About IUPR

Inter American University of Puerto Rico is a private, comprehensive, multi campus, non-profit, institution with a Christian heritage and an ecumenical tradition. The University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences, as well as diverse curricula in professional and technical fields.

Through its commitment to excellence in education, IAUPR is the largest private university in Puerto Rico. Men and women from Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Latin America, the United States, Europe, and other parts of the world, choose Inter American University for its well-rounded education that stresses high-level intellectual and practical skills in a wide range of professional and technical fields.

History and organization of the Inter American University

Inter American University was founded in 1912 as the Polytechnic Institute of Puerto Rico by the Reverend J. William Harris in San German, a small town in the Southwestern part of the Island. In 1956, the name of the institution changed to Inter American University of Puerto Rico. In 1944 the Institution became the first four-year Liberal Arts College to be accredited outside the continental United States by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA). This accreditation has been maintained since then. The educational programs of the University were also licensed by the Puerto Rico Council on Education and approved for the training of students under the various GI Bill programs and the Puerto Rico’s Department of Education. All academic units are committed to get their graduate schools and programs accredited by their respective accreditation agencies.

Inter American University of Puerto Rico operates eleven instructional units spread throughout the island. The School of Law is located in the San Juan area.

The President of the Institution is Manuel J. Fernós, Esq. former Dean of the School of Law of the Institution. He holds a J.D. from the University of Puerto Rico and a LL.M. from New York University. He has completed the doctoral courses for the degree of Doctor of Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has received several recognitions and awards for his commitment towards legal and higher education.