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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | San Juan
Population | 342,259
Enrollment | 6,730
Language | Spanish
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host

Term Dates
Fall | 8/14-12/11
Spring | 1/24-5/21

Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan

San Juan, PR


About This Campus

The Metropolitan Campus (MC) is the largest unit of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico (IAUPR). It is a private coeducational non-profit teaching institution established in 1912 and was the first institution in Puerto Rico accredited by the Middle States Commissions on Higher Education (MSCHE) in 1944 till present. Other Accreditations: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Council of Social Work Education. Network of International Business Schools. National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation. MC is also licensed by the Council of Education of Puerto Rico. MC is an official campus since 1970. MC is the only institution in Puerto Rico that offers programs in English and Spanish. Students can earn degrees in Business Administration, Biomedical Science, Nursing and Psychology completely in English.

Location Information

The Inter American University of Puerto Rico Metropolitan Campus in Rio Piedras is located in the Island capital city of San Juan. Puerto Rico is an archipielago with diverse ecosystem within its territory, from tropical wetlands and rainforest to uninhabited desert locations. Its mountainous terrain and irregular coastline allows for the practice for many outdoors sports: hiking, camping, biking, zip lining, rappelling and surfing.

Helpful Information

Studying at M C provides exchange students with unique experience by means of the following: an off-campus Spanish language immersion, the official language in Puerto Rico. Plenty opportunities to interact with locals students and from other countries. May enjoy gastronomic, musical and traditional new experiences. The International Relations Office provides support to students who are not resident of Puerto Rico.
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? According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Medical Technology

Notable Academic Programs

  • Human Resource Management - Restriction: Host Pay only - Academic Offering in English, for non native Spanish speakers
  • Marketing - Restriction: Host Pay only - Academic Offering in English, for non native Spanish speakers
  • Nursing - Restriction: Host Pay only - Academic Offering in English, for non native Spanish speakers
  • Psychology -- Restriction: Host Pay only - Academic Offering in English, for non native Spanish speakers
  • Languages - - Restriction: Host Pay only - Minor in Modern Languages

Unique Academic Programs

  • Music - Popular Music- semester offering in Spanish

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Anthropology, Applied Biology... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Host Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

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

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: $3098.
  • 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: 18 ($190.00 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 15

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 $750.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Activity Fee $14.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Recreation Fee $19.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Health Service Fee $15.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Library Fee $40.00 Semester Host Mandatory
Generals Fee $60.00 Year Host Mandatory
Academic transcript Fee $10.00 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Tuition and Fees Per Semester Host Payment (Plan A) Students does not include cost for course specific enrollment (e.g. laboratory courses, uniforms materials and books required).

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/15/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Approximate cost: $4000.00
  • Students must live on campus
Notes About Housing
The housing for NSE students is in the brand new Campus Residence. It will be available for a semester or a whole year. The Residence apartments may include up to three bedrooms. Each bedroom consists of two twin-size beds and a shared bathroom. These apartments are fully equipped providing all the essential commodities. All rooms include air conditioning, water, electric services, and Wi-Fi. All the Residence apartments have a kitchen, dining, and living room which is shared with other students staying in the same apartment. Each room has furniture and a refrigerator, stove, and microwave. Regarding safety measures, the complex provides parking and a security system that includes access control. The Residence also has a power generator in case of a power failure emergency. For your stay at the Campus Residence, total payment is required at the time of signing the contract for the term. (Price $4,000.00 per person per term).

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
Meals plan are not available. There is a cafeteria on campus, and there are local stores and restaurants nearby.


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

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.


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