College Sophomore 2013-09-03T03:55:22Z
Academically we are the best in the country, but when it comes to the facilities there should be much more care.
College Senior 2013-05-20T23:44:25Z
The different faculties organize different activities on campus. My faculty is Humanities and normally there are various cultural activities linked to the Language Department and Arts Department. These can include food sales, bake sales, organized presentations about various topics. The Drama Department also offers many plays at low prices in the Universities' Theater.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-16T01:32:42Z
My school's social context makes it one of the most important institutions for the development of critical thinkers that will impact the future of my small island. People here are not afraid to express their opinions freely. It is a place where many different ideologies coexist and blend naturally, promoting intellectual growth.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-16T01:20:40Z
Student life is one of the most positive aspects of my campus. students are very involved both socially and politically, as rallies and marches are commonplace. Although there aren't many fraternities or sororities, there are a myriad of student organizations that cater to the interests of every student and provide many different events for people to get involved in. There is always something to do in terms of free conferences, concerts, shows and other activities of interest.
Recent Alumnus 2013-02-24T02:04:14Z
Green spaces!!!! Amazing, it's one of the best things on campus. You can walk accross the front lawns, or just sit anywhere next to a tree... even bring your dog for a frisby run. You can study outside, sit on a bench, and feel all the peace and beauty God has given through his amazing natural creations... Libraries are very nicely equiped, be sure to have your student ID, and copy card with you at all times. The main library' services close at 10pm, but the big one at 12am. Or if you'd prefer, study somewhere within the Faculty of Natural Sciences, where there is always light, and the univ. never closes it's gates. There are kareoke contests, bands come to play on campus, there is the cultural 'Jueves de Río Piedras', with artesans and all. Students usually hang in their rooms studying, hah, at bars, clubs nearby, go to Plaza Las Américas to watch a movie, go bowling, walk in Old San Juan or Condado, go to concerts or festives using the public transportation (bus -which don't get to the stop at an accurate time- or the train, which is cheap). There are a couple of tennis courts, long tracks were students can walk, run or jog. There are tiny theaters and a big beautiful one that have classical concerts, special presentations or plays throughout the year. There is a "center" with fast food services, but there are also many 'criollo' independent food service inside the campus. Near the 'centro de estudiantes', there is a game room, that's always full of people, playing pool, and table tennis. Traditions: I would say the campus has become a bit popular for its strikes. Some of them involve claims such as: that students are considered in administration issues as conditioned by the Middle States Association, denunciation of violent police interventions with students, and also if something is thought to makeharder for students to get enrolled at the univ (economical factors, and so on).