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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | San Juan
Population | 421,958
Enrollment | 3,991
Language | Spanish
Calendar | Quarter
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 08/05-10/27
Winter | 11/11-02/16
Spring | 03/04-05/25

Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

San Juan, PR
ABET accredited the all engineering programs
NAAB accredited the School of Architecture
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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 Hato Rey 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 metropolitan area.

Helpful Information

The language of instruction is Spanish.
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


RegistrationNotable Academic Programs
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Business Administration

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

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


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • General Eligibility Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within my own U.S. territory
  • 3.00 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
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper, N/A computer or 80.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Home Pay only
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Home Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Quarter are current as of 05/15/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Quarter - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $3290.00.
  • 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 Quarter
  • Host Payment: 12 ($275.00 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 12 ($275.00 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 Quarter

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $200.00 Quarter Host & Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $650.00 Quarter Host & Home Optional
Health Service Fee $25.00 Quarter Host Mandatory
ID Card $15.00 Quarter Host Mandatory
Transportation Fee $1115.00 Year Host Mandatory
undergraduate Fee $350.00 Quarter Host Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Undergraduate fee cover the following fees: Students activities Athletic, Athletic fees, Library and Technology fees, among others.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/15/24

On-Campus Housing Per Quarter
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Approximate cost: $4131.00 (includes meals)
  • Students must live on campus
Notes About Housing
Limited space available at the housing building.

Meal Plans


Figures per Quarter are current as of 05/15/24

Important Notes about Health Insurance
The medical services fees is allocated in the general fees. PUPR do not charge for medical insurance, we offer medical services. We encourage that the student obtained a personal health insurance.

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


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