Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico

country rank  7
world rank  4156

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University Overview

Founded in 1966, Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico (Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico) is a non-profit private specialized higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of San Juan (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants). This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Miami, Orlando. Officially recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico (UPPR) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational Puerto Rican higher education institution. Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico (UPPR) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 54 years old Puerto Rican higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Puerto Rican higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UPPR also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Name Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
Acronym UPPR
Founded 1966
Colours Blue and yellow

University Location

Address 377 Ponce de Leon Avenue
San Juan
00919
Puerto Rico
Tel +1 (787) 622 8000
Fax +1 (787) 754 8268
Other locations Miami, Orlando

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Hispanic-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office PO Box 192017
San Juan 00919-2017
(787) 622 8000

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Engineering Schools
2000 Classification Schools of engineering and technology
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, higher part-time institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions focus, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico's Library
Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 57,973 physical volumes, 5,992 physical media, 8,736 digital/electronic medium and 42 licensed digital/electronic databases. Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 104 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1985


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Consejo de Educación de Puerto Rico (CEPR)
  • Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)
  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
  • Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021