Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan Campus: Narrative Description

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PO Box 191293
San Juan, PR 00919-1293
Tel: (787)250-1912; Admissions: (787)250-1912; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed. Part of Inter American University of Puerto Rico. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and first professional certificates. Founded 1960. Total enrollment: 10,675. Faculty: 599 (245 full-time, 354 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 34:1. 2,215 applied, 36% were admitted. Full-time: 5,385 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 1,774 students, 43% women, 57% men. Students come from 2 other countries, 0.4% from out-of-commonwealth, 0% Native American, 99% Hispanic, 0% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 41% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; protective services/public administration; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Option: international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: SAT I. Placement: SAT I required for some. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 5/15.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Tuition: $3120 full-time. Mandatory fees: $416 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 23 open to all. Most popular organizations: The House of Commerce, American Marketing Association, Chemical Students Association, Association of Biology Students, Human Resources Management Association. Major annual events: Students Leadership Week, Open House, Initiation Ceremony. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, video security system. College housing not available. Centro de Acceso a la Informacion plus 1 other with 113,200 books, 638,275 microform titles, 2,771 serials, 5,078 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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