez Cardona
Director of Admissions
P: 787 815-0000, extension 4100
F: 787 817-3461
admisiones.arecibo@upr.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $1,904
Additional fees $179
Books & supplies $2,168
Total $4,251
Average Financial Aid - $5,311
Total with Avg. Aid $-1,060

Financial Aid

83%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,311

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $17,404,996
State $492,223
Institutional
Other external
Total $17,897,219

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external
Total

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
martial arts
soccer
softball
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
weight lifting
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Mascot
wolf
School colors
black, white, yellow
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering Technology
Communications/Radio/Television
Computer Science
Elementary Education
Elementary Education/Physical Education
Ibero-American Studies
Industrial Chemical Processes Technology
Industrial Organizational Psychology
Microbiology
Nursing
Office Systems
Tele-Radial Communications
Veterinary Technology
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Undergraduate

100%

4,150
students

Female
59%
2,442

Male
41%
1,708

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

92%

3,859
students

Female
59%
2,267

Male
41%
1,592

undergraduatePart-time

8%

291
students

Female
61%
175

Male
39%
116

Student Break-down

98%
Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

54%

Transfer applicants accepted

75%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: October 15

Spring: March 19

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

24

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 2
Countries most often represented Colombia
Venezuela
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

Magaly Mendez Cardona
Director of Admission
787-815-0000, extension 4100
admisiones.arecibo@upr.edu

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