University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

39 Ponce de Leon Ave, San Juan, PR

Questions and Answers about University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

Juan C.
1 year ago
What are your strongest majors and what programs do you offer to support them?

Majors offered at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

Biggest majors
Biology, General
Psychology, General
Accounting and Related Services

Academics at University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

Student Faculty Ratio
15 to 1
Somewhat Selective (43% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Demographics for University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Students1%16%14%83%0%1%0%
All College Students12%22%36%25%0%2%0%
Gender breakdown
University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras Students
< 4% Gender nonconforming
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Student reviews of University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

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Recommended by

86% of students

Known for

LGBTQ+ friendly
Welcoming student body
Close to activities in a city
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Diverse and Inclusive
Aleysha Pacheco Vargas
Painting and Studio Art
Art + 4 others



My experience at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras was very good. It has excellent professors and has very good faculties. The only problem that presents is the lodgings since they don't offer to lodge. But overall is a really good experience.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I didn't like the poor attention that the administration is paying to the campus in general. They don't give proper maintenance to the buildings, inside and outside. And there are almost no sections available for a lot of classes. On the other hand, they don't offer lodging anymore even when they have the options. They have literally at least 3 buildings empty.

Astrid Pizarro Martínez
Foreign Languages
Media Studies
Writing + 2 others



My university experience was singular. I started my undergrad degree at a time of economic upheaval for Puerto Rico. Obama had just signed PROMESA, which meant that many public services, including the public education system, would be suffering from severe budget cuts. During my freshman year, there was a student strike that lasted over two months. The main objective was to protest said budget cuts. Things did not get much better during my second year. Hurricane Maria hit the island on September of 2017, which sunk us into a deeper financial crisis. The university suffered both structurally, academically, and financially. After that, more and more budget cuts and tuition increases have been put into effect. Although my review sounds depressing, the UPR-RP is still a great place to study, and it deserves to be fought for. My five years their were amazing, and I managed to get by with federal student aid. It’s a shame what’s being done the university.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There is a lot of instability.



What I like about the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is that you get to be social and get experience through many communities for you to grow professionally. Every professor is unique, and helpful and will be there always if you need them.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

What I didn’t like about the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras is that you won’t get anything back if you don’t give something in return. I think it depends, but I would say that is fair to prepare us, to see how far we can go and never give a step back for our dreams to come true.

Jaliana Acevedo
Foreign Languages



The professors are all very good and so is the education. The cost of credits is all going up, but is still relatively good compared to other colleges.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Be aware of all the unexpected changes the president of the UPRRP makes and be aware of the calendar.

Zulairam Cartagena
Foreign Languages
Movies And Film
Scuba Diving
Poetry + 6 others



The curriculum offered and the diversity of all the majors and minors available make UPRRP unmatched in Puerto Rico. Social life is incredible and the campus is beautiful. I was able to learn with professors from all around the world, which enriched me with cultural knowledge and excellent academic preparation.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

How the local government is cutting its funding all around and trying to have it privatized.

vianka vazquez
Painting and Studio Art



There's always something going on in the university, protest, no electricity, office people don't answer the phone. it's kind of on the cheap side for a university on the bright side.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

there will mostly never be a full week of class.

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