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University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Mayaguez, PR

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About This Campus

UPRM is the only Hispanic land-grant and sea-grant within the US that operates in a subtropical environment. UPRM enrolls over 12,000 students on its campus which occupies nearly 300 acres between hills and gardens with exotic and native plants. The campus offers 49 baccalaureate programs,30 masters and doctoral options through the Colleges of Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Business Administration and Arts and Sciences. UPRM has been fully accredited since 1946 by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges. All of its engineering programs are ABET accredited. The UPRM library has the best collection of scientific, technical books in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Location Information

Mayagüez is located in the west coast of Puerto Rico. Mayagüez is known as "La Sultana del Oeste" (the sultana of the West). Originally named "Our Lady of the Candelaria of Mayagüez", but dwindling tradition from the Indian name of its river, the Yagüez River (the word means "clear waters") the city was eventually named just Mayagüez. Today, Mayagüez is the fifth-largest city and is considered one of the most important cities in the island.

Helpful Information

The language of instruction is Spanish, but with a variety of courses offered in English. For the full list please visit: https://www.uprm.edu/intercambio1/wp-content/uploads/sites/293/2021/06/UPR-Mayaguez-courses-in-English-updated-version.pdf. Estimated health insurance cost for Fall $463.00 and $649.00 Spring (covers Summer). This cost is our basic coverage. For more information for incoming students please visit: https://www.uprm.edu/intercambio/

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

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Fast Facts

Location | Mayaguez
Population | 90,000
Enrollment | 12,126
Language | Spanish
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 8/15-12/14
Spring | 1/14-5/17

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 0%
Black | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 94%
Two or more | 0%
White | 0%
Other | 6%
International | 0%
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Courses in Industrial Engineering and Humanities Departments have limited access.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Engineering - The College is also the largest of its kind in Puerto Rico. It is the first producer of Hispanic engineers in the United States of America, according to the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). Our long established undergraduate engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
  • Nursing - Accredited program
  • Chemistry - Accredited program

Unique Academic Programs

  • Geology - Our department is the largest research and teaching earth science department in the Caribbean region. The UPRM Geology department has graduated more Hispanic geoscientists than any other academic unit in the U.S. university system and currently offers programs of study leading to Bachelor’s and Master’s of science degrees in Geology. https://www.uprm.edu/geology/
  • Marine Sciences - It's a M.S. and Ph.D. program, NSE students could take 2 courses (no field practice).
  • Industrial Biotechnology - One semester industrial practice.
  • Agricultural Sciences - work in different fields

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within my own U.S. territory
  • 2.5 GPA
  • The language of instruction is Spanish. Students must demonstrate Spanish language proficiency on their home campus prior to placement. If the student only wants to take our courses taught in English, language proficiency is not required. For the full list please visit: https://www.uprm.edu/intercambio1/wp-content/uploads/sites/293/2021/06/UPR-Mayaguez-courses-in-English-updated-version.pdf.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/10/22

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $2325.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18
  • Home Payment: 18

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • SEOG
  • DL
Use FAFSA CODE: 003944

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Activity Fee $175.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
ID Card $10.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Technology Fee $50.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Maintenance Fee $100.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Laboratory Fee $100.00 Semester Host Mandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/10/22

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $365.50
  • Proximity to campus: walking distance
Notes About Housing
Our office provide off campus housing assistance.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
UPRM doesn't have meal plans, but we have 2 on campus cafeterias and a lot of food trucks and restaurants within walking distance.


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/10/22

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $649.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $649 per semester.


  • Health records due by: October 30, April 15
  • Home campus copy acceptable
  • Physical
  • Immunization before registering
  • Health / accident insurance
  • Must buy host campus plan
  • Immunization: DTap (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Immunization: Polio
  • Immunization: Meningococcal
  • Immunization: Tuberculosis
  • Immunization: Covid-19
  • Immunization: Hep B

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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