University of Puerto Rico at Utuado

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University of Puerto Rico at Utuado
Universidad de Puerto Rico en Utuado
Escudo utuado SIN FONDO.png
Seal of the University of Puerto Rico at Utuado
Latin: Universitatis Portoricensis
Other name
UPRU
Former names
Colegio Regional de la Montaña (CORMO)
Type Public
Established 1979 (1979)
President Dr. Uroyoán Walker
Rector Dr. Raquel Vargas, Ph. D.
Academic staff
95
Students 1,682
Location Utuado, Puerto Rico
Campus Rural
Colors Forest green and Brown
         
Athletics LAI
Sports Table tennis, Track, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling[1]
Nickname Guaraguaos (Red-tailed Hawks)
Mascot "El Guaraguao" ("The Red-tailed Hawk")
Website www.uprutuado.edu

The University of Puerto Rico at Utuado (UPRU or UPR-Utuado) is a state university located in the municipality of Utuado, Puerto Rico. Founded in 1979, it is the youngest of the eleven campuses that compose the University of Puerto Rico system. UPR-Utuado is also known by its previous name Colegio Regional de la Montaña (English: Regional College of the Mountain) and its acronym "CORMO".

General information[edit]

The University of Puerto Rico at Utuado (UPRU) is the only university campus in Puerto Rico in a rural setting. The campus specializes in agricultural technological studies; it is located in the center of the island, about an hour and a half from San Juan, in a region of archaeological value where the first inhabitants of Puerto Rico, the Taino Indians, lived. The campus also offers associate and bachelor's degrees in:

Many of their academic programs also offer access to forty baccalaureate programs by articulated transfer to other campuses of the University of Puerto Rico.

The UPRU has established four study projects that promote integrated technical and human issues related to agriculture and rural life in the local and international environment. These are: Research and Documentation Center of Mountain Affairs, Project for Rural Life assessment Contemporary Articulation Learning Communities and Sustainability First Year Infrastructure.

Campus population[edit]

  • Students: 1,621
  • Faculty: 95

Alumni Association[edit]

  • Association of the University of Puerto Rico Alumni and Friends Abroad (UPRAA)[2]

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