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Founded in 1903, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras. 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 13,472 full time undergraduate students, and 3,400 full time graduate students.
The University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 989 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at UPRRP are considered Selective, with ,11% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 43 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.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras.
22 Students rated on-campus housing 2.4 stars. 5 % gave the school a 5.0.
25 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
35 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.
36 Students rated campus facilities 3.2 stars. 11 % gave the school a 5.0.
36 Students rated class size 4 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
35 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
36 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.
36 Students rated academics 4.4 stars. 64 % gave the school a 5.0.
18 Students rated University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
The University of Puerto Rico is a great school with great professors if you know how to find them, if not then you might get some really terrible professors. The facilities need some upgrading, but overall they have the basic necessities. The tuition is also very low in comparison to the other universities on the island.
In a academic way is one of the best of Puerto Rico. The housing for exchange students are very good. Most of the prpfessor are pro student. The security is more or less. The best is that you never walk alone in the night. They are plenty of optionsof where to eat, study and of course drink.
It's a big campus, people are friendly and the professors are good at their job! The atmosphere of the campus is amazing. There is always something to do, a lot of arts in the humanities department. Basically since it is a big campus departments are separated but you can often socialize with students from most departments.
It is a great school. I have accomplished a lot being a "Gallito" (Mascot). I have studied abroad at the Universidade do Porto in Portugal, by being a Benjamin Gilman Scholar. Also, I have done multiple biomedical summer research internships, and I've participated in various biomedical conferences.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is 51%. 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 _____.
I could say, and not lie about it, that college has been the most important experience of my life. I have learned, grown and traveled around the world. Thanks to what I have been exposed to and to what I have learned, I am now a great, smart student. To have the opportunity to go to another country to study and to travel the world has been the best academic experience I have ever lived. Through these years I discovered aspects of myself that I didn't know before, and that has been amazing. I met great friends that have helped me grow more. I love so much this experience that I don’t want to stop studying. College is great, is the best thing in one’s life.
friendly, supportive, helpful...
UPR is a great place to learn; it has excellent academics but the social environment is also great.
I'd love my alma mater because there the students population were very diverse and the profesors teached you in an open-minded form.
The best thing about University of Puerto Rico (Rio Piedras Campus) is how every student in the island, with any social or economic status has the ability to attend school and obtain a well-rounded, integrated undergraduate & grauduate education.
The University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus doesn't have one particular stereotype that defines its student population. Because it is such a big campus and it has a great variety of majors, you will find people of all kinds of stereotypes present. There are jocks, geeks, tree huggers, political activists, peace makers, etc. There is a place for everyone within our campus.
As a Natural Sciences/Cellular and Molecular Biology student we tend to have a lot of classes in which the total student number is around 150, that is why not always the professors know your name; however, in most of the classes the professors learn your name and spend time with you outside of class. About the class participation, it depends of the size of the whole class, but in most classes the students speak freely and make a lot of questions. In Natural Sciences all the students tend to be very competitive, they indeed study everyday until late, as a consequence we tend to have intellectual conversations outside of class to learn all the stuff we need to learn in a funny way. My favorite class of all I have taken is Neurobiology, it is a graduated course and it had all I like about a course: interesting topics, small group, challenging tests and evaluations. Right now, the most unique class I'm taking is called Neurobiology and Drugs and we are learning about the neurobiology of different drugs as opiates, antidepressants, psycho stimulants, hallucinogens and others. I feel the academic requirements of my major are just right to feel prepared to get a job or pursue graduated studies.
My school is the largest in Puerto Rico, but for my is just right. The best thing about this school is that you can get the best education for a fair and reasonable price; also, you can be yourself without being judged. UPR Rio Piedras Campus was the first campus founded and the most with an historical content, as a consequence people tend to feel proud if they know you got accepted. In this year, I spend most of my time on the Natural Sciences' lobby talking with friends and involved in student organizations. There is no doubt that here you are going to find the best education, but I would change the quality of service they offer and increase the courses offer and variety. The school's administration is a polemic topic and their actions/decisions provoked recurrent strikes and delayed classes. The biggest controversy on campus was the recent 2009 student strike and the most frequent student complaints are that they have to delay their graduations because of the time lost on strikes. However, there is a lot of student pride because of the historical content. Definitely, being in the UPR-Rio Piedras Campus is a whole experience in which I met new and good friends and I developed as a leader and professional and I'm not going to forget it.
Personally, in all the years as an undergraduate I tend to take advantage of all the opportunities the campus offered me. That is why I'm involved in a lot of organizations and clubs: Red Cross Club, American Medical Student Association, Golden Key, National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) and National Service Fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. As an active member, I have been in the officer board of many and had the opportunity to have experiences I would never forget and I would recommend anyone to take. However, the most significant was that I was the NSCS Chapter President 2009-2010 and the exposition we gave to the Chapter and because all the achievements we achieved I met a lot of people and some of my closest friends. In addition to these groups, our campus offers a lot of other opportunities and try to involve students in athletic and drama events. Off campus, there are a whole Avenue in which mostly Thursdays, most of the students hang out and have a good time.
I wish I would have know that we would have 2 strikes within 6 months.
Registration. They are still old school and one has to physically go to campus to get classes.
My school is known for letting students map out the course of their life while standing up for what's right. It is known for being the very best and having the best professors, each specialized in their field. It is known for preparing its students for a productive life in every aspect.
When I step out of campus I see a town center,places to eat and places to drink and party at night.
Its the best one there is here! Nothing like professors who push you to the limit to bring out the possibilities of the things one can do! This pressure prepares us for the working scene and the real corporate world!
Eventhough the University of Puerto Rico have a large laboratory equipment, it is not open to the public 24 hours a day. I consider this the worst thing about my school, because most students prefer to work, or study at school. If library and study area were open the entire day, it would be easier for students to learn and study since they have others to help them. Study groups are really important for the student to learn and for them to socialize with their surroundings.
Not a slight, it is true that strikes do happen, but they rarely affect the student body.
I don't follow the teams a lot except during "Las Justas" (a yearly sports event). The most talked about are the track and field, soccer, tennis and judo teams.
They're tough but just! They will encourage you to think critically and work as hard as you can. A lot of Departments (like Physics, Math, Languages) have Faculty members from an array of different countries (France, India, Colombia, Croatia, Algeria, Germany,Canada, etc.). I think it's the best part of my school!
The stereotype at my school are "los barbudos". Bear-bearing guys always challenging the administration and the government. Then, there's the hippie and experimental people. And there is yet another stereotype of Business and Science people: they're stuck up and always stressed about their studies.
The best place to get work done is the library of the Law Department.
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68% of students
attending University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras receive some sort of financial aid.
65% were awarded federal grants.
While 2% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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