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Universidad del Sagrado Corazon

San Juan, PR

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  1. Best known institution in Puerto Rico for Film and Communications

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.

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.

Fast Facts

Location | San Juan
Population | 347,052
Enrollment | 4,500
Language | Spanish
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 08/18-12/18
Spring | 01/19-05/21

Campus Diversity

White | 0%
Black | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 99%
Asian | 0%
Native/1st Nation | 0%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 0%
Other | 1%
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-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Dance and music programs may require auditions for admission to major classes.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Sustainable Development
  • Audiovisual Production and Film

Unique Academic Programs

  • International Studies and Global Communication
  • Computer Sciences and Applied Digital Technologies
  • Experiences Design: Tourism and Events
  • Human Diversity and Oppression
  • App Development

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Art
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Choral Music
  • Communication
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Dance
  • Digital Arts
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exercise Science
  • Film
  • Hospitality Management
  • International Studies
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performance and Directing
  • Performing Arts: Voice
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Radio and Television Studies
  • Social Work
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Tourism Management
  • Visual Arts


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 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
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

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 Semester - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 07/15/20.
  • Estimated cost: $4050.
  • 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 Semester
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 18
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18 ($230 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/15/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $15 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $25 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
ID Card $10 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Labs/workshops Fee $180 Semester Plan A & B 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.

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
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003937

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 07/15/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • 10% living on campus
  • Double: $1550
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living is limited
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $600
  • Proximity to campus:
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal plans are not available.
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.

Health Ins.

Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 07/15/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $500 Semester Plan A & B 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

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