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Universidad del Este: Narrative Description


PO Box 2010
Carolina, PR 00984-2010
Tel: (787)257-7373; Admissions: (787)257-7373; Fax: (787)257-7373; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 4-year, coed. Part of Ana G. Mendez University System. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: small town campus with easy access to San Juan. Total enrollment: 7,077. 4,172 applied, 54% were admitted. Full-time: 5,423 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 1,654 students, 65% women, 35% men. 100% Hispanic, 36% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Retention: 65% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; protective services/public administration; education. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, CEEB. Required for some: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 3/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. Tuition: $4278 full-time, $138 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $220 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. 13,856 books and 223 serials.

Community Environment: See University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Campus.

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