Hato Rey, PR
Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico


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Recent Reviews

Deborah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico has very limited resources, Campus Facilities are extremely outdated. The Library h...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico has very limited resources, Campus Facilities are extremely outdated. The Library has like 10 study rooms and none have a TV for presentations (only two and they are for graduate students), there's a lot of wasted space in the campus that could be used for Study Areas or WorkSpaces, but they remain unused. The Library itself is uncomfortable and seems to not have a renovation since the 1980s and there are two working printers that don't print double-sided. The Classrooms have an extremely uncomfortable set up for the Professors and 95% of them have no visual resources. Some of the Lab and Tech classes gear barely works. Computers barely work in the Library and the elevators sometimes get stuck and are extremely slow. Women's bathrooms don't have trash cans, and some of the toilets don't flush. This is a Private University specializing in STEM, there is no investment in infrastructure nor resources and nobody seems to care.

Patricia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing for me is the proximity to home, but there's also the different people you can meet and socializa with. The on...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing for me is the proximity to home, but there's also the different people you can meet and socializa with. The one thing I would like to change is that some teachers don't like technology and I think that technology is an important part of our learning experience nowadays. I think that the school is just the right size, nor too small or extremely large, is close to lots of places, you have books stores and photocopy places really close and you also have numerous places to eat in and out of campus at reasonable prices. There have been some people preoccupied with the increase in the school's tuition, but even though there have been some adjustments the schools it's still the best school academically in the country and also with the less expensive tuition.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

Well, at my school you can see every type of person you can imagine. There are the jocks, there are some frat kids but not that many, in some areas you can see stoners and the geeks are everywhere. In any building you can see a variety of people that dress, talk and act in different ways and not everyone falls into a category or stereotype.

Jose
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing about my campus is the fact that it offers studies in almost every area known to man. It offers prospective st...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The best thing about my campus is the fact that it offers studies in almost every area known to man. It offers prospective students much flexibility in deciding what they want to study. The one thing I'd change is the focus on financing the projects solely on the Natural Sciences and Business Administration and just amplify it so it can cover areas such as the Humanities and the Liberal Arts as well. In my opinion, the school is rather big and its easy to lose your way. But personally, I enjoy big open spaces so I don't mind. Some people react in awe when they find out that I study there because its a rather picky school in terms of admissions when you compare it to the private institutions that let in almost anyone that can pay the tuition. On the other hand, some react negatively because my school has been subject to many student strikes and civil disobedience, which most people find it not agreeable. I spend most of my time in the nearby shops, cafes and bookstores nestled tight around the campus grounds. The school's administration could do much better in possibly every area that they have jurisdiction. The worst is that they pretend to consult the faculties and the students of all sorts of issues that affect everyone but in reality the administrative board does not take heed of recommendations and counsel and acts very arbitrarily. The biggest controversy right now is the appalling increasing number of sexual harassment cases going around campus in almost any hour of day. There is a very strong school sentiment and pride coming from the student body. Especially when it comes to local and national sports competitions. The "unusual" of this school might be in its diverse array of student and faculty. There is no one "mold" to witness. New comers might become over-whelmed by the striking diversity. I've always remember my first day as freshman. The senior classes always pull pranks and jokes on the newcomers. The most frequent student complaints are the continued lack of doing something concrete about the many harassment and robberies that go on at school. The guards are not very handy in dealing with this disturbances.

Describe the students at your school.

I haven't have personal experiences with racial, religious, LGTB or other groups because such groups don't exist or at least don't operate on the open that I know of. The campus pretty much accepts in general terms people from all walks of life. Since there is a place for everyone, it would be hard to believe that someone would feel left out. Students wear very comfortable clothes much of the time, but that really depends on the person. Students interact mostly with people from their own majors or faculties. There is not a dining hall at campus, instead, everyone goes to different restaurant and fast food chains all nestle inside or outside campus. Most of the students are from far away cities and counties in the country and not from the metropolitan area. Middle and lower class are the most financially represented populations. Very few students are politically aware and active and the one that are mostly left. Students don't typically talk about their wages.

Keylian
Describe the students at your school.

They are very smart and fashion.

Describe the students at your school.

They are very smart and fashion.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I will say to me: Keylian when you get to college there will be so many options, but you have to be sure that the one you choose it is the right one. You have to choose a career that you enjoy and do not put limits on yourself. There is nothing imposible, if you want to study in the Polytechnic University, you can do it. No matter the money, you will always find it, because there will be so many people that will help you in your studies and in your career. Don't give up ever! And never look back, because you have to stay in your way to be the person that you always dream on. I'm sure that you will be the best Industrial Engineer that PR could have. You will make it no matter how many loans you have to make, but there is always the help. Ok? Just be yourself and no matter how many rocks are in your way, you will kick them away and will become a great annd smart student and proffesional.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Every kind of person could attend this school, but this is a high class university. It is very expensive and there are few middle class persons in here. But I think that we all have the right to study in here. There is nobody who can judge us or nobody says that I can;t study in here!

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  • 3,357
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  • $8,328
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