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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Cayey
Population | 41,652
Enrollment | 1,983
Language | Spanish
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Host Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 08/12-12/13
Spring | 01/13-05/20

University of Puerto Rico, Cayey

Cayey, PR

NCATE Accreditation for Education majors.
Opportunity in Research.
Extracurricular activities and cultural trips around the island.

About This Campus

The University of Puerto Rico at Cayey is located in the mountains of the central region area of Puerto Rico. Cayey is situated 45 minutes from San Juan and Ponce, the major cities of Puerto Rico. With a short drive in each direction you will find the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Puerto Rico's one season climate invites participation in outdoor activities such as fishing, scuba diving, wind surfing, sailing, swimming and other recreational activities. The University of Puerto Rico at Cayey is situated on a beautiful park-like campus of 145 acres. It offers it's 2,200 students 28 bachelor degrees programs in business administration, education, sciences, arts, humanities, hispanic studies, social and behavioral sciences.

Location Information

Our campus is located in the eastern center area of the Island. We are situated in a small town of the Island with a population of 48,119. We are surrounded by nature, mountains and rivers. Cayey is just 45 minutes away from San Juan, Puerto Rico's beautiful capital city.

Helpful Information

The language of instruction is Spanish. Certain advanced Spanish courses might be limited depending on language proficiency. Must have a interview with a Spanish professor or the NSE Coordinator before being placed.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Open
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Open
Understand Chances of Placement


  • Campus Catalog
  • When will I register? After campus students
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Business Administration General Program, Secondary Education in Mathematics, History and Secondary Education in History. History courses can be taken because the minor in History is open.

Natural Sciences the student has to have the prerequisites completed for the science courses.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Education Department - The Education Department is accredited by CAEP the Council of the Acreditation of Educator Preparation, and the 98% passes the Education Board test in Puerto Rico and the results can be used in USA.https://cayey.upr.edu/decanato-de-asuntos-academicos/pedagogia/
  • Natural Sciences - Includin Biology and Chemistry these three programs offer investigations for students with RISE Program and Howard Hughes Program.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Adapted Physical Education, Biology/Life Science... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • General Eligibility Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within my own U.S. territory
  • The language of instruction is Spanish. Students must demonstrate Spanish language proficiency on their home campus prior to placement and passed the oral interview. History courses can be taken because the minor in History is open.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Host Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 04/23/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $2722.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 21
  • Home Payment: 15 ($162.00 per additional hour)

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $300.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory
Activity Fee $175.00 Year Host & Home Mandatory
ID Card $10.00 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Technology Fee $50.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Maintenance Fee $100.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Laboratory Fee $100.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Health Insurance Fee $463.00 Semester Host & Home Optional
Other Fee $157.00 Credit Hour Host Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: There is a $100.00 lab. fee if students take a class that requires a lab. (science, psychology or certain education classes) The OFFICIAL cost for books and supplies is $1,084 per semester (Financial Aid Office)

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 04/23/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $300.00
  • Proximity to campus: 0.86 miles
Notes About Housing
Until further notice, no oncampus housing. The cost of double room is $300 but there is only a single room is $350.00. Depends what type of room and place. Laundry facilities on some housing are in another facility. There are taxi cars and Uber is difficult to get in Cayey.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
Inside the University we have a cafeteria, there are lots of restaurants and food markets in walking distance, as well groceries stores.


Figures per Semester are current as of 04/23/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $649.00 Semester Host & Home Mandatory

Important Notes about Health Insurance
The health insurance costs less for the first semester, the second semester includes summer, the price depends on the coverage the student needs, with pharmacy, etc. If the insurance the student has does not cover Puerto Rico is mandatory to have ours. Students must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including the buster and show the proof of it.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


    Comments on Problems or Conditions for Access
    Uber, taxi and public bus (will not accept luggage). In Cayey specifically is only taxi.

    Other Health Related Comments
    Is important that if you have medical insurance has to cover in Puerto Rico, if not, the student have to pay our insurance.

    All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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