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Inter American University of Puerto Rico-School of Optometry Reviews

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  • 06/08/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 of 3

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    large stray dogs often walking around the campus/dorm areas, and walking in certain places at night decreased this safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are clubs, but not much activities of interest.

    Great for these types of students

    people who are fake, and un-professional, like the iaupr administration and professors themselves.

    Bang for the buck

    the curriculum is messed up. you have to think about an 8 year planning--that's right! the school's hidden motive is to fail students so that they can retake the difficult/ main classes in the summer (1 month), and pay more money from your pockets, that is really expensive. on top of that, the classes do not even prepare you well anyway, and you have learn everything yourself. that is the "game" they play, and it is nothing but disheartening.

    What to do for fun

    unless you like walking to walgreens or sam's club for fun on a weekly basis without transportation, or sticking around in the campus dorms like living in a jail, that is all the fun you will get. you need a car to go to the beach, and if you would like to spend more money and at least 2 hours just for travel time, i don't buy it.

    Food and Dining

    0/5. there is no food or dining. there is another campus you can walk to buy food, and it is junk food.

    Dorm Life

    if you don't have any form of transportation, you will be stuck in the dorms with only bi-weekly grocery transportation. this is where there is also unwanted drama, and sh**, and not to mention psychological stress you have to deal with in some roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    like all graduate schools there is academic rigor, but this school misuses this academic rigor! how does it misuse it? grammar is one obvious issue, but in addition this school does not give you any quality education you need that is important, and on top of that some professors "manipulate" students, and literally don't care all all about their academic concerns whatsoever. so how is this school even accredited?

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are thinking about going to this school, be prepared to face unwanted drama, gossip by students, and issues you honestly don't want to get invoked in the very first place especially if you are a hard-working student who wants a more peaceful learning and campus dorm environment. i am honestly in disbelief of why aoa made this school school accredited in the first place, when it should not be at all. i predict the school will just take full advantage of being accredited just to take more future students in, disrupt their career in many notable ways, and make more money.

    In three sentences

    worst school you can ever go to. nothing but a money making institution. if this is the only optometry school you can get into, i frankly suggest you change your career. this is the last school you should ever apply to.

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 3

    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!

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 3

    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.