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College Profile: Inter American University of Puerto Rico-School of Optometry

 
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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.
 
500 John Will Harris Avenue
Bayamon, PR
00957
7877651-915-1020 (general)
7877651-915-2516 (financial aid)
7877651-915-2511 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Optometry is to educate, develop and train, within a bilingual environment and supported by committed and competent collaborators, a diverse student population from Puerto Rico, the United States and the rest of the world, to become Doctors of Optometry who are knowledgeable, skilled and ethical primary health providers, dedicated to community service. We will promote lifelong learning and provide support services to the profession in and outside Puerto Rico through high quality technologies while maintaining the financial viability of the program.


General Information
Other Names
Type Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private not-for-profit
Size Under 1,000
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
No Employment services for studentsNo Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCNo Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyNo 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-School of Optometry Website
Wikipedia

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Not applicable
Admission test scores Not applicable
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Not applicable

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
171 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
0 Fall Applicants39 Total Dormitory Capacity
0 Fall Admissions

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

All Academic Programs
 
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