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Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

San Juan, PR

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.

2020/2021 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | San Juan
Population | 421,958
Enrollment | 4,200
Language | Spanish
Calendar | Quarter
Canada | Home (B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/05-10/26
Winter | 11/11-02/29
Spring | 03/09-05/30

Campus Diversity

White | 1%
Black | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 99%
Asian | 0%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 0%
Other | 0%
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Registration Priority
  • Before seniors
Notable Academic Programs
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Business Administration

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Aerospace Sciences: Aerospace Studies

Architecture: Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design

Art/Design/Fine Art: Interior Design

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Operation Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing

Engineering: Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geomatics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering

Environmental Studies: Environmental Engineering

Geography and Urban Studies: Surveying

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Information Systems

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Technology: Construction Technology, Surveying


Quick Links 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
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B

Tuition / Fees

-- 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 (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 08/08/19.
  • 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 (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) 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 (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Quarter
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 12 ($235.00 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 12 ($235.00 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Quarter
Figures are current as of 08/08/19.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $30.00 Quarter Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $950.00 Quarter Plan A & B Optional
Activity Fee $60 Quarter Plan A Mandatory
Athletic Fee $30 Quarter Plan A Mandatory
Health Service Fee $20 Quarter Plan A Mandatory
Library Fee $70 Quarter Plan A Mandatory
ID Card $15 Quarter Plan A Mandatory
Technology Fee $85 Quarter Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee $65 Quarter Plan A Optional
Enrollment Fee $35.00 Quarter Plan A Mandatory

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

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A 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 Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

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

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

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

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/08/19

On-Campus Housing Per Quarter
  • 0% living on campus
  • Double: $3800.00 (includes meals)
  • Per quarter unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living is limited
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 2
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 2
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 Per Quarter

  • Meal plans are not available.

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