Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

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Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
PolytechnicUniversityofPuertoRicoLogo.jpg
TypePrivate
Established1966
PresidentErnesto Vázquez Barquet
Undergraduates5,195[1]
Postgraduates721
Location
CampusUrban
ColorsBlue and Yellow          
NicknameLa Poli (Poly)
MascotCastor (Beaver) Castor-PUPR.jpeg
Websitewww.pupr.edu

The Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (PUPR) —commonly referred as Poly or La Poly in Spanish— is a private university in San Juan, Puerto Rico. PUPR offers a broad range of technical degrees with a special focus on engineering professions.

Academics[edit]

Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (PUPR) is a private non-profit institution specializing in Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Land Surveying and Geomatics, and Business Administration.[2] The main campus is located in the island's financial district which is the very core of metropolitan San Juan.[2] Within the United States and its territories, the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico is the second largest institution of higher education graduating Hispanic engineers.[3] Today, more than 40% of the graduating engineers in Puerto Rico are alumni of the Polytechnic University. Currently, there are nearly 6,000 students at the San Juan campus.[2]

PUPR is accredited by the Council of Higher Education of Puerto Rico, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). In addition, five of PUPR's engineering programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and two more programs are currently engaged in the preliminary accreditation process as required by ABET. These five engineering programs accredited by ABET are the first ones offered by a private institution in Puerto Rico that have received such a recognition.

Program Occasion Commission
Chemical Engineering (BS) [2006] First Time EAC
Computer Engineering (BS) [2006] First Time EAC
Land Surveying and Mapping (BS) [2006] First Time ASAC
Environmental Engineering (BS) [2002] Second Time EAC
Civil Engineering (BS) [1996] Third Time EAC
Electrical Engineering (BS) [1996] Third Time EAC
Industrial Engineering (BS) [1996] Third Time EAC
Mechanical Engineering (BS)[1996] Third Time EAC

Additionally, the School of Architecture is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), the School of Landscape Architecture by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) and the School of Management is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

College of Engineering[edit]

Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

PUPR is the largest private Hispanic engineering school in all of the United States and Puerto Rico and the only engineering school in the metropolitan area of San Juan. Since its inception, PUPR has graduated approximately 4,500 Hispanic engineers and surveyors.

Currently, the College of Engineering is 80% of the total PUPR undergraduate enrollment with 4,566 students. This enrollment will rank PUPR on the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) enrollment in engineering survey as the 20th largest engineering college in the U.S. and its territories. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://asee.org/publications/profiles/colleges/index.cfm?schoolrecid=3874&section_combo=5&screenid=4&dummy_count=1. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b c "Welcome to PUPR". Archived from the original on November 13, 2002. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Schools".
  4. ^ "Publications: American Society for Engineering Education". www.asee.org.

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Coordinates: 18°25′21″N 66°03′20″W / 18.42250°N 66.05556°W / 18.42250; -66.05556