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Universidad de Puerto Rico

Entre Ave. Ponce de León y Ave. Barbosa San Juan View map
Puerto Rico
#801-1000
Public
High
50,591
2,688
448

Overview

Founded in 1903, the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) is the only state-supported university system in Puerto Rico. The University was comprehensively reorganized as a system by Law No. 1 of January 20, 1966. Law 1 (as amended) states that the University’s mission is to serve the people of Puerto Rico as a higher education institution, true to democratic ideals and within the framework of academic and scientific freedom. As such, it must transmit and increase knowledge in the arts and sciences for the benefit of the community through the work of its faculty, researchers, students, and alumni. In addition, it must contribute to the development and enjoyment of the ethical and esthetic values of culture.

 The University System comprises 11 institutional units with the following Carnegie Classifications: Río Piedras (Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activities); Mayagüez (Master’s Colleges &Universities: Medium Programs); Medical Sciences (Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers); Cayey (Baccalaureate Colleges:Arts & Sciences Focus); Aguadilla, Arecibo, Bayamón, Carolina, Humacao, and Ponce(Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields); andUtuado (Baccalaureate/Associate’sColleges:  Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate’s).

The University System comprises 11 institutional units with the following Carnegie Classifications: Río Piedras (Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activities); Mayagüez (Master’s Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs); Medical Sciences (Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers); Cayey (Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus); Aguadilla, Arecibo, Bayamón, Carolina, Humacao, and Ponce (Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields); and Utuado (Baccalaureate/Associate’s Colleges:  Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate’s).



 

University Highlights

Total students - 50,591

10%
90%

International students - 448

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%

Total faculty staff - 2,688

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2455

Total students - 50,591

10%
90%

International students - 448

Total faculty staff - 2,688

2455
233
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