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College Profile: Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon

 
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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.
 
Bo Cerro Gordo, Highway 830
Bayamon, PR
00957-6257
7872791-912-2085 (general)
787-279-4100 (financial aid)
787-279-1200 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

The mission of the Inter American University system is to develop the talents of men and women regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age or nationality. The university system offers a wide variety of academic programs in liberal arts, science and technology at undergraduate and graduate levels. The University aims to develop students who assume responsibility for their learning, who excel in their social commitment, appreciation for the culture, ecological conscience, critical thought, management of multi modal communication skills, skillful use of technology, and constancy in seeking continuous personal and professional improvement. The Bayamn Campus is a specialized academic unit of the Inter American University system. The academic emphases of the Campus are in science and technology and in the development of an entrepreneurship mentality. In 1988, the Board of Trustees approved the Mission and Goals statement for the Bayamn Campus. This Mission focuses on programs in Science, Engineering, Business and Technology.


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: Large
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

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

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

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

Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon Website
Wikipedia

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)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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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
5,494 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
2,605 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
1,037 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
Yes Less than one year certificateYes One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
Yes Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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