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Puerto Rico, University of

Puerto Rico, University of, main campus at Río Piedras, near San Juan; land-grant and commonwealth; coeducational; founded 1903 as successor to a normal school. The Río Piedras campus has faculties of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, business administration, law, education, and architecture, as well as a general studies program. At Mayagüez there are faculties of arts and sciences, agriculture, engineering, and business administration. The medical sciences campus is at San Juan, and the university also maintains campuses at Humacao, Cayey, Ponce, Bayamón, and Arecibo. The Institute for Caribbean Studies is at Río Piedras.

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