Universidad Adventista de las Antillas: Narrative Description

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UNIVERSIDAD ADVENTISTA DE LAS ANTILLAS E-2

PO Box 118
Mayaguez, PR 00681-0118
Tel: (787)834-9595; Admissions: (787)834-9595; Fax: (787)834-9597; Web Site: http://www.uaa.edu/

Description: Independent Seventh-day Adventist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 284-acre rural campus. Endowment: $10,000. Research spending 2002-03: $8121. Educational spending 2002-03: $4470 per student. Total enrollment: 864. Faculty: 61 (42 full-time, 19 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 509 applied, 84% were admitted. Full-time: 745 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 76 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 20 other countries, 25% from out-of-commonwealth, 0% Native American, 96% Hispanic, 1% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 22% 25 or older, 27% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 72% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations. Recommended: SAT I or ACT, PAA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $7890 includes full-time tuition ($4470), mandatory fees ($870), and college room and board ($2550). College room only: $750. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $120 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $225 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 4 open to all; men's and women's associations; 9% of eligible men and 13% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Score Group, Gymnastic Club, student council, Group Life. Major annual events: Christmas Cantata, Olympic Games, International Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, controlled dormitory access. 200 college housing spaces available; 188 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Biblioteca Dennis Soto plus 1 other with 86,465 books, 452 serials, 325 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $287,390. 62 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.