University of Puerto Rico at Carolina

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University of Puerto Rico at Carolina
UPR at Carolina Seal.svg
Type Public
Established September 23, 1974
Rector Moises Orengo-Avilés
Academic staff
Undergraduates 4,240
Location Carolina, Puerto Rico
Campus Urban

The University of Puerto Rico at Carolina (UPRC or UPR-Carolina) is a state university located in the municipality of Carolina, Puerto Rico. UPR-Carolina is better known as CRCA or CUNICA from its former names in Spanish of Colegio Regional de Carolina and Colegio Universitario de Carolina respectively.

General information[edit]

The University of Puerto Rico at Carolina (UPRCA) is a regional college and it is the only one in the UPR system that offers the type of quarters, allowing complete studies in less time. This, given that specializes in highly dynamic and evolving disciplines such as Hotel and Restaurant Management and Tourism. In fact, the UPR Carolina has the first accredited program of Hotel and Restaurant Administration.

Located fifteen minutes from Isla Verde area, bordering the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in the metropolitan area, the UPR-Carolina offers a small, friendly campus with approximately 3.930 students.

It has the following associate and baccalaureate degrees, unique in the UPR system:

  • Associate Degree and Bachelor of Hotel and Restaurant Administration
  • Associate Degree in Interior Design
  • Associate Degree in Physical Education and Recreation for people with disabilities
  • Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering Industrial Maintenance
  • Associate Degree in Industrial Automation
  • Associate Degree in Automotive Technology
  • BA in Multidisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Cultural Tourism

It also stands out for its excellent programs in Graphic Arts and commercial advertising, which offers the opportunity to develop advertising strategies to real customers.

Similarly, the Bachelor of Criminal Justice with concentration in Law and Society and Forensic Psychology or the Associate Degree and Bachelor of Office Systems and Bachelor of Business Administration with concentration in Finance and Management, are well-recognized programs in both the university community and the workplace.

UPR-Carolina also serves as the first step for students who aspire to enter the Medical Sciences Campus (Do not get freshmen) in the areas of Nursing, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Health Education and Veterinary Technology.

As for extracurricular activities, UPR-Carolina has an extensive calendar of sporting and cultural activities throughout the year, with the Student Choir, University Band, Circle Theater, Ensemble Jazz and Popular Music and several prominent sports teams.

Campus population[edit]

  • Students: 4320
  • Faculty: 73

Alumni Association[edit]

  • Association of the University of Puerto Rico Alumni and Friends Abroad (UPRAA)[1]

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