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Reviews 13 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I just started a week ago I'm adjusting really well.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Ponce is an important historic and cultural city of Puerto Rico. UPR-Ponce campus is filled with positive energy faculty members, undergraduate students and employees. This campus is small size in comparison with others, but the education is excellent with the best professors and mentors that are willing to help you achieve every goal that you think about. I graduated from an Associate Degree in year 2012, and in year 2016 I will graduate from a Bachelor Degree in Biology- Concentration Biomedical sciences with an overall G.P.A. of 3.5 but enriched with unique extracurricular activities, community service, summer internships, social experiments, symposiums, investigations and workshops/conferences offered to the community. I think all departments have a coordinated program and curriculum that enables the student to fulfill each academic, professional and personal goal each semester. In February, 2014 a group of volunteer students started to cultivate the seed of knowledge and hunger for progress. In a civic manner, they established the urban garden called Huerto Atabey in honor to a local Indian "goddess" cultural tradition, and under the non-profit student organization Coalición Estudiantil Pro - Agricultura (CEPA). CEPA aims to educate and create consciousness to the whole community about the importance of achieving an optimum level of food security in Puerto Rico and reduce dependence of imported food or aid. These students offers a series of conferences and workshops to local schools, universities, urbanizations, low - income communities and stratified minority students because they believe that the power comes from the educated communities from every corner and circumstances. In addition to all this facts mentioned earlier, this campus has the UPR-R.I.S.E. Program for Biomedical/Biotechnology/Chemistry students aiming for graduated studies or PhD in related sciences topics. There are tutoring programs during each semester to help students.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My hometown, being Ponce, is where I have always visualized my life flourishing. One major advantage the UPR has is that precisely, being home. Of course, when tracing out my trajectory for my college life I always considered out of state schools. But, when I visited them I would get a feeling of unclarity and nostalgia, as if something was missing. Some time later, my grandmother came upon a wonderful idea: to visit national universities in our homeland. And so we did. The first thing I loved about the UPR of Ponce was its rich vegetation. The "flamboyan" trees, the striped palms, and the flamboyant orchids intrigued me, like love at first sight. And that is when I knew

that I belonged there. My first days in the UPR were full of unknown, but clear, faces. I understood, and they understood, that we were all here for the same reason.

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4 College Junior

Local Area: The atmosphere is very good, even though the city it's not so big. There're plenty things to do: you got the Museum of Art of Ponce, also we got multiples theaters, various shopping malls and many other things that help the students in many ways.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: Not very strict either so easy.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: The sun is hot, sometimes is raining but, it can be best define as fresh.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Local Area: The people is not very sociable but you can find some good friends.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Much places to go, but you may get in a fight every time.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Ponce is not a great city, is not a very safe place. Nothing to do around there due to the lack of security.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Improving Myself for My Future – Every moment has its positive side, I really like all the experiences I've live because I feel that I'm getting prepared for my future. Including all the people I knew, the knowledge I improved and every opportunity that I have in the campus. During these years I worked as math tutor and visit different places as a course requirement. I know every experience helps me a lot and if I have the opportunity to choose a college, I would choose UPR-Ponce again!

3 College Senior

Parking: Parking on campus is not bad, is just that you have to get to the college like 30 minutes before to find a parking near the entrance. But you always going to find a parking, as early you get there more accessible it is.

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5 College Senior

Local Area: Something to Do at Free Time College – Around the college there are some attractions including shopping, movie theater and sports/recreation. With these attractions I try to get less stress while I share with my college friends. Also, inside the university are some cultural events and activities that students likes. For example, theater works, chorus show and different organizations from every department of the college. In which I could introduce myself and have more experiences that I'll share in the future.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There Is Room for Improvement – Most guards in the university are over weight. Recently there has been seminars and night classes for the guards to improve their health and consecuantly improve our safety. The nurses and doctors are very helpful. The appearence and health overall in the university is good, with the exception of the bathrooms that are close to the auditorium and the first floor of the deans building.

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