Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico

country rank  4
world rank  1933

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University Overview

Founded in 1912, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico (Interamerican University of Puerto Rico) is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of San Germán (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Aguadilla, Arecibo, Barranquitas, Bayamon, Fajardo, Guayama, San Juan, Mercedita. Officially recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico (IAU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational Puerto Rican higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Protestant religion. Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico (IAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 108 years old Puerto Rican higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this Puerto Rican higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. IAU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Name Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
Acronym IAU
Founded 1912
Colours Yellow and green

University Location

Address Carretera 102 Km. 30.6
San Germán
00683
Puerto Rico
Tel +1 (787) 264 1912
Fax +1 (787) 892 6350
Other locations Aguadilla, Arecibo, Barranquitas, Bayamon, Fajardo, Guayama, San Juan, Mercedita

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
International
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is neither required nor recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are required
Admission Rate 40-50%
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Protestant Christian-Protestant

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral/Professional Universities
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico's Library
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-San German's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 139,037 physical volumes, 8,497 physical media, 93,949 digital/electronic medium and 70 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 390 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1960


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo de Educación de Puerto Rico (CEPR)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Athletic Association (NAA)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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