University of Puerto Rico at Ponce

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Coordinates: 17°59′33″N 66°36′28″W / 17.99250°N 66.60778°W / 17.99250; -66.60778

University of Puerto Rico at Ponce
UPR at Ponce Seal.svg
Motto"¡Rojo y Negro Siempre!" ("Red and Black, Forever!")[1]
Established23 August 1970[2]
ChancellorHéctor L. Vilaro, Ph.D.
Academic staff
CampusUrban, 86 acres (0.35 km2)[3]
ColorsRed and Black         [4]
MascotRogelio (a lion)[4]
University of Puerto Rico at Ponce logo.png

The University of Puerto Rico at Ponce (UPRP or UPR-Ponce) is a state university located in the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico. UPRP is the only campus of the University of Puerto Rico System in the southern region of the island.[5]


The campus, with about 3,265 students, is very close to many tourist attractions the city of Ponce offers.


The school offers associate and bachelor degrees in the following areas:

Associate Degrees: Civil Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Physical Therapy

Bachelor's Degrees: Business Administration, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Social Sciences, Elementary Education, Computer Information Systems, Office Systems, and Sports Medicine Technology

Transfer Programs: Anthropology, Social Sciences, Political, Drama, Economics, Special Education, Secondary Education, Hispanic Studies, Philosophy, Geography, Art History, Western History, European History, English, Comparative Literature, Modern Languages, Music, Sociology, Chemistry, Land Surveying and Topography, Computer Science, Mathematics Education, Nursing, Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Computer), Mathematics, Special Education, Secondary Education, Applied Physics, Computational Mathematics, Industrial Chemistry, Management of Materials.

The UPRP has programs that combine study and work concurrently (practice) in the following areas: Physical Therapy, Athletic Therapy, Office Systems, Pedagogy, Forensic Psychology, Psychology and Mental Health, Accounting, Finance and Information Systems.

Alumni Association[edit]

  • Association of the University of Puerto Rico Alumni and Friends Abroad (UPRAA)[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "¿Quiénes Somos?". Universidad de Puerto Rico Ponce. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-02.
  2. ^ "Contexto Histórico". Universidad de Puerto Rico Ponce. Retrieved 2009-03-02.
  3. ^ "University of Puerto Rico at Ponce - Facts & Figures". American Education Services. 8 December 2006. Retrieved 2009-03-02.[dead link]
  4. ^ a b "Departamento Atlético". Universidad de Puerto Rico Ponce. Archived from the original on 5 March 2009. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
  5. ^ "Bienvenida del Rector". Universidad de Puerto Rico Ponce. Retrieved 2009-03-02.
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