The University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (UPRM) , is a land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant state university established in 1911. Today, UPRM is a fully accredited, bilingual, and non-sectarian institution with approximately 12,500 (11,511 undergraduates, 836 master, and 153 doctoral) students and 797 faculty members. It is the second-largest campus of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) system comprising the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, and Engineering. The first includes the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Agricultural Extension Service. During the last decade the university moved from a teaching-only to a research and teaching institution.

The UPRM is well known for its science, technology engineering and agricultural programs, the quality of students and faculty, and a profound sense of collegiality.

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