University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus: Narrative Description

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PO Box 9000
Mayaguez, PR 00681-9000
Tel: (787)832-4040
Admissions: (787)265-3811
E-mail: [email protected]
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Commonwealth-supported, university, coed. Part of University of Puerto Rico System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1911. Setting: 315-acre urban campus. Research spending 2003-04: $10.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3260 per student. Total enrollment: 12,108. Faculty: 650 (612 full-time, 38 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 3,891 applied, 62% were admitted. Full-time: 10,010 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 1,022 students, 57% women, 43% men. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; biological/life sciences; agriculture. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at State University of New York College at Oswego, National Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early action. Required: high school transcript, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, PEAU. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 12/15, 12/15 for early action. Notification: 3/15, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 113 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Major annual events: Intercollegiate Athletic Tournament, Back to School Ball, End of Semester Ball. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. General Library plus 1 other with 921,392 books, 606,868 microform titles, 590,716 serials, 40,735 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.7 million. 1,066 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.