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University of Puerto Rico at Bayamon: Narrative Description


170 Carretera 174 Parque Industrial Minillas
Bayamon, PR 00959-1919
Tel: (787)786-2885; Admissions: (787)786-2885; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Commonwealth-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of University of Puerto Rico System. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1971. Setting: 78-acre urban campus with easy access to San Juan. Total enrollment: 5,826. 1,986 applied, 78% were admitted. Full-time: 4,544 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 1,282 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 4 other countries. Retention: 78% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements: Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript, SAT I, SAT II: Subject Tests. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 12/15. Notification: 5/1.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 13 open to all. Most popular organizations: American Marketing Association, Collegiate Secretaries International, Associacion de Estudiantes de Electronica, Associacion de Estudiantes de Gerenies de Materials, Society for Human Research Management. Major annual events: Torres de Baloncesto El Chicharion, Ceremonia de Letra Insiquia, Testas Interuniversitaries. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. 60,815 books and 480 serials. 370 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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