Universidad de Puerto Rico en Arecibo

country rank  11
world rank  5643

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University Overview

Founded in 1967, Universidad de Puerto Rico en Arecibo (University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Campus) is a non-profit public state multidisciplinary higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Arecibo (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Universidad de Puerto Rico en Arecibo (UPRA) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational Puerto Rican higher education institution. Universidad de Puerto Rico en Arecibo (UPRA) 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 in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 53 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 50-60% making this Puerto Rican higher education organization a averagely selective institution. UPRA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Name University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Campus
Acronym UPRA
Founded 1967
Colours Yellow, white and black

University Location

Address Finca las Dunas Carr 653 Ruta 129 Km 8
Arecibo
00614-4010
Puerto Rico
Tel +1 (787) 815 0000
Fax +1 (787) 880 4972

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
Not reported
International
students
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
Not reported

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Hispanic-serving Institution
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 recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor 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 50-60%
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

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Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--General
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Exclusively undergraduate four-year
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Not Classified (Exclusively Graduate Programs)

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad de Puerto Rico en Arecibo's Library
University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 71,340 physical volumes, 132 physical media, 49,149 digital/electronic medium and 96 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1967


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo de Educación de Puerto Rico (CEPR)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of Puerto Rico
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)

Academic Structure


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