University of Puerto Rico--Humacao 1

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Call Box 860

Humacao, PR 00792

Phone: (787) 850-0000
Jan. 31
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University of Puerto Rico--Humacao is a public institution that was founded in 1962. It has a suburban setting and the campus size is 60 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.

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The University of Puerto Rico at Humacao (UPRH), founded 50 years ago, is a public, undergraduate institution classified as Bachelor/Diverse: Baccalaureate Colleges-Diverse Fields according to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is located in the Southeastern region of Puerto Rico approximately thirty miles from the capital city of San Juan. UPRH, the most important university of the region, has six programs that are unique in Puerto Rico: Coastal Marine Biology, Wildlife Management, Industrial Chemistry, Physics Applied to Electronics, Computational Mathematics, and Social Sciences with Social Action Research. These programs are pertinent to the social and economic development of the region and Puerto Rico. UPRHs location makes it accessible to the principal roadways and to diverse chemicalpharmaceutical, biotechnological, and electronics industries of the region.

UPRH offers 23 academic programs (Catalogo UPRH): 18 of them lead to a bachelors degree (English Elementary Level, English Secondary Level, Elementary Education with a Special Education Component, Social Work, Social Action Research, Nursing, General Biology, Industrial Chemistry, Physics Applied to Electronics, Computational Mathematics, Coastal Marine Biology, Microbiology, Wildlife Management, Accounting, Human Resources, International Business, and Office Systems Administration), and five lead to an associates degree (Communication Technologies, Electronics Technology, Chemical Technology, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy). Some of these disciplines offer coordinated transfer programs with other units of the UPR System. To address continuing education needs and demands of the external community, the UPRH offers a wide range of courses and certificates through its Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies (DECEP, for its Spanish acronym).

The UPRH is licensed by the Puerto Rico Council on Education and has been accredited continuously by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education(MSCHE) since 1965. Additionally, the following nine academic programs are professionally accredited: B.A. in Social Work; B.A. in Elementary Education with a Major in Primary Level K-3 and Special Education; B.A in English with a Minor in Elementary Education; B.A. in English with a Minor in Secondary Education; B.A. in Office Systems Administration; B.S in Nursing; Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy; Associates Degree in Physical Therapy; and, Associates Degree in Electronics Technology. The Library and the Interdisciplinary Department for Integral Student Development also obtained professional credentials.

UPRH has a functional governance structure, officially established to serve the public interest and established to facilitate the institution fulfills its mission and proposed goals. The mission statement is the following:

Effectively contribute to the ethical, cultural, and intellectual development of Puerto Rico in general and in particular of the Eastern Region, through teaching, aesthetic creation, scientific and humanistic research, as well as the dissemination of knowledge.
Research the main social, cultural, scientific and environmental problems that affect our society. To state the criteria for ecological equilibrium, inclusion, and diversity as the start of every change in a democratic community that aspires to be just.
Empower the student body to exercise their profession and to contribute to the betterment of the quality of life in Puerto Rico, though the offering of relevant and innovative academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels(UPRH, Monitoring Report to the MSCHE).

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School type public, coed college
Year founded 1962
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Setting suburban
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When applying to University of Puerto Rico--Humacao, it's important to note the application deadline is January 31. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 15. The application fee at University of Puerto Rico--Humacao is $20.

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University of Puerto Rico--Humacao offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. University of Puerto Rico--Humacao also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols and 24-hour emergency telephones. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Puerto Rico--Humacao.

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