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University of Puerto Rico-Aguadilla Reviews

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  • 02/04/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police is constantly making sure everything is alright. They not only constantly supervise the parking lots, but also the hallways in the departments.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am currently a member of the Honor Program, but I am also planning on joining other organizations. Our campus has many organizations for everyone. Each department has its own organizations, clubs and activities, some are for the public and some are not. I bet you will find one that suits your interests and expectations.

    Great for these types of students

    The campus is great for every type of students literally! The good thing about it is that everyone can integrate easily with other students even when they don't share your style or interests.

    What to do for fun

    Our campus has an area for students to play. If reading is your kind of fun, I recommend the library. Outside of campus there are other places where students can hangout and have fun. Since it has an airport nearby, some prefer to observe the planes come and go.

    Food and Dining

    As I mentioned before, the food and diners are accessible to students at all times. The cafeteria is open until late and there are also fast food 5 minutes away. Besides that, there is a supermarket 6 minutes away from campus and many bakery stores close to it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorming is one of the best experience a student can go through because it is a huge step towards adulthood. Close to CORA you will find good dormitories at a reasonable price. Also, CORA's location makes everything more accessible. The grocery store, a gym, fast foods, gasoline stations and others are close to both the campus and your possible dorm. Students will have what they need close enough so they can focus on studying.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors take their job seriously and even though they are very nice outside the classroom, they mean business once they are inside of it. You will receive an education of both quality and quantity. The professors will always integrate the current situations on your fields of study to the class. They will keep you up to date with the books and database. College is no longer high school, I recommend you understand and keep that in mind when selecting your future college. Easy is not always good. CORA is definitely not easy, but it is totally worth it. Take a chance and make it a really good one, like this one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students, the food of the cafeteria is delicious and the staff is outstanding, giving it a homey feeling. Visit the library and please use the many resources it has to offer like computer laboratories, study rooms, and individual cubicles. At CORA, you will find many opportunities that are waiting for you (they are well connected), but you have to move around.

    In three sentences

    The University of Puerto Rico in Aguadilla, also known as CORA, is the best election you can make if you are looking for a relatively small campus where students can feel free to be themselves without worrying they will not receive the best education. Since the day you are officially a 844 student, the professors are encouraging you, offering their guidance and sharing some tips to become a professional. What differentiates CORA from the other universities is that it feels like home and, for the time you study there, it actually is.

  • 01/19/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    In this university, it's very safe with security all day everyday! At night is peaceful and secure.

    What to do for fun

    Every Tuesdays and Thursdays the university holds a universal hour where different activities are held. Students can attend a informative workshop or go to the auditorium to hear a chat about different topics. There are parades or events for different causes. In the town of Aguadilla the beach, mall, movies, bowling and bar lounges are nearby where students hangout. Nothing better than going out to eat at the vast variety of restaurants at night!

    Food and Dining

    There are many good places to eat Puerto Rican foods outside the university and the usual fast food. The university offers cafeteria services for breakfast and hot lunches and they serve great food. If you do not want to get out then they serve hot foods which are Puerto Rican based plates. They also serve sandwiches the way you want cold or hot.

    Dorm Life

    Since the campus is small, dorms and apartments can be found outside the university. There are many for males and females nearby that are walkable or via car. In my opinion, I have had great experiences in my dorm because I am close and can participate in activities and big events.

    Academic Rigor

    They offer a variety of associates and bachelor degrees but some careers are connected to transfer programs. In education, biology and technology fields you can receive your bachelor's but careers in the social science department are with transfers. There are many other courses available and short courses. There are many organizations depending the departments that challenges students in their classes and we have a vigorous honors program. These programs lets you take honors courses and opens up opportunities within your field of study and within the community.

    Tips for prospective students

    The university offers financial-aid to almost all students and tuition is very affordable. If you are looking to get your foot through the door to then transfer into another university, it will be a great start here. All staff members at the offices are very helpful and work with the students through their problems and doubts. The university is located in an area where you can easily move around and find great places to eat!

    In three sentences

    The university has a very friendly environment and close community. It is a small campus where it makes it simple to find all your classes and offices. Great experiences are made through activities and people!

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 5

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is security 24/7, all guards circle around the university constantly and are always by the main entrances. Just be careful where you park they do give out 5 to 15 dollar tickets for parking where you are not suppose too. Also if you don't have the current sticker on the window of your car per semester they won't let you park inside the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    You will definitely find a club or activity to do in the campus. There is anything for any department that you are majoring, it is a matter of finding out in the local departments or whoever is in charge in the department.

    Great for these types of students

    It is a great university of any type of students attending, they help the needs to all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Traditions they have annual turkey races, lots of fun festival and shows at night in the campus like singing contests, art shows, pet days, concerts of typical jazz or spanish style music.

    What to do for fun

    Well you can go to the beach, sometimes there are house parties but not too often, there is a bar in the Ramey Plaza that is open during the late afternoons or at night but until 12am, we are close to a mariott hotel and you hit the slots machine or go for a drink and dance to the spanish salsa music during the weekends. You are better off in a car driving around else where like to Isabela or Aguada maybe further like Mayaguez to find more fun, clubs and night life.

    Food and Dining

    I give it a 3 star because in the campus along they do have different types of American and Latin foods. Outside the campus you would like typical pizza or sandwich trucks near the gates of the university, and you can also walk to the Ramey Plaza and they have a bakery and small diner to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you have a car you can drive by Gate 5 along the 110 and find way more places to go eat or drive further to the 107 to find all the fast foods to eat too.

    Dorm Life

    I give it a 3 because yes there are dorms that are walking distance, but there are a few, you can find more like maybe 5 to 15 mins away on the ramey area of this university.

    Academic Rigor

    I say a for a small university I give it a 4 star because if you are starting out as a freshman this would be the right university for you. Many young freshmen start off for a year or two then go else whether to finish their degrees. The best degree that this university is known for is the biology departament, it has 5 new bachelor degrees with a concentration in biology and there are known for their business, english (teaching), and electronic majors. They also give certain classes in the evening too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask help from a professor, they mostly love to help in their office hours. Everyone is pretty friendly and are mostly there to study and work hard. Most of the classes are in Spanish except for the English classes with sometimes English text books. Most of the time you be bored, so as long as you have a car and go out every so often you are good. Also it is best to come early to your classes especially if you are trying to look for parking inside the campus.

    In three sentences

    It is a small university and usually there isn't much to do expect go and take your classes or study at our new library facility. There is a great cafeteria and small areas where you can go study quitely. You don't have to do a lot of walking because all the departments are close to one another and if you like to do sports, there are clubs you can participate yearly depending on the major you are pursuing.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 5

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Study a lot and party in crappy places. Drink with your friends at the beach. If you're like me and don't like to drink you can con to the bowling alley, ice skating arena, mini golf or to the beach.

    Food and Dining

    Poor eating facilities. Looks like a high school cafeteria. Cold food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are outside. You have to walk a lot to your dorm to class. No dorms inside the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Great faculty. Excellent academic standards. A lot of homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a close dorm. Be prepared to find no parking. Bring money for food.

    In three sentences

    Great business management department. Poor facilities. Friendly vibe.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 5

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    My way of fun is doing exercises and reading to mind a day.

    Food and Dining

    There are different fast food restaurants that solve for the convenience of the student and there are also supermarkets in food for those who want to make their food themselves and have variety.

    Dorm Life

    Students who are staying have to provide you a bed to sleep and spend the days while they can go home. Arrive on time for their classes at the University and is responsible for the person to keep the bed clean and in order.

    Academic Rigor

    The University must study a lot for exams. It requires time and dedication for classes and get involved in activities that help one to take work experience in the field of science.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students have to study every day. Do not get distracted by other things affecting or not leave out in study classes. And always be responsible at the University.

    In three sentences

    It has excellent programs of biology to then enter medical school. Also used to make different multidisciplinary research in the sciences. And provide extracurricular activities that complement the studies.