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UPR is a public university located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 10,238 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the UPR acceptance rate is 43%. Popular majors include Biology, Psychology, and Accounting. Graduating 57% of students, UPR alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $20,700.
39 Ponce De Leon Ave
San Juan, PR 00931
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Independent Southeast Region

UPR Admissions

Acceptance Rate
43%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1025-1298
ACT Range
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$6,059/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,248/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
75%

Academics

Professors
NG
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.36 responses
24%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,238Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,419
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
68%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Proud of being there
    66%
  • Competitive
    31%
  • Presumptuous
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
44%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.48 responses
Poll
43%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.60 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
  • The best university of Puerto Rico
    58%
  • Best prestige of the country
    24%
  • Prestigious, best intelectual experience.
    15%
  • Fast-paced
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
56%
National
83%
52%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses
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Overall its a university with great professors and a lot of history relating to the culture of Puerto Rico. Its facilities could use some improvements and fixing its amenities, but I love how open the campus is and how easy one can walk from faculty to library, to food places. Every day one can expect to see groups of students gathered someplace playing music, selling food, studying in libraries, or filling up the halls with chatter. This makes for a school with a very lively atmosphere, a unique mix of Puerto Rican culture from all regions of the island. Unfortunately a few of its dorms have been closed indefinitely and its tuition has been rising, which limits how accessible it is to students with financial needs. However, to those who can attend, they will find themselves well-prepared for their future plans, and if they get involved in the student life, they will walk away with many precious memories and new friends!
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Third year student here! lovely experience, lovely people, great minds. Truly a very different experience from other universities in Puerto Rico. Theres no other university that offers the same quality of education at the same price. Beautiful historic site full of diverse people and amazing minds. The biggest difference it's the focus on the students life rather than the students major. You will learn more than just what you need to graduate and it's very much worth the trouble. It's not easy but it's rewarding. The opportunities gained are worth all the stress.
Due to the pandemic, the majority of my classes shifted to an online format, consisting of presentations, videoconferences, homework, research, and readings. Some professors have adapted excellently to this format, but others have not despite receiving some training. Personally, I do not favor the online format, as I have an easier time learning via personal meetings with classmates and professors, which is not possible at this time. Overall the online experience is not for me, but it has worked decently given our resources and limited time to learn the new format.