Tuition & Fees

$4,059

$6,014

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

22

students

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Admissions Data Not Reported

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Public

3,660

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
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Location

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 3,660
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)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Arecibo, PR

50-acre, suburban campus in Arecibo (population: 96,374), 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

Campus Life

yes
Students may have cars on campus
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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

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

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $3,910
Room & board $1,876
Additional fees $149
Books & supplies $3,622
Total $9,557

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $16,050,480
State $497,469
Institutional
Other external
Total $16,547,949

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external
Total
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
in May

Institution's own financial aid form
in May

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 787 815-0000, extension 4500
F: 787 879-9102

Financial Aid Officer

Daliana Fresse
Director of Financial Aid
dalliana.fresse@upr.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

dance, marathon, softball, table tennis

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Athletic Directors

Alexieyi Rivera (men's)
email

Athletic Facts

Mascot
wolf
School colors
black, white, yellow

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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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Internships

3,660

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

3,660
students

Female
60%
2,196

Male
40%
1,464

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

3,385
students

Female
61%
2,050

Male
39%
1,335

8%

275
students

Female
54%
146

Male
46%
129

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Student Break-down

100%
Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

60%

Transfer applicants accepted

96%

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

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
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