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Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Metropolitan

San Juan, PR


About This Campus

The Metropolitan Campus (MC) is the largest and most complex unit of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico (IAUPR). Is a private coeducational non-profit teaching institution established in1912 and was the first institution in Puerto Rico accredited by the Middle States Commissions on Higher Education (MSCHE) in 1944 at present. Others 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 Sciences, Nursisng 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

Helpful Information Study at M C provides exchange students with unique experience by means of the following: an of -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.

Chance of Placement

Host Payment (A)
Home Payment (B)
Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing back-up options.

Campus Links

Campus Homepage

Fast Facts

Location | San Juan
Population | 395,326
Enrollment | 9,659
Language | Spanish
Calendar | Trimester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/01-11/06
Winter | 11/08-02/26
Spring | 02/27-06/02

Campus Diversity

White | 0%
Black | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 98%
Asian | 0%
Native/1st Nation | 2%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 0%
Other | 0%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Medical Technology

Notable Academic Programs

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

Unique Academic Programs

  • Music - Popular Music- semester offering in Spanish

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Art/Design/Fine Art: Design

Athletics: Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Microbiology

Business: Accounting, Administrative Systems Management, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing

Chemistry: Chemistry

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Education: Elementary Education, English, Kindergarten Education, Mathematics, Preschool Education, Special Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

Foreign Language: French, German, Italian, Portuguese

General Studies: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Health and Safety Sciences: Nursing

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

Mathematics: Mathematics

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Humanistic Studies, Religious Studies

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Science, Social Work

Technology: Information Technology, Sports Technology



Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A/B
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Fees

  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Trimester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of N/A.
  • Estimated cost: $0.
  • 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 Trimester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): N/A
  • Home Payment (Plan B): N/A
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Trimester
Figures are current as of N/A.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status

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

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:


    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 N/A

    On-Campus Housing Per Trimester
    • 0% living on campus
    • not available
    Off-Campus Housing
    • Appoximate monthly cost: $
    • Proximity to campus:
    Meal Plans Per Trimester
    • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.

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