Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (P.U.P.R.) is a private, non-profit, coeducational, nonsectarian institution founded in 1966. At present it is the largest private Engineering School in Puerto Rico and the only one in San Juan, Capital of Puerto Rico. It is also the largest private Hispanic Serving Engineering School in the United States and its territories.
PUPR seeks to develop highly qualified professionals with an understanding of general culture and with a sense of social responsibility. The Institution strives to maintain the academic excellence that must characterize modern scientific and technological universities and to incorporate in its administrative structure and academic processes all the techniques that will enable our graduates to face successfully the dynamic and changing world.
All programs at PUPR are authorized by the state licensing agency (Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education) and accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the USA Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS, 2005); 3624 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680, Telephone: (215) 662-5606, Fax: (215) 662-5501. Its engineering programs in Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical as well as Land Surveying and Mapping are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission ABET, www.abet.org. The Architecture Program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB); 1735 New York Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006; Telephone: (202) 783-2007, (202) 783-2822, and the School of Management by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) 11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, KS 66215 USA. The School of Landscape Architecture is accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB); 636 Eye Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001; Telephone: (202) 898-2444.