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University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo

University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo
Universidad de Puerto Rico en Arecibo
Latin: Universitatis Portoricensis
Former names
Colegio Regional de Arecibo (CRA)
Colegio Universitario Tecnológico de Arecibo (CUTA)
Established 1967 (1967)
Type Public
President Dr. Uroyoán Walker
Rector Dr. Otilio González Cortés, J.D., Ph. D.
Academic staff
Students 3,693
Location Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Campus Urban
Colors Yellow, White and Black
Athletics LAI
Sports Weightlifting, Track and field, Table tennis
Nickname Lobos (Wolves)
Mascot "Lobo" ("Wolf")

The University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo (UPRA or UPR-Arecibo) is a state university located in the city of Arecibo, Puerto Rico and part of the eleven campuses that compose the University of Puerto Rico system. UPR-Arecibo is known from its previous names "Colegio Regional de Arecibo" (English: Arecibo Regional College) and "Colegio Universitario Tecnológico de Arecibo" (English: Arecibo Technological University College) and its acronyms "CRA" and "CUTA".


  • General Information 1
  • Campus Population 2
  • Academics 3
  • Notable alumni 4
  • Greek life 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

General Information

Main building
UPRA at night

The University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo (UPRA), is located in the north of the island, next to the largest pharmaceutical and biotechnology complex in the Caribbean, the largest radio telescope in the world and agricultural areas of intense commercial activity. It is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

UPRA offers Associate and Baccalaureate Degrees, some of them unique in the UPR system:

  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
  • Bachelor of Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • Bachelor of Social Science with concentration in Latin American Studies (includes Latin American Studies Center and agreements with institutions in Latin America)
  • Bachelor of Industrial Chemical Process Technology
  • Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology.

UPRA also holds the distinction of being the Alma Mater of many communications professionals currently working in local and international media, and of independent producers who graduated from the Bachelor of Communication program ("Tele-Radial").

In addition, students in UPRA's Baccalaureate Program in Elementary Education highlighted by obtaining excellent scores on teacher certification exams of the Puerto Rico Department of Education.

Campus Population

  • Students: 3,693
  • Faculty: 257
  • Administrative personnel: 288


Department Bachelor's Degree Associate's Degree
Department of Business Administration Accounting
Department of Biology Microbiology Veterinary Technology
Department of Computer Sciences Computer Science
Department of Social Sciences Spanish American Studies
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Department of TV and Radio Communications TV & Radio Communications Technology
Department of Education Elementary Education
Physical Education
Department of Nursing Nursing
Department of Office Systems Office Systems
Department of Physics-Chemistry Industrial Chemical Process Technology Chemical Engineering Technology

Notable alumni

UPRA lobby

Greek life

The University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo has a number of fraternities and sororities, all members of the Inter-Fraternity Council of Puerto Rico.




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