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University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo

Quick Stats
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
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Overview
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Acceptance Rate

37.4%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$4,139

University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo is located in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. It is a small public school part of the University of Puerto Rico system and offers undergrad programs. It has 3,799 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat competitive with an acceptance rate of 37.4%.

Popular majors include Health Professions and Related Programs, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Psychology, and Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services. 45% of students graduate.

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About
🗺 Finca Las Dunas Carr 653 Ruta 129 Km 8
Arecibo, Puerto Rico 00614
🌐 www.upra.edu
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Admissions
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University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo has around 2,179 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 90% decide to enroll at University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 2,179 applicants 39% are men and 57% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 147 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 68 men.

University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo's acceptance rate is 37.4%. The acceptance rate for men is 40.9% and the acceptance rate for women is 38.2%.

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Applicants
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Who applies to University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo?

Number of Applicants

2,179

Number of Applicants per Spot

3
per spot

Male Applicants

39%

Female Applicants

57%
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Acceptance Rate
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Getting into University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo

University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo Acceptance Rate

37.4%

Getting in

Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

40.9%

Female Acceptance Rate

38.2%
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School Popularity
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Do Students Want to Go to University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo?

University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo Admissions Yield

90%
of accepted students choose to go to University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo

Male Admissions Yield

90%

Female Admissions Yield

89%
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Application
Admission Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

45%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

32%

Women Graduation Rate

54%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Cost
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Can you afford to attend University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$5,953
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$4,139
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$4,109
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$2,087
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$4,500
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$48
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

89%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

7%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo you can visit www.upra.edu/asec/ayudas.html.

University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $4,109
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $2,087
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

23
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$68,030
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-Low
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Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo?

No
Highest degree: Bachelor's degree
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Students
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Undergraduate Focus

100%

Undergrads

3,799

Total Students

3,799
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

6%

Students over 25

6%

Student Median Household Income

$20,501
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

59%
of undergraduates

Men

41%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 69 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 144 women.

Undergraduate Student Diversity at University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo study?

University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo are:

  1. Health Professions and Related Programs
  2. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  3. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  4. Psychology
  5. Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Approximately 81% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

96%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

100%

Students Who Transfer Out of University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo

14%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo has a retention rate of 96% for full-time undergrads, which is very high.

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Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

101
3% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Low

University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo has around 101 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 3% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see University of Puerto Rico - Arecibo as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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Politics in Puerto Rico
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Politically, Puerto Rico tends to be No data. In the 2016 Presidential election, 0% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 0% voted for the Republican party, and 0% voted for neither.

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