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Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan

San Juan, PR

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About This Campus

The Metropolitan Campus (MC) is the largest and most complex unit of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico (IAUPR). Is a private coeducational non-profit teaching institution established in1912 and was the first institution in Puerto Rico accredited by the Middle States Commissions on Higher Education (MSCHE) in 1944 at present. Others Accreditations: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Council of Social Work Education. Network of International Business Schools. National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation. MC is also licensed by the Council of Education of Puerto Rico. MC is an official campus since 1970. MC is the only institution in Puerto Rico that offers programs in English and Spanish. Students can earn degrees in Business Administration, Biomedical Sciences, Nursing and Psychology completely in English.

Location Information

The Inter American University of Puerto Rico Metropolitan Campus in Rio Piedras is located in the Island capital city of San Juan. Puerto Rico is an archipielago with diverse ecosystem within its territory, from tropical wetlands and rainforest to uninhabited desert locations. Its mountainous terrain and irregular coastline allows for the practice for many outdoors sports: hiking, camping, biking, zip lining, rappelling and surfing.

Helpful Information

Helpful Information Study at M C provides exchange students with unique experience by means of the following: an off-campus Spanish language immersion, the official language in Puerto Rico. Plenty opportunities to interact with locals students and from other countries. May enjoy gastronomic, musical and traditional new experiences. The International Relations Office provides support to students who are not resident of Puerto Rico.

2022/2023 Placement

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Host Payment
Open
Home Payment
Open

2023/2024 Placement

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Host Payment
Excellent
Home Payment
Excellent

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

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Location | San Juan
Population | 342,259
Enrollment | 6,730
Language | Spanish
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 8/16-12/11
Spring | 1/24-5/21

Campus Diversity

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1st Nation/Native | 2%
Asian | 0%
Black | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 98%
Two or more | 0%
White | 0%
Other | 0%
International | 0%
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Academics

Registration
  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Medical Technology

Notable Academic Programs

  • Human Resource Management - Restriction: Only- Plan A - Academic Offering in English, for non native Spanish speakers
  • Marketing - Restriction: Only- Plan A - Academic Offering in English, for non native Spanish speakers
  • Nursing - Restriction: Only- Plan A - Academic Offering in English, for non native Spanish speakers
  • Psychology -- Restriction: Only- Plan - Academic Offering in English, for non native Spanish speakers
  • Languages - - Restriction: Only- Plan A - Minor in Modern Languages

Unique Academic Programs

  • Music - Popular Music- semester offering in Spanish

Options
Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Anthropology, Applied Biology... ++ show all

Conditions

GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • We accept students only for one semester. Full year only in Plan A.
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 accept on Host Pay
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/18/22

Finances
  • 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: $3098.
  • 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 ($190.00 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 15

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
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003940

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
NSE Program Fee $150.00 Year Host Mandatory
Housing Deposit $750.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Activity Fee $14.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Recreation Fee $19.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Health Service Fee $15.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Library Fee $40.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Generals Fee $60.00 Year Host Mandatory
Academic transcript Fee $6.00 Year Host & Home Mandatory

Important Notes: Tuition and Fees Per Semester Host Payment (Plan A) Students. Does not include cost for course specific enrollment (e.g. laboratory courses, uniforms materials and books required).

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/18/22

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 0% living on campus
  • Double: $4000.00
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $
  • Proximity to campus: 15 to 20 minutes0
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
The housing for NSE students is in the brand new Campus Residence. It will be available for a semester or a whole year. The Residence apartments may include up to three bedrooms. Each bedroom consists of two twin-size beds and a shared bathroom. These apartments are fully equipped providing all the essential commodities. All rooms include air conditioning, water, electric services, and Wi-Fi. All the Residence apartments have a kitchen, dining, and living room which is shared with other students staying in the same apartment. Each room has furniture and a refrigerator, stove, and microwave. Regarding safety measures, the complex provides parking and a security system that includes access control. The Residence also has a power generator in case of a power failure emergency. For your stay at the Campus Residence, total payment is required at the time of signing the contract for the term. (Price $4,000.00 per person per term).

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
Meals plan are not available. There is a cafeteria on campus, and also nearby there are local stores and restaurants.

Resources

Campus Links

Health

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/18/22

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per year.

Requirements

  • Immunization before registering
  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Immunization: DTap (diptheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Immunization: Polio
  • Immunization: Tuberculosis
  • Immunization: Covid-19

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