College Profile: Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Fajardo

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The Inter American University of Puerto Rico —or Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico (UIPR) in Spanish, and often referred as Inter— is a private university system in Puerto Rico. It was founded in 1912 in San German, Puerto Rico. It is composed of 9 campuses and two specialized schools. It is the largest private institution on the island and in all of the Caribbean, and in 1944 it became the first institution outside the continental United States to be accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. It has 45 exclusive programs, ranging from Associate Degrees in Medical Emergencies, Photography, Optical Science Technology; Bachelor Degrees in Popular Music, Food Technology, Small Business Administration, Biotechnology, to Master Degrees in Anesthesia, Fine Arts, Electronic Commerce, Criminal Justice, and International Business It is the leader in distance education with 8 academic programs offered entirely online and more than 300 online courses and the only higher education institution on the island that has an all English trimester program in the Metro Campus. It has the only Airway Science program in the Caribbean and the only Optometry School in the Caribbean and Latin America, being the main provider of bilingual optometrists in the world.
Calle Union-Batey Central Highway 195
Fajardo, PR
787-863-2390 (general)
787-863-2390 (financial aid)
787-863-2390 (admissions)

Mission Statement

The Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Fajardo Campus reaffirms its commitment to provide an education of excellence, engaged with the democratic values and the Christian principles, in a Christian ecumenical context, in the northeastern area of Puerto Rico. With the diversity of necessities and interests of its students and the demands of the society, it is distinguished by its pre-university programs, sub-graduates, graduates and professional certificates. The quality of the teaching, the curriculum pertinence, the non traditional study modalities and the professor/student relation constitutes the fundamental base of the academia. In its effort to form gifted professionals of a high ethic, social and cultural sense it orients the academic gesture to foment in the students the desire to learn along life, the valorization for the knowledge acquired and the opportunity of professional specialization. In addition, it strives to strengthen its personal, social and intellectual skills inside a university context to obtain an integral human being. Finally, it recognizes the right of every human being to develop its maximum potentials, and does not discriminate for reasons of sex, age, color, race, social origin, nationality, or religion.

General Information
Other Names
Type Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private not-for-profit
Size 1,000 - 4,999
Campus Setting Suburb: Small
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
Yes ROTCYes Distance learning opportunities
Yes ROTC: ArmyNo Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Fajardo Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Neither required nor recommended

Applicants (most recent fall period)
Admissions (most recent fall period)
Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
2,341 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
632 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
430 Fall Admissions

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