San Juan, PR Colleges

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San Juan

San Juan (/?sæn ?hw??n/; Spanish pronunciation: [sa? ?xwan], Saint John), officially Municipio de la Ciudad Capital San Juan Bautista (Municipality of the Capital City, Saint John the Baptist), is the capital and most populous municipality in Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 395,326 making it the 46th-largest city under the jurisdiction of the United States. San Juan was founded by Spanish colonists in 1521, who called it Ciudad de Puerto Rico ("Rich Port City"). Puerto Rico's capital is the second oldest European-established city in the Americas, after Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. Several historical buildings are located in San Juan; among the most notable are the city's former defensive forts, Fort San Felipe del Morro and Fort San Cristóbal, and La Fortaleza, the oldest executive mansion in continuous use in the Americas.

Today, San Juan is one of Puerto Rico's most important seaports, and is the island's manufacturing[citation needed], financial, cultural, and tourism center. The population of the Metropolitan Statistical Area, including San Juan and the municipalities of Bayamón, Guaynabo, Cataño, Canóvanas, Caguas, Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Carolina and Trujillo Alto, is about 2 million inhabitants; thus, about half the population of Puerto Rico now lives and works in this area. San Juan is also a principal city of the San Juan-Caguas-Fajardo Combined Statistical Area. The city has been the host of numerous important events within the sports community, including the 1979 Pan American Games, 1966 Central American and Caribbean Games, 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classics, the Caribbean Series and the Special Olympics and MLB San Juan Series in 2010.

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Schools in and around San Juan, PR

Name
University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras
Four or more years; Public; $3,348 average out-state tuition; $1,327 average in-state tuition
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Metro
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $6,120 average out-state tuition; $6,120 average in-state tuition
Carlos Albizu University-San Juan
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $5,940 average out-state tuition; $5,940 average in-state tuition
University of Puerto Rico-Medical Sciences
Four or more years; Public; $3,930 average out-state tuition; $1,908 average in-state tuition
Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music
Four or more years; Public; $1,920 average out-state tuition; $1,920 average in-state tuition
Colegio Universitario de San Juan
Four or more years; Public; $2,040 average out-state tuition; $2,040 average in-state tuition
Inter American University of Puerto Rico-School of Law
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition