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University of Puerto Rico at Utuado

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Other name  UPRU
Established  1979 (1979)
Acceptance rate  39.9% (2014)
Type  Public
President  Dr. Uroyoán Walker
Phone  +1 787-894-2828
University of Puerto Rico at Utuado
Former names  Colegio Regional de la Montaña (CORMO)
Rector  Dr. Raquel Vargas, Ph. D.
Address  PR-123, Utuado, 00641, Puerto Rico
Mascot  "El Guaraguao" ("The Red-tailed Hawk")
Undergraduate tuition and fees  Local tuition: 2,019 USD (2015), Domestic tuition: 4,041 USD (2015)
Similar  University of Puerto Rico at P, University of Puerto Rico at Ar, University of Puerto Rico at A, University of Puerto Rico at C, University of Puerto Rico at C

The University of Puerto Rico at Utuado (UPRU or UPR-Utuado) is a state university located in the municipality of Utuado, Puerto Rico. Founded in 1979, it is the youngest of the eleven campuses that compose the University of Puerto Rico system. UPR-Utuado is also known by its previous name Colegio Regional de la Montaña (English: Regional College of the Mountain) and its acronym "CORMO".


General information

The University of Puerto Rico at Utuado (UPRU) is the only university campus in Puerto Rico in a rural setting. The campus specializes in agricultural technological studies; it is located in the center of the island, about an hour and a half from San Juan, in a region of archaeological value where the first inhabitants of Puerto Rico, the Taino Indians, lived. The campus also offers associate and bachelor's degrees in:

  • Associate Degree in Pest Control
  • Associate Degree in Horticulture
  • Associate Degree in Livestock Industry
  • Associate Degree in Agricultural Production
  • Associate Degree in Food Processing
  • Associate Degree in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of Office Systems
  • Many of their academic programs also offer access to forty baccalaureate programs by articulated transfer to other campuses of the University of Puerto Rico.

    The UPRU has established four study projects that promote integrated technical and human issues related to agriculture and rural life in the local and international environment. These are: Research and Documentation Center of Mountain Affairs, Project for Rural Life assessment Contemporary Articulation Learning Communities and Sustainability First Year Infrastructure.

    Campus population

  • Students: 1,621
  • Faculty: 95
  • Alumni Association

  • Association of the University of Puerto Rico Alumni and Friends Abroad (UPRAA)
  • References

    University of Puerto Rico at Utuado Wikipedia

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