F A S T F A C T S Location | Mayaguez Population | 90,000 Enrollment | 11,062 Language | Spanish Calendar | Semester
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Term Dates Fall | 8/10-12/15 Spring | 1/11-5/15
University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
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 11,000 students on its campus which occupies nearly 300 acres between hills and gardens with exotic and native plants. The campus offers 54 baccalaureate programs, 42 masters and 8 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.
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.
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/#!/EstVisitantes
Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Limitations Courses in Engineering and Humanities 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.
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
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. 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.