University of Puerto Rico at Cayey

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University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
UPR at Cayey Seal.svg
Established 1967
Type Public
Rector Dr. Mario Medina
Academic staff 218
Undergraduates 4,128
Location Cayey, Puerto Rico
Campus 145 acres (0.59 km2), Urban

The University of Puerto Rico at Cayey (UPR-Cayey) is a state university located in the municipality of Cayey, Puerto Rico.

General information[edit]

The University of Puerto Rico at Cayey is among the fifty U.S. universities graduate more students in bachelor degrees in science and it is between universities designated as Minority Serving Institutions.

In the United States ranks thirty in the number of graduate students pursuing a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences. It is a school in various fields (Liberal Arts) because it offers a wide range of academic programs in multiple disciplines.

The University of Puerto Rico in Cayey also serves as a starting point for students interested in applying to programs in the Medical Sciences Campus or at Mayagüez Campus through what is known as articulated transfer.


UPR-Cayey has outstanding undergraduate research programs such as Howard Hughes Project, the NIH MBRS-RISE program ( and the PR-AMP program. These programs provide research experience to students of the natural sciences, promoting student participation in scientific research. These programs provide the funding and facilitate the experiences of science undergraduate students to do research either locally, in other campus of Puerto Rico, or in Universities in the U.S. It also houses the Environmental Education Center, the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, which supports students and teachers in colleges of neighboring municipalities in research projects and the Project for the Study of Women to advance women's rights through education, research and community service. This, among other programs offered to outstanding students take college courses before completing their secondary education or professionals who wish to take continuing education courses.

Campus population[edit]

  • Students: 3,659 (Fall 2007)
  • Faculty: 261; 70% Instructional Faculty

Academic Departments[edit]


  • Department of Humanities
  • Department of Hispanic Studies
  • Department of English
  • Department of Social Sciences

Natural Sciences[edit]

  • Natural Sciences Program
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics-Physics

Professional Schools[edit]

  • Department of Education
  • Physical Education Program
  • Department of Business Administration
  • Program Administration and Management Offices

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