University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Overview
Located in San Juan, Puerto Rico, University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Known For?
- The highest award offered at UPR Rio Piedras is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 71% of the faculty were full-time.
University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UPR Rio Piedras.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UPR Rio Piedras has earned from around the web.
|#2||Best Value Colleges for Journalism||College Factual|
|#2||Best Value Colleges for Radio, Television & Digital Communication||College Factual|
|#4||Best Value Colleges for Public Relations & Advertising||College Factual|
|#9||Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism||College Factual|
|#17||Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service||College Factual|
|#47||Best Value Colleges for Psychology||College Factual|
Where Is University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras?
Contact details for UPR Rio Piedras are given below.
|Address:||39 Avenida Ponce De Leon, San Juan, PR 00931-0000|
How Do I Get Into UPR Rio Piedras?
You can apply to UPR Rio Piedras online at: estudiantes.upr.edu/admisiones/
Admission Requirements for UPR Rio Piedras
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||neither required nor recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||neither required nor recommended|
|TOEFL||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UPR Rio Piedras?
Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 50%, and the acceptance rate for women is 48%.
Can I Afford University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras?
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UPR Rio Piedras, approximately 6% of students took out student loans averaging $1,805 a year. That adds up to $7,220 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UPR Rio Piedras is 6.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,015 graduate students at the school.
Of the 9,543 full-time undergraduates at UPR Rio Piedras, 36% are male and 64% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||463|
|Hispanic or Latino||8,085|
Over 38 countries are represented at UPR Rio Piedras. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Colombia, Spain, and Dominican Republic.
Online Learning at University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UPR Rio Piedras has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 19th most popular in Puerto Rico for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Growth Rankings of UPR Rio Piedras
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras was 14.2%. This is the #1,230 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UPR Rio Piedras regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UPR Rio Piedras majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UPR Rio Piedras ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UPR Rio Piedras.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Library & Information Science||#62|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Osvaldo Ocasio under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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