About University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

Founded in 1911, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. is a college. Located in Puerto Rico, which is a city setting in Puerto Rico, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 12,281 full time undergraduate students, and 1,033 full time graduate students.

The University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 569 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate73%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at UPRM are considered Selective, with ,14% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 67 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
38%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
33%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
45%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
27%
“All the time, including weekends”
5%
“I”m always terrified”
9%
“I only go out in groups”
41%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
45%
“I feel extremely safe”
23%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
23%
“We bought the gear”
55%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
9%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
73%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
82%
“They keep regular office hours”
14%
“They”re always available”
9%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
50%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
41%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
14%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
27%
“We only party on weekends”
59%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
9%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
64%
“There might be people who do”
27%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
38%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
33%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
45%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
27%
“All the time, including weekends”
5%
“I”m always terrified”
9%
“I only go out in groups”
41%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
45%
“I feel extremely safe”
23%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
23%
“We bought the gear”
55%
“We live for the big game”
5%
“It”s not really our thing”
9%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
73%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
14%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
82%
“They keep regular office hours”
14%
“They”re always available”
9%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
50%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
41%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
14%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
27%
“We only party on weekends”
59%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
9%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
64%
“There might be people who do”
27%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    33 Students rated on-campus housing 2.4 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    25 Students rated off-campus housing 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    46 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    47 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 28 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    46 Students rated class size 4 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    46 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    46 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    47 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 66 % gave the school a 5.0.

University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez?

27 Students rated University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

Diane - 06/03/2020

I thinks it’s a great university and there’s a lot of opportunities there. I’m going to be a freshman this year but I just now I’m going to be well educated there and have amazing opportunities. This is why I want to apply for this scholarship, because it would be a very big help for me in this university.

Dayanyadi - 05/18/2020

I have to be honest, this university has an amazing campus. It is one of the largest universities in the island. The professors are pretty much like every university: good ones and bad ones. The administration is incompetent and the system does not work. Online courses are not viable of this university and the empathy towards the student is minimum. The food is glorious and going to basketball, volleyball, and baseball games are so much fun. There's always a party outside of the campus, every night. It's a Puerto Rican culture, sorry. I have met a lot of wonderful friends there. The mascot is a bulldog so you will see dogs around campus a lot of the times. The trolley system is trash. I really wish we had more green spaces too.

Angie - 05/13/2020

Basically, it is a competitive school. The education is exemplary yet there are many other problems. Even though we get to good education, basic necessities like course selection and overall professors are not the greatest. It can be a massive headache because most of the administration does not care about its students or staff. It does have a good ambiance and is very cheap in comparison to other universities.

Steven G. - 02/29/2020

There are things that need to be fixed, new improvements, but overall is Amazing. "Antes, Ahora y Siempre...COLEGIO!"

University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez is 73%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

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

    The University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez Campus is the best university of Puerto Rico because have diversity of academics programs this programs are competitive and recognize in the world. For example the engineering programs is very important. Many multinacional companies recluting the students in this campus for example Nasa, Procter & Gamble, Verizon, Job Goverment Federal in others. The professors are very competitive. The different acredition that have the different school.

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  3. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag to my friends about the not anybody can attend to my school. You must have good grades to be in and when you're in you have to work hard and to do your 100{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} to have good grades. Also I told them that if you graduate from my school, there's a big possibility that you could find job easily.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    They are young people with high expectations and goal-oriented.

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Intelligent, competitive ones.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    This is not a college for slackers. If you do not have good studing habits it's not for you. If you want to study social science there are other alternatives that might be better for you.

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  7. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known all the available programs to help the student on their classes. Also all the available coop and internship programs.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    What I consider the best thing in my school is the education itself because the simle fact that we do so many reasearch projects and investigations, and the school asks so much of you that it prepares you for everything that life has in stored, profesionally and emotionally.The education is so good that companies and agencys come to recruit students and offer them really good job offers to practice what we've learned.

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  9. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    the harder studies and clases and the people with some kind of ego

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  10. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Due to the tropical climate of the island in both semesters rains a lot. This is a problem when moving between classes and so on.

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  11. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    I describe my school as: tough, challenging, a world with a lot of opportunities to offer and worth studying there.

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

    The stereotype depends on what sector of the community is asked. Because of the overwhelming media coverage of most student strikes, there are people who believe we all want to live off our Pell Grants and protest all day. This isn't true. Most students are serious and driven, but we know when to have fun. The stereotype also depends on your Major. Students in the Humanities are thought of as free spirited, artsy stoners, while Biology students are often accused of being nerds. None of these stereotypes are exactly fitting because one of the great things about UPR is that you can find all kinds of people from a vast array of backgrounds in the classroom.

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  13. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Well we are the best engineering university in Puerto Rico. We are a very proud bunch! We have a saying in here, it goes : "Antes, ahora y siempre, Colegio!". People are always impress when you say you are from El Colegio.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics are top class. Computer engineering professors are some of the best in the ECE department (My department!). As a student you have to study a lot but the teachers prepare us very well. One has to work hard but it pays off!

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  15. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The academic quality. Students graduate well prepared.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular activities are athletics and the marching Band. There are a great variety of groups and associations that depend on the faculties and they have prestige.

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  17. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for be the best school of engineer in the caribbean. Most of students came from different place like Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela to attend to my university to study engineer. The school is also one of the top 30 schools of engineer in the United States.

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  18. Describe a typical weekend.

    Weekends are tranquil, especially because most students commute when they have class (they don't live on-campus). However, there are often cultural activities and the libraries are always open. Nightlife is average, most students go out on Thursday nights.

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  19. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    It was close to home, and they had the most complete Academic offering in the island, especially in the Humanities.

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Student Body

Students

46%

female

54%

male

12,281

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,033

Total Grad Students

N/A

Out-Of-State

98%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

107

Student Organizations

6

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
% Black or African-American
N/A
% Hispanic/Latino
94%
% White or Caucasian
N/A

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

75% of students attending University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez receive some sort of financial aid. 70% were awarded federal grants. While 6% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$4,044

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$2,168

Books and Supplies

$11,161

Room and Board

17,373

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$6,692
$30 - $48K
$7,986
$48 - $75K
$9,921
$75 - $110K
$11,852
$110K & UP
$12,519

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