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Reviews 110 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Sexual assault isn't a problem inside the campus; the major concerns with the surrounding neighborhoods. Inside the campus we have a very efficient special security measures and a great deal of guards, who's only job is to keep you safe.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: We don't have specific benefits for being in this program or another. They only difference is the professors, if they are willing to help you achieve some extracurricular goals, and the department headquarters, which are usually hard to deal with and coveted by students all the time.

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2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There isn't a party scene at the school, mainly because of it's religious views. Even if one thing doesn't really have to influence the other, the students who arrange the activities have to be very careful not to cross lines. For example, we aren't allowed to tittle a party "Halloween Party" we have to call it "Masks' Party".

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school has a very large sum of opportunities and benefits for the athlete, in and out of the facilities. That being said, it isn't the first choice for the development of a sports directed career considering that the school specifies in communications.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The best way to get financial aid is to have really good grades and press the issue with the Asistencia Integrada (Financial Aid) office. Send emails and work your way through the system.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Getting into the Humanities Department, majoring in psychology, was not difficult. As long as you have a great GPA and the time to submit the paperwork in time, you might not have any issues achieving your goal. I feel like the criteria should be more defined and the election more selective. My most valuable tip would be to administrate an interview or an essay evaluation, considering the skills needed to take on professions from this department, and any other department for that matter.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I appreciate the effort put in by everyone at my department, but it is difficult to learn sometimes. Some professors are too busy trying to sound 'too complicated to understand' and making their course sound more difficult than it actually turns out be during the first month (August-September) and push in all the material in October and November. I enjoy my classes but I would like for them to be delivered with better execution.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Campus strictness is only applied if you get caught, but it isn't pursued. The administration doesn't seek out the violations but they act upon them if brought to their attention. They have a very opened mind and are inclined to negotiate forgiveness and the severity of the punishment.

College Junior

Scholarships: I have a particular discount because a family member.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live at home. A lot of students do since it's a commuter college.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: It's warm, most of it is cooked fresh. Lots of typical Caribbean food. Not a totally varied menu considering the amount of chicken used. Chicken everything. But the prices are fair and they serve plenty.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: If I was back in high school, I would definitely pick this school again. It has a particular atmosphere that is very laidback and welcoming, which I appreciated very much when starting school. College can be incredibly overwhelming so it was nice to be in a small campus where everyone knows each other.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There's a whole host of students. The science majors are great but spend the most time together. The rest mill around campus. The art nerds are very quiet and stick to their corner. The loud hipster/outcasts are extremely nice and welcoming. The athletes, though they spend most of their time together, are oddly inclusive.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The neighborhood next to the school isn't the safest and does a history of theft. That said, on campus is generally very secure. I feel safe walking around by myself, unless it's after 9pm, because it is mostly a commuter school and by then most of the students are gone and residents are in their dorms.

There's a lot of campus security and the state police do rounds there on occasion to check up on things. If anything were to happen, it is properly notified to the student/faculty population but I haven't heard of any major incidents in a few years.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Transportation is basically null since the bus system isn't the safest after dark. That said, most people who stay on campus have cars so it's pretty easy to go clubbing or hang out at Old San Juan. People don't get carded much unless actually buying drinks, but that's because the legal drinking age in Puerto Rico is 18.

5 College Junior

Academics: I major in Public Relations, which is in the Communications Department. It's far and away the best communication department in the country. The majority of Puerto Rico's news reporters and anchors, journalists, advertisers, artists, radio/film/tv crews and producers, actors, and publicists are Sagrado alumni. They have state-of-the-art television, radio and film equipment, as well as a very experienced, well-connected faculty.

The Department of Natural Sciences is also recognized as one of the best in the country. Their biology, biotech, nursing and Informatics programs are top-rated in Puerto Rico and the States.

4 College Junior

Academics: The workload is not that complex the first few years but the core classes can get pretty intense, especially during finals season. Registration can be done completely online, though class recommendations should already be done before registration time rolls around, because counselor and adviser offices tend to get pretty full once registration for the next semester starts. (Generally around three or four weeks before finals).

3 College Junior

Parking: The permit cost can be steep for some students (around $60 a semester). However, this includes campus security, and outside of campus is not the safest place to park one's car. Therefore, it's recommended that students pay the $60 to ensure their car's safety, and that fills up the parking spots pretty fast. That said, campus is the last stop of the local metro area train so a lot of students leave their car in whatever station is nearest to their house and then take the train to school.

5 College Junior

Diversity: Because Puerto Rico has such a rich history in terms of ethnicity, racial issues are rare on campus. Thought most people are raised Christian, it's a very liberal campus. Sexual orientation discrimination doesn't happen much since one could say that more than half the male population and a good chunk of the female population do not identify as heterosexual.

In terms of economic background, historically, Sagrado has been considered more of a school for kids in the upper-middle to higher classes. Recently, however, because of the increase in students with scholarships, it has a wide variety of students from all sorts of economic backgrounds.

3 College Junior

Technology: They just redid the library and the computers are pretty good. Up-to-date and no major printing issues. The Wi-Fi availability isn't the best during peak class hours but it's certainly gotten better.

College Junior

Greek Life: There is no Greek life per se, though I have heard of co-ed fraternities on-campus before.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Sports aren't a huge part of campus life unless you're an athlete.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of great, little, unknown spots only the college students who've been there a while know about. They're all locally-owned businesses, if a bit more expensive than on-campus dining. If you aren't feeling too adventurous or just feeling a bit thrifty, there's plenty of fast food spots nearby. The closest thing would be Subway and Burger King, which are walking distance.

College Junior

Party Scene: I don't know anything about this.

4 College Junior

Parking: The parking is small but so is the student population so it's not a problem. I've never had any trouble finding a spot.

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