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IPEDS ID: 243221
OPE ID: 00710800
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University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
39 Ponce de Leon Ave, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931-0000
General information:  (787) 764-0000 x83202
Website:  www.uprrp.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  16,454 (13,014 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  18 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
6%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty916174
Instructional869174
Research and public service470
Total graduate assistants-491
Instructional-267
Research-224
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$2,819$2,019$2,019$2,0190.0%
Out-of-state$5,318$4,518$4,518$4,5180.0%
Books and supplies$1,825$1,825$1,843$1,8621.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,280$8,280$8,611$8,7511.6%
Other$1,200$1,200$1,224$2,18978.8%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,280$8,280$8,611$8,7511.6%
Other$2,215$2,125$2,125$2,98740.6%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,900$2,900$2,958$2,9871.0%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
On Campus$14,124$13,324$13,697$14,8218.2%
Off Campus$15,139$14,249$14,598$15,6197.0%
Off Campus with Family$7,544$6,744$6,820$6,8680.7%
Out-of-state
On Campus$16,623$15,823$16,196$17,3206.9%
Off Campus$17,638$16,748$17,097$18,1186.0%
Off Campus with Family$10,043$9,243$9,319$9,3670.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
In-state tuition$2,462
In-state fees$144
Out-of-state tuition$6,371
Out-of-state fees$144
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,62771%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,44663%$6,055,342$4,188
Federal grants1,20753%$5,725,644$4,744
Pell grants1,17551%$5,700,794$4,852
Other federal grants321%$24,850$777
State/local government grant or scholarships1436%$174,476$1,220
Institutional grants or scholarships2139%$155,222$729
Student loan aid382%$122,281$3,218
Federal student loans382%$122,281$3,218
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid17,73563%$43,914,788$5,677
Pell grants7,27259%$34,745,596$4,778
Federal student loans1,1259%$4,714,106$4,190
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$3,329$2,165$3,083
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$2,757$1,438$2,719
$30,001 – $48,000$4,102$3,095$3,881
$48,001 – $75,000$5,529$5,276$5,061
$75,001 – $110,000$5,674$6,882$5,546
$110,001 and more$6,972$7,156
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment16,454
Undergraduate enrollment13,014
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment446
Graduate enrollment3,440
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 89%
Part-time: 11%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 38%
Female: 62%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 0%
Hispanic/Latino: 84%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 1%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 14%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 92%
25 and over: 8%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 99%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 72%
Part-time: 28%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $20
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants10,7224,0666,656
Percent admitted29%29%29%
Percent admitted who enrolled88%88%88%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT2,769100%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading521634
SAT Math504664
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 92%
Part-time students: 73%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 84 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 44%
Transfer-out rate: 2%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 18%
6-year: 47%
8-year: 54%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 13%
6-year: 44%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 38%
Female: 48%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 0%
Hispanic/Latino: 45%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 31%
Two or more races: 33%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 23%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture-46--
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning-11--
Environmental Design/Architecture52---
Category total5257--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General234117-
Exercise Physiology-3--
Category total234417-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting128---
Business/Commerce, General81--
Business/Managerial Economics2---
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary8---
Finance, General28---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General29---
International Business/Trade/Commerce--1-
Labor and Industrial Relations23---
Management Information Systems, General1445--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General54---
Operations Management and Supervision81--
Category total302471-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia34---
Journalism251--
Public Relations/Image Management43---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-5--
Category total1026--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science15---
Information Science/Studies-15--
Category total1515--
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-43-
Curriculum and Instruction-919-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-4--
Educational Evaluation and Research-1--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-812-
Elementary Education and Teaching87---
Secondary Education and Teaching127---
Special Education and Teaching, General-2--
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education1---
Category total2152834-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-72-
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other4---
Category total472-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management21---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General-1--
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other3---
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General21---
Category total451--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Comparative Literature28---
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General49---
Language Interpretation and Translation-10-1
Linguistics-2-2
Spanish Language and Literature11-10-
Category total8812103
Health Professions and Related Programs
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor-49--
Category total-49--
History
American History (United States)8---
European History18---
History, General-44-
Category total2644-
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-2--
Law--168-
Category total-2168-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies6---
Category total6---
Library Science
Library and Information Science---6d
Category total---6d
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General521-
Category total521-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other50---
Natural Sciences70---
Category total120---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science144--
Category total144--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy72--
Category total72--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General5617-
Physical Chemistry--6-
Physics, General102--
Category total66313-
Psychology
Community Psychology-1--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-1--
Psychology, General153-17-
Category total153217-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-16--
Social Work45355-
Category total45515-
Social Sciences
Anthropology22---
Economics, General295--
Geography15---
Political Science and Government, General62---
Social Sciences, General13---
Sociology452--
Category total1867--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation14---
Art/Art Studies, General2---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General26---
Drawing4---
Fine/Studio Arts, General313--
Music, General8---
Painting2---
Photography4---
Category total6313--
Grand total1,7483162729
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 0
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Part-time students: 0%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (without football) MenWomen
Baseball28
Basketball2822
Beach Volleyball33
Soccer2325
Softball20
Swimming1910
Table Tennis710
Tennis811
Track and Field, Outdoor6953
Track and Field, X-Country108
Volleyball1824
Weight Lifting1014
Wrestling11
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1946 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics(!)6/1/1976 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools(!)7/1/1945 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations100
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible01
Rape0
Fondling1
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery767
Aggravated assault201
Burglary374832
Motor vehicle theft23311
Arson110
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible01
Rape0
Fondling0
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary011
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson010
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate6.9%6.7%11.9%
Number in default4228502
Number in repayment6044134,213
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)