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“Costa Rica's finest university” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Universidad de Costa Rica

Universidad de Costa Rica
Avenida San Pedro y Rotonda de la Bandera | Codigo Postal 2060, San Jose, Costa Rica
506 207 4000
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Ranked #10 of 40 Attractions in San Jose
Type: Educational Sites
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Costa Rica's finest university”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

In the middle of the city, the University of Costa Rica stands as a biological and natural reserve of non-polluted air. The campus is filled with gardens and trails leading to its faculties and buildings.

The people are usually friendly, and you should visit at least once the plaza we call "El pretil", which is the core center of social interactions in the university. It is located between the Faculty of General Studies, the Carlos Monge library, and the Faculty of Engineering, at the southern part of the campus.

To have the full experience, don't overlook going for a coffee at one of the "sodas" (cafeterias), have some greasy "patacones", and talk about trivial topics with the locals, which are usually very friendly and outgoing.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Playa Conchal, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful Campus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

These a beautiful university. The best Profesors in Central America. If you are a foreigner and looking for a nice location to learn and interact with the Local costaricans who are getting professions somilars to you; the Universidad the Costa Rica has lots of specialities and a good librery.
Come and study at Universidad de Costa Rica.

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San Ramón, Alajuela, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“I studied there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The campus of this University is beautiful and the environment in just wonderful, university faculty just great.

Visited October 2012
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Nicoya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The Nicoya Campus of the UNA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

A vibrant campus, full of interesting, and highly motivated students and staff, especially the English Department, where we were invited to participate in a Multicultural Symposium.

Visited September 2012
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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
“I go there every day...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Great education at a very reasonable cost. The often has exhibits of different topics. This week (August 20-24), they have the Mechanical Engineering exhibit on campus.

Visited August 2012
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