An icon of the education progress in Puerto Rico - URP RP - University of PR Rio Piedras campus. Rio Piedras is a part of San Juan - the capital.
The iconic university clock tower was built in 1937 and christened as the Franklin Delano Roosevelt tower, in honor of that U.S. president and his interest in the building of the university. La Torre (as The Tower is nicknamed in Spanish) is located at the entrance of the Román Baldorioty de Castro Building. Also at the entrance of the Tower, the coats of arms of the nations of the Americas appear in a bronze circle, as a symbol of Panamerican Union.
The University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, also referred to as UPR-RP and La IUPI, is a public research university located on a 289-acre campus in Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico. UPR-RP serves more than 18,000 students, of which 20% - the first are graduate students, and grants an average of over 3,000 degrees a year It was founded in 1903 - the 1st public university.
It first during 1903-1950 trained thousands of teachers which in turn spread across the island in all corners and established schools of all sizes and brought education to the masses.
Its academic offerings range from the bachelor to the doctoral degree, through 70 undergraduate programs and 19 graduate degrees with 71 specializations in the basic disciplines and professional fields. The engineering section is located in Mayaguez (RUM).
UPR‐RP has consistently granted the largest number of doctorate degrees to Hispanics in the US.
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