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Address: Avenida San Pedro y Rotonda de la Bandera | Codigo Postal 2060, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 207 4000
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The Premier University in Costa Rica

A beautiful setting for a top notch university! UCR is a center for intellectual stimulation with an excellent faculty, bright students and a comprehensive curriculum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Alexandria, VA
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Alexandria, VA
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730 reviews 730 reviews
364 attraction reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A beautiful setting for a top notch university! UCR is a center for intellectual stimulation with an excellent faculty, bright students and a comprehensive curriculum. Conversations with faculty and student will bring to light the excitement of teaching and research here in a nicely developed campus. Take time to walk around to enjoy the architecture and the flowers and grassy... More 

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olympia, washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This the most pretigious university in Costa Rica. ITs campus is large and totally safe, they have a train station that takes students to and from other cities and universities.

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Anderson, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I loved the UCR's atmosphere. Between all the college aged students milling about and the trees, streams, and walkways, it's a good place to hang out, meet friends and have conversations.

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Bromont, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The U of CR and it serounding are very Nice to visit and you Will find in the San Pedro and Los Yoses area nice restaurants, very good food and fair prices.

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Kent, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I had the opportunity to visit the University of Costa Rica on business rather than a tourist visit. The campus is large and impressive with some great facilities--this is a major university. The interactions between the environment and the campus are very interesting--the notion of tropical birds, plants and insects adjacent to college buildings is extremely appealing. For example, the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I lecture there when I visit Costa Rica. It is a thriving and impressive university, with a large and diverse campus.

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Costa Rica
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Do not miss when visiting San Jose. Is has beautiful gardens you can walk along, libraries. coffee shops, movies, music, etc. You can stay the full day discovering different things and activities.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a public university but testing is required for admission so many individuals who would not necessarily benefit from the experience are not among those being admitted. The school also runs many certificate courses such as 'Addictions Counselor' and 'Nutritionist.' Classes, of course, are in Spanish. Cost for Costa Ricans is minimal and for non residents it is reasonable;... More 

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Tibas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It is characterized in its campus buildings not only found, but have been concerned about maintaining a estrechobalance between nature and urban life

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Mississippi
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a very nice university. My husband was there more than 15 years ago doing research with a university from the States. It said the University of Costa Rica was even more impressive now than then.

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