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Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

San Juan, PR


  1. ABET accredited the all engineering programs
  2. NAAB accredited the School of Architecture

About This Campus

PUPR is a private, non-profit, co-educational higher education institution founded in 1966. The main campus is located in San Juan at the HatoRey ward, quite close to the Golden Mile. The main academic disciplines are: Engineering, Geomatic Sciences, Architecture and Business Administration. Also, PUPR is the largest private Hispanic Serving Engineering School in the United States and its territories. PUPR also has the authorization of the CHEPR and the accreditations of ABET, NAAB and IACBE.

Location Information

PUPR is located closer to the Golden Mile at San Juan. This is a banking district at the meropolitan area.

Helpful Information

The language of instruction is Spanish.

2023/2024 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | San Juan
Population | 421,958
Enrollment | 4,200
Language | Spanish
Calendar | Quarter
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/09-10/30
Winter | 11/15-02/19
Spring | 03/07-05/28

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 0%
Black | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 99%
Two or more | 0%
White | 1%
Other | 0%
International | 0%
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  • Priority: Before seniors
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Notable Academic Programs
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Business Administration

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within my own U.S. territory
  • 2.5 GPA
  • The language of instruction is Spanish. Students must demonstrate Spanish language proficiency on their home campus prior to placement. CALENDAR COURSE LOAD: The University operates on a trimester calendar (three semesters equals one academic year). Credit hours are awarded on a semester basis.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Quarter are current as of 06/25/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Quarter - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $2900.00.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Quarter
  • Host Payment: 12 ($240.00 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 12 ($240.00 per additional hour)

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 014255

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Quarter

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $30.00 Quarter Host & Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $950.00 Quarter Host & Home Optional
undergraduate Fee $300.00 Quarter Host Mandatory

Important Notes: Undergraduate fee cover the following fees: Athletic, Health services, technology and ID card.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/25/21

On-Campus Housing Per Quarter
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 0% living on campus
  • Double: $3800.00 (includes meals)
  • Per quarter unless otherwise noted
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 2
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 2
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $550.00
  • Proximity to campus: 1/2
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Limited space available at the In House apartments. Also, we offer a share or private room in a Guesthouse with share or private bathroom depends of the availability.

Meal Plans


Campus Links


Figures per Quarter are current as of 06/25/21

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 per quarter.


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