Universidad del Turabo

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University of Turabo
Universidad of Turabo
University of Turabo logo.png
Former names
Puerto Rico Junior College
Motto Pensar es Crear la Luz de la Vida
Motto in English
Thinking is Creating the Light of Life
Established 1972[1]
Type Private
Rector Dennis Alicea, Ph.D.[1]
Academic staff
150 full-time
Administrative staff
200 adjunct professors[1]
Students >42,000[1]
Location Map of Puerto Rico highlighting Gurabo.svg, Gurabo, Puerto Rico
Mascot Tainos
Website UT.PR

Universidad del Turabo (English: University of Turabo) is a private, non-profit,[citation needed] and secular university system in Puerto Rico.


Brief History[edit]

Universidad of Turabo (UT) is one of the institutions within the Ana G. Mendez University System (SUAGM according to its Spanish acronym). Since its establishment in 1972, the University has significantly enhanced the number and quality of its educational programs along with its research activities. In 1974 it earned accreditations from two of the most prestigious organizations nationwide: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Puerto Rico Higher Education Council. In 2004 began the doctoral program in Environmental Sciences and the advent of the Strategic Plan for Scientific Research. Today, enrollment exceeds 15,000 students of which over 450 are doctoral level.


It is part of the Ana G. Mendez University System and is integrated by seven campuses:

Notes and references[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [1] - official site.