University of Puerto Rico at Utuado: Narrative Description

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PO Box 2500
Utuado, PR 00641-2500
Tel: (787)894-2828; Web Site:

Description: Commonwealth-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of University of Puerto Rico System. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1979. Setting: 180-acre small town campus with easy access to San Juan. Research spending 2002-03: $37,651. Educational spending 2002-03: $6227 per student. Total enrollment: 1,766. 778 applied, 80% were admitted. Full-time: 1,566 students, 60% women, 40% men. part-time: 200 students, 59% women, 42% men. 100% Hispanic, 16% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: SAT I and SAT II or ACT, PAA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 22,482 books, 129,160 microform titles, 223 serials, and 40,110 audiovisual materials. Operations spending 2002-03: $447,368. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.