Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez

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world rank  1227

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University Overview

Founded in 1911, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (University of Puerto Rico-Rio, Mayaguez Campus) is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Mayagüez (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (UPRM) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Puerto Rican higher education institution. Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (UPRM) 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 109 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 60-70% making this Puerto Rican higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UPRM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, 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-Rio, Mayaguez Campus
Acronym UPRM
Founded 1911
Motto ¡Antes, Ahora y Siempre...Colegio!
Before, Now and Forever, Colegio!
Colours Green and white

University Location

Address 259 Boulevard Alfonso Valdez
Mayagüez
00681
Puerto Rico
Tel +1 (787) 832 4040
Fax +1

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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

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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 neither required nor 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 60-70%
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Land Grant Institution Yes
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez's Library
University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 280,682 physical volumes, 69,688 physical media and 105 licensed digital/electronic databases. University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez's library has 2 branches.
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1946


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo de Educación de Puerto Rico (CEPR)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of Puerto Rico
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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