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.
2 years 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
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Student reviews of University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

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Recommended by

89% of students

Known for

Welcoming student body
Close to activities in a city
LGBTQ+ friendly
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Beautiful campus
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 instabi