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  • 12/30/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 of 9

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is good. We are located on a mountain or a big hill. A bit secluded. We have security guards which guard the entrance and watch the cameras (located all over campus.)

    Clubs and Activities

    Some departments have clubs. There is a mall trip every friday. The school holds activities sometimes which some of them are fun! Other than that it will depend on your creativity to have fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Adventists, for intelligent people who think they can manage teaching themselves in some areas, who want to develop a relationship with Jesus.

    Bang for the buck

    It is affordable but it isn't worth it. You can get a much better education else where, a lot of people are here because it is affordable but its not worth it. You basically have to teach yourself. If you want to be good at what you plan to major in, go elsewhere. Plus credits don't transfer, once you're here, you can't go back.

    What to do for fun

    During rec time a lot of people go to the gym to play basketball or volleyball, the pool, the basketball court, the tennis court, or to the soccer field to play soccer. We don't have teams or anything but we do have intramurals for each sport and second semester they have Olympics based on your department (nursing,education,physiology,ect.) People also hang around in the front of the new girls dorm or around campus. You can also go off campus (if you have a car or a ride) but there isn't much to do around the area we are located in.

    Food and Dining

    You will get used to the caf food. Nearly everyone hates it, but that's all we got. They have two stations: one station is where you can get a sandwich,quesadilla,bagel,hamburger,burrito (all vegetarian of course.) which is very convenient. Then you have the food station: its pretty much the same thing everyday. Breakfast: Eggs,french-toast, mofongo (puertorican dish), hard boiled eggs, mozzarella sticks,oatmeal. Lunch: 3 different types of rice, beans , some mystery meat , plaintains (may depend on what day it is) then for dinner it varies but on rare occasion is it ever good. They don't make enough food and the hours are really bad. (Who eats lunch at 10:30am???) Thankfully like 5 mins away (walking down a hill) is a restaurant. Its where everyone goes on saturday night because the caf doesn't open. Its very good. Its a pizza place but has a variety of food options.

    Dorm Life

    There are currently 3 dorms on campus. There is the old girls and boys dorm which is closer to the cafeteria as well as the main building, then there is the New girls dorm which is farther about 3 minutes away. There are also apartments scattered around campus which is usually for the married couples as well as people who are over 21. In the new girls dorm, there are 4 to a room. Depending on the room you get, whether is handicapped or not, its spacious, 2 bunkbeds, 4 closets, and a bathroom. A/C and heater though the heater doesn't get used. The dorm life is pretty good, you have worship at night after campus closes, we have a kitchen area, a common area (to watch TV or sit and chat, or do homework), and a laundry room ($1.75 each) In the other girls dorm there are 2 to a room, and no A/C but its way cheaper. Guys dorm depending on the room you get its 4 to a room and A/C included but not that great of an A/C.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not that hard. You basically teach yourself. Though education department is very strict. (you have to get a 84.9B in every class regardless if its a concentration class or not.) Nursing department is very hard, but it is the biggest one. The majority of the student body is nursing. All the other departments fall along the scale.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack. If you see yourself not getting or getting behind then ask people for help, become friends with your professors and you'll practically live in the library. Bring an umbrella, rains every single day. Be prepared for the lights to go out at least 4 times a month. (Old dorms have generators, new girls dorm doesn't which sucks.) Water goes out sometimes due to shortage.

    In three sentences

    It's a good school if you're looking for developing or continuing your relationship with God. You make friendships that will last.(not much drama)

  • 03/03/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 9

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    great!!!! very safe. we have security guards

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    gymnastics basketball soccar

    Great for these types of students

    Christian Adventist gymnastics soccar

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have prayer groups

    Bang for the buck

    cheap school you get your moneys worth. Great school if you don't want a lot of school loans.

    What to do for fun

    sports pool walk internet talk with friends church

    Food and Dining

    a lot of restaurants near by. cafeteria on campus close to classes.

    Dorm Life

    Great! just make sure you have a nice roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    Great school and they have tutors available to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great School. Bring a sweater to class sometimes the a/c is cold.

    In three sentences

    This is a Great Adventist Christian school. They have a lot of sports activities here. The school promotes a lot of health and well being. Tutoring is available

  • 02/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 9

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is very good, nothing really to feel unsafe about.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs here. Nursing, theology, education, and for much more departments . There is many activities here. There is locations to play every sport possible. Tennis,swimming, soccer, basketball, and much more. They also have many activities almost every weekend. To go to really important, beautiful places in Puerto Rico.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for vegetarians, and adventist religious. Good for friendly people too. And since the nursing program is proven to be one of the best in all Puerto Rico, it is also great for nursing pursuing students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is located just slightly a bit far from some grocery stores. It is located like pretty much in the middle of nowhere. It is surrounded by many trees(like a jungle).

    What to do for fun

    For fun, I play tennis, swim in the nice pool they have here, or just go put with the many friends I have made here.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not the best, speaking of the flavor and the variety, but its is very healthy so that is good, I think.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the new girls dorm they have here, it is very comfortable and very a very nice, clean place. It is a bit far from most classes and the other two dorms(guys and old girl dorm) and the cafeteria too.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic area here is this university is very good. Not the hardest but very good, the teachers are very good teachers, and are very helpful. The material/classes, especially for nursing, is proven to be one of the best here is Puerto Rico.

    Tips for prospective students

    I think the advice i would give it that maybe if you care a whole lot about the food, then maybe you should learn a few things to cook, because well here the cafeteria doesn't provide delicious food and doesn't really vary. The food is all vegetarian since its an Adventist school.

    In three sentences

    The Universidad Adventista de las Antillas is a special school. It had many good things, like: the environment, the teachers, the schooling(specially for nursing), the people(everyone's very friendly), and much more. I rate the school to be a good school, because it has very good things there's not much negative things to say about it.

  • 10/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 9

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe because we are away from the city located on a mountain. There is security but they're hard to find.

    Greek Life

    There is are organizations to help you with your academics. Also there is a student council which plans activities and take any concerns the students have and take it up to the board.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are medical cadets, master guides, choir, band. You can sign up to do missionary work in a different country. You can sign up to help with church service. Word on the street, is a spiritual reflection. Any topic that is going on with the youth's life is discussed and spirituality is applied to it.

    Great for these types of students

    Here you can study biology, education. respiratory therapist, business, psycology, computer technology and theology and nursing, health science and history.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Thursday night, students gather in front of the main building to have a devotional.

    Bang for the buck

    If you need items to buy, the university takes the students to the mall every Thursday night and Friday but only the first five males and females on the list can go. The university is a religious institution so there is church service Monday night, Wednesday night, Friday night and Saturday morning. If you don't speak Spanish there is no need to worry because the church has two services in the morning. The first is English. The WiFi signal and sometimes signal on your phone is weak depending where you are.

    What to do for fun

    In the evening students either go to the gym to play basketball or to the soccer field . Some will go to the pool. Also the institution plans out activites as going camping or a social.

    Food and Dining

    You're going to have to get use to eating the same food everyday. Each day they serve rice, veggie meat and some type of vegetable. If you don't want to eat rice, you can make your own sandwich. This institution is an Adventist facility so meat is not allowed on campus. Sometimes the foods taste good sometimes is a little salty.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't something out of this world. There just here to live. Nothing can be put up on the wall. Some rooms have air conditioning while others don't. You can get from 4-5 roommates. The rooms don't have their own bathroom. there is a general bathroom about eight showers, toilets. To wash you have to pay $1.75. Curfew is 10:30 except for Thursdays and Saturdays which is at 11:00pm. Each evening there is a devotional.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here are a little easier than in the states but their are times you need to really focus on them. Philosophy is one of the difficult classes. The class may be easy but the professor is not. Depending on the professor you can get a lot of homework or reading to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Even though the professors are very nice and have more of a relationship with the students, they are strict with their courses. They expect everyone to get things done. If you're not responsible you need to start being responsible and organized. The college has a lot of activities for the students to help them out with their social life, but make sure you are taking care of your academics first. When your going to go out to an event, analyze if it is going to affect your study time for the quiz on the next day. Manage your time well.

    In three sentences

    The Universidad Adventista is a friendly environment where you have more relationship with the professors. The classes are in Spanish but the professors know English and the books are usually in English. They have the best nursing program in the island.

  • 09/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 of 9

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I like to swim in the university pool, also go out with my friends, go to the amazing beaches of Puerto Rico and enjoy my senior year with my classmates.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to study Biology, Nursing, Psychology and other areas, this University can help you get there with excellence. The staff wants to help you become a great professional in any area and the great part is that they will help you in your spiritual life too.

    In three sentences

    Antillean Adventist University is equal to spirituality, excellence and service (motto of university). You become a better student with great professor, excellent in your field that you want to achieve and help other not only in your field but in your daily life.

  • 10/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 9

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go hiking in the jungle or go with a group of friends to the beach. There are a lot of places to hang out in town.

    Food and Dining

    There is not much variety to choose from and not always very healthy.

    Dorm Life

    Very small dorms and not all new.

    Academic Rigor

    Best school for nursing in Puerto Rico. Nurses from UAA are looked at very positively.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are coming from the states, be prepared to wait. There are long registration lines and it takes literally the whole work day plus another day! Always bring an umbrella to school because showers come out of no where. Try not to cram all your assignments and studying until the last minute because everything is subject to change.

    In three sentences

    UAA is a christian-oriented school that strives to give their students a well-rounded college experience. The administration is a bit unorganized, but compared to the other schools in Puerto Rico, it is considered the best. The professors quickly learn your names and really invest in your education.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 9

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is well guarded. Security is on campus at all times. Permission slips must be signed to leave off campus for students staying in dorms. Curfew is regularly 10:30 P.M. but is moved to 11:30 P.M.on Thursdays and Saturdays.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every department has their own club. Within the club there are other clubs as well.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students wanting to get a out of home and country experiences. Also for students that want a strong religious base in their lives.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During fall the school holds a beach Olympics tournament. During spring session they participate in the college Olympics.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is regularly ten thousand dollars and this includes cafe account, dorm, club fees, lab fees, and credits.

    What to do for fun

    UAA is located in Puerto Rico so there are hundreds of places to go. You can visit El Morro in San Juan, visit the island of Culebra and Viequez, and hundreds of other options.

    Food and Dining

    The food is quite good. It is a 100% vegetarian cafe. Reason for that its religious background.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very exciting. They hold events every other week like movies and pizza. During Spring Break they take students to explore Puerto Rico.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are at an average difficulty but professor's are 100% willing to help or tutor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are ready for hot humid weather and classes starting from 7:30 A.M. to 9 P.M. Also be ready for a rigorous academic program.

    In three sentences

    Great school for Nursing Majors. Has a great Biology program. Has a religious background in Seventh Day Adventist beliefs.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 9

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Guards 24/7.

    Greek Life

    Non existing.

    Clubs and Activities

    Good activities which the university provides everything.

    Great for these types of students

    Adventist students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Welcome Prepa is the welcoming of the freshman. Olimpiadas, sport competitions for all of the department.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to USA universities is very cheap.

    What to do for fun

    They have a pool, but it is not open everyday. They have many clubs involved with the church and activities the university provides.

    Food and Dining

    Vegetarian food is served. More or less the same menu everyday.

    Dorm Life

    Old facilities, except on the new dorm. Strict rules govern and not much privacy and order.

    Academic Rigor

    They have great programs like nursing and theology, but they fall short on the others. There are not many variety of majors to choose from. Since it's a little university many courses aren't offered in the semester you need them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students, my advice is to be completely aware of the choices you have outside of this university. Financially it could be a burden, because of the cost of the credits and there are not many options.

    In three sentences

    The Universidad Adventista de las Antillas is an average rate university academically, but composed of great people who always service you with a smile. It has a very good and competitive nursing program. You will enjoy a pacific, spiritual environment, not quite like other universities.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 9

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has securrity 24/7 and cameras, where you can feel safe in the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs in every department including sports clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are dedicated to study and who like a calm campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is good, the thing that could change would be the variety but taste wise is great. It is also a vegetarian cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    I am not currently living in the dorm but I have seen them and the feedback I've received has been very good.

    Academic Rigor

    Everything you do in life takes dedication, especially when it comes to preparing your self to be a professional. Once you dedicate yourself the academic part will be no hassle.

    Tips for prospective students

    When entering this University you have to be very committed with studying. Enroll in every club you can and enjoy the University life.

    In three sentences

    The experience in this University has been one of many great achievements, academically and socially. So far I would recommend this University to everyone I know and do so with no regrets. The staff are very committed with helping the students.