University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo in Arecibo

Arecibo, PR

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Overview

University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo offers 56-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 22:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 79%. 44.9% are women, and 55.1% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is 5878$, that is at the level of national average. 40% of full-time University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is a public and non-academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and pay in-state tuition and receive Title IV aid.

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$5,878
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$5,350
$30,001 - $48,000$6,699
$48,001 - $75,000$8,015
$75,001 - $110,000$9,257
$110,001+--

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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24%

Types of financial aids

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3172 of University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 84 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo number 17 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Puerto Rico.

Students at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal grant aid.

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition guaranteed plan

Tuition payment plan

Tuition guarantee is a program which guarantees to entering first-time students that tuition will not increase for the years they are enrolled. These guarantees are generally time-bound for four or five years.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Graduation Rate

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40%
BELOW AVERAGE

University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo graduation rate is below the national average.

40% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

1 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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79%

In comparison to National Average

University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 7%.

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79%
ABOVE AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $0 - $10k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 72%, so University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 7%.

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79%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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90%

Total

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90%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

83%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo full-time retention rate is 83% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is 22:1, that means that for every 22 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

22:1
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Men/Women

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on University Of Puerto Rico At Arecibo

The campus located by Finca Las Dunas Carr 653 Ruta 129 Km 8 address in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

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University Of Puerto Rico At Arecibo in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo with 1.14% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on University Of Puerto Rico At Arecibo are burglary, aggravated assault, and robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo offers 56 programs in total: 46 are for Bachelor's degree and 10 are Associate's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 159 universities in Puerto Rico state. University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo is one of the few institutions in Puerto Rico that offers an Associate's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Puerto Rico state average data to help you compare.

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University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 3658 students with 209004 both contact and credit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Location & Website

Address: Finca las Dunas Carr 653 Ruta 129 Km 8

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +78781500001000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: upra.edu

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