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Inter American University of Puerto Rico-School of Optometry Reviews

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  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus its self seems fairly safe since there is security patrolling the school, but just outside the campus there are fairly dangerous areas that we have been advised to not go to at night time.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of student organizations but the school does not provide many activities for students to be apart of.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a native spanish speaking student life is a little easier for you since you are able to mingle with others easier.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year the in coming first year students are responsible for throwing a halloween party.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of the education and living on the island or even flying back and forth to home over breaks makes it difficult to be financially stable while living on the island. Also as students we do not get offered many scholarship/grants opportunities by the school.

    What to do for fun

    Well unless you have a car there really isn't much to do on campus. The on campus gym is old and the hours are not that flexible for optometry students, and the school doesn't provide many intramural activities. If you do have a car there are many beautiful beach's and parts of the island to explore

    Food and Dining

    IAUPR School of Optometry does not really provide many food and dining options for students. Those that are available for students that are with in walking distance of the school and are often very unhealthy.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not very well maintained and when issues arise with problems with in the dorms such as air conditioning and other basic living necessities, it often takes the school a very long time to fix simple problems.

    Academic Rigor

    The new curriculum challenges students to think in the mindset of case scenarios allowing the student better prepare themselves for real life situations in the field.

    Tips for prospective students

    A good tip for prospective students is to make sure that they do there research on how life on an island may affect them. Properly preparing ones self for living on an the island may be one of the most important factors in determining how successful a student may be.

    In three sentences

    The school gives a good chance to students who may have not been accepted elsewhere. The new curriculum is challenging and properly prepares students for the board exam while giving students the opportunity in the clinical setting to observe many ocular conditions and diseases that may not be present in other schools.

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to the beach! There are so many amazing opportunities to do things. It's only as limited as your imagination.

    Food and Dining

    There's no cafeteria on campus. There is one in the undergrad and we do have some fast food restaurants across the way.

    Dorm Life

    Facilities are great and affordable. It's just a shame that we're not really allowed to have over-night guests.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a doctorate program. Therefore, you get out of it what you put into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get frustrated when power goes out or the internet's slow, they can't do anything about it. Also, everyone here runs on island time. This means that things take longer to get done than they do in the states. Just roll with the punches.

    In three sentences

    Solid education from excellent faculty. Some cultural differences but that's what allows you to become a more well-rounded person. Everyone's willing to help!