Universidad Politecnica De Puerto Rico

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2014 Quick Stats
Box 192017

Hato Rey, PR 00919

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Phone: (787) 622-8000
Students
4,031
enrolled
79%
male /
21%
female
Admissions
rolling admission

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Summary

Universidad Politecnica De Puerto Rico is a private institution. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,031, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 10 acres.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico is a private, non-profit, co-educational institution of higher education founded in September 1966. At present, it is the largest private Engineering School in Puerto Rico and the only one in the metropolitan area of San Juan. It is also the largest private Hispanic Serving Engineering School in the United States and its Territories.
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico offers the following licensed and accredited programs at the undergraduate level, a) Bachelor of Science in Land Surveying and Mapping (1974), b) Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (1974), c) Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (1980), d) Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (1984), e) Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (1988), f) Bachelor of Business Administration (1990), g) Bachelor of Architecture (1995), h) Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (1997), i) Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (1997), j) Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences (2002), k) Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (2003) and l) Bachelor in Engineering Mechanical Engineering in Aerospace (2009). At the graduate level PUPR offers, a) Master in Engineering Management (1992), b) Master of Business Administration with electives areas of students interest in International Enterprises, Computer Information Systems and General Business (1997), c) Master in Environmental Protection Management (1998), d) Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering (1998), e) Master in Manufacturing Engineering (1998), f) Master in Manufacturing Competitiveness (1998), g) Master of Science in Manufacturing Competitiveness (1998), h) Master of Science in Civil Engineering (1998), i) Master in Civil Engineering (1998), j) Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (2002), k) Master in Electrical Engineering (2002), l) Master in Computer Engineering; m) Master of Science in Computer Engineering (2004), n) Master in Landscape Architecture (2006) and Master in Mechanical Engineering in Aerospace (2009). On 2012, the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) granted the initial accreditation for the Master of Landscape Architecture.

All programs of PUPR are authorized by the state licensing agency, and its program in Geomatic Sciences accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS, 1995). All its engineering programs Civil, Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical and Environmental are accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), the Architecture Program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and the Bachelor of Business Administration is accredited by IACBE.

The Board of Trustees of PUPR approved the following Institution's Mission:
As an institution of higher education, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico provides opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds in different locations using multiple methods of delivery to cultivate their potential for leadership, productivity and competitiveness with the purpose of providing greater social responsibility toward their communities, through exposure to intellectual, humanistic and technological advancement.

Vision
To be recognized as the leading Hispanic Serving Institution in multiple fields of study, meeting societal and industrial standards in general, in association with public and private enterprises; characterized by an emphatic relationship between faculty and students, and with a culture of client- oriented quality service , empowerment and teamwork. Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico reflects the meeting of the two pervasive cultures of the Americas, thus it is well positioned to interact with the Hispanic and Anglo worlds inside and outside its geographical borders by providing a technical, cultural and linguistic intermediary link.

General Information

School type private
Year founded N/A
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar N/A
Setting urban
2012 Endowment N/A

Applying

When applying to Universidad Politecnica De Puerto Rico, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Universidad Politecnica De Puerto Rico is $30.

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Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate N/A
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Universidad Politecnica De Puerto Rico is 19:1, and the school has 57.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Universidad Politecnica De Puerto Rico include: Civil Engineering, General; Electrical and Electronics Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Architecture; and Industrial Engineering.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 1%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Civil Engineering, General 18%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 18%
Mechanical Engineering 14%
Architecture 11%
Industrial Engineering 11%

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Student Life

Universidad Politecnica De Puerto Rico has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,031, with a gender distribution of 79 percent male students and 21 percent female students.

Total enrollment 4,743
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Universidad Politecnica De Puerto Rico offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Universidad Politecnica De Puerto Rico also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Of the students at Universidad Politecnica De Puerto Rico, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Universidad Politecnica De Puerto Rico.

Students who have cars on campus 50%
Health insurance offered Yes

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