University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras is a public institution that was founded in 1903. It has an urban setting and the campus size is 274 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.
School mission and unique qualities :
Mission: As a public institution of higher education entrusted by law its principal mission is to achieve the following objectives: To transmit and enhance knowledge through the arts and sciences, and to make this knowledge available for the service of the community through the action of its professors, researchers, other personnel, students, and alumni. To contribute to the development, cultivation, and enjoyment of the aesthetic and ethic values of culture.