The Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (UPPR) is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian, mixed institution, founded in 1966. It is currently 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 school “Hispanic Serving Engineering School” in the United States and its territories.
Within the United States and its territories, the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico is the second largest institution to graduate Hispanic engineers. At present, more than 40% of the engineers graduated in Puerto Rico are alumni of the Polytechnic University. Currently, there are about 4,500 students on the San Juan campus.