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University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Mayaguez, PR


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.

Helpful Information

The language of instruction is Spanish, but with a variety of courses offered in English.

Chance of Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)
Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing back-up options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | Mayaguez
Population | 100,000
Enrollment | 12,520
Language | Spanish
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 8/13-12/14
Spring | 1/16-5/21

Campus Diversity

White | 1%
Black | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 99%
Asian | 0%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 0%
Other | 0%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • With seniors
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, Agronomy, Animal Sciences, Crop Science/Management, Horticulture, Mechanized Agriculture, Plant Protection, Soil Science

Area Studies: Hispanic Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art

Athletics: Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Biotechnology, Microbiology

Business: Accounting, Administrative Office Management, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Operations Management

Chemistry: Chemistry

Earth Sciences: Geology, Physical Sciences

Economics: Economics

Engineering: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering

English: English, Linguistics, Literature

General Studies: Humanities, Social Sciences

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Nursing

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science

Mathematics: Mathematics, Pure Math

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Political Science

Pre-Professional : Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology



Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within my own U.S. territory
  • 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.
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

Tuition / Fees

-- 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 (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 06/07/18.
  • Estimated cost: $1797.
  • 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 (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) 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 (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 18
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 06/07/18.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $649.00 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
ID Card $5.00 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

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

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A 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 Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

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

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/07/18

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 0% living on campus
  • not available
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $450.00
  • Proximity to campus: walking distance
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal plans are not available.

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