University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
The University of Puerto Rico’s Río Piedras Campus (UPR-RP) is the oldest and largest of 11 campuses in the University of Puerto Rico System. A public research-oriented comprehensive doctoral institution, our campus is distinguished by diverse academic offerings that include 68 undergraduate programs, 48 master’s degrees, and 16 doctoral programs, as well as postgraduate certificates and a continuing-education program. Known affectionately as “la YUPI,” the campus, which was founded in 1903 as Puerto Rico’s first public university, began with a mere 173 students. Over the last 112 years, growth has been exponential, in terms of both size and the achievements that have contributed to our status as the most prestigious and respected institution of higher learning in Puerto Rico. The UPR-RP is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Doctoral Research Intensive University. Today our reputation extends beyond national and international borders, crossing languages and academic disciplines. It is bolstered by the solid formation and professional success of UPR-RP graduates as well as the accomplishments of first-rate faculty members committed to the goals of a tertiary education of excellence. Experienced non-teaching staff members provide support and services that enrich course offerings, campus activities, and the intellectual and professional formation of students.