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Universidad del Sagrado Corazon

San Juan, PR

The Portico is listed in the National Register of Historic Sites
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  1. Best known institution in Puerto Rico for Film and Communications
  2. Recently we inaugurated the School of Arts, Design and Creative Industries

About This Campus

Universidad del Sagrado Corazon was established in 1880 and is the oldest private educational institution in Puerto Rico. Sagrado is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education, the Council on Social Work Education, and the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. Sagrado incorporates undergraduate research experiences and service learning in most academic programs. Sagrado is the only Puerto Rican university recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in their "Community Engagement" and "Outreach and Partnerships" categories. Sagrado is well known in Puerto Rico for its communications programs and intercollegiate sports achievements.

Location Information

Sagrado is located in the heart of the San Juan metropolitan area, with easy beach access (20 minutes walking) and nearby malls, train stations, theaters, pharmacies, hospitals, restaurants, tourism areas, and more.

2023/2024 Placement

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Fast Facts

Location | San Juan
Population | 318,441
Enrollment | 4,500
Language | Spanish
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host
Term Dates
Fall | 08/17-12/14
Spring | 01/17-05/20

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 0%
Black | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 99%
Two or more | 0%
White | 0%
Other | 1%
International | 0%
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  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: After campus students
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Dance and music programs may require auditions for admission to major classes.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Audiovisual Production and Film - Sagrado's School of Communications represents the top-ranked school for communications in Puerto Rico, with its Film major representing its largest and most well-known program.

Unique Academic Programs

  • International Studies and Global Communication - This program represents the first of its kind in Puerto Rico, with a curriculum drawing from international relations, political economy, political science, sociology, anthropology, and peace studies.
  • Computer Sciences and Applied Digital Technologies - Sagrado’s Computer Sciences and Applied Digital Technologies program is focused on application development incorporating the latest technological advances and trends, with an interdisciplinary approach at the intersection of communications and software development.
  • Experiences Design: Tourism and Events - This program focuses on event management, cultural experience design, gastronomy, hospitality, and more with a unique emphasis on the tourism sector in Puerto Rico.
  • Human Diversity and Oppression - This minor focuses on the construction of just societal relationships and human rights.
  • Sustainable Development - Sagrado’s Sustainable Development major provides an interdisciplinary education and promotes the analysis of local and global problems from a variety of perspectives. It is centered on the study of development through a sustainable lens, with a systemic focus and cemented in the values of solidarity, justice and peace.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

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GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within my own U.S. territory
  • 2.50 GPA
  • The language of instruction of most courses is Spanish, and English course offerings are extremely limited. While some classroom materials such as textbooks may be in English, all students are required to demonstrate a B2 high-intermediate level of proficiency in Spanish.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Summer Exchange
  • Host Pay
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay
Canadian Students
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 01/24/23

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $4125.
  • 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 students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment 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 students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 18 ($235 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 18 ($235 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
Admission Fee $25 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $25 Year Host & Home Mandatory
ID Card $10 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Labs/workshops Fee $180 Semester Host & Home Mandatory

Important Notes: LAB/WORKSHOP FEES: $30 to $180 -This charge will depend on the courses in which the student chooses to enroll. These charges are indicated each semester in our Class Schedule at https://www.sagrado.edu/en/class-schedules-and-academic-calendars/ HEALTH INSURANCE: The student must present evidence of her/his medical coverage in Puerto Rico; if no plan of equal or greater coverage is provided, Sagrado's insurance will be charged automatically to the student's account.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 01/24/23

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 10% living on campus
  • Double: $1600
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $600
  • Proximity to campus:
Meal Plans Notes About Meal Plans
Students can prepare their own meals in dormitory kitchens, or they may eat in the campus cafeterias. We offer a shuttle service to a Walmart store near the campus, and the local supermarket delivers groceries for orders of $50 or more. San Juan also has UberEats and other food delivery services, as well as Uber so students can move easily to restaurants, supermarkets, department stores, and pharmacies.


Figures per Semester are current as of 01/24/23

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $500 Semester Host & Home Waiver Available

Important Notes about Health Insurance
All incoming NSE students must either purchase Sagrado's health insurance policy or show proof of equivalent coverage in Puerto Rico. Many U.S. health insurance providers treat Puerto Rico as ''out-of-network'' so it is important to verify with your health insurance provider what coverage is available to you in Puerto Rico.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance


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