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University of Puerto Rico, Cayey University College: Narrative Description


Ave. Antonio R. Barcelo
Cayey, PR 00736
Tel: (787)738-2161; Admissions: (787)738-2161; Web Site:

Description: Commonwealth-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of University of Puerto Rico System. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: 177-acre urban campus with easy access to San Juan. Total enrollment: 3,987. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 4,084 applied, 22% were admitted. Full-time: 3,595 students, 71% women, 29% men. Part-time: 392 students, 74% women, 26% men. 100% Hispanic, 2% transferred in. Retention: 89% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program. Off campus study at Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Universidad del Turabo, Sacred Heart University, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, CEEB. Required for some: SAT I. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 12/1. Notification: continuous until 5/5.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. Area resident tuition: $1020 full-time, $30 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $225 full-time, $225 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level and program.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Business Administration Circle, Christian University Association. Major annual events: Student Day, Honors Program Day, Techno Chem. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Victor M. Pons Library with 109,776 books, 53 microform titles, 2,013 serials, 2,286 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 265 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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