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Universidad de Costa Rica

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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 campus is quite large + large enough to have a bus service on campus. There is free wifi throughout the campus for visitors and their restaurants are cheaper than the local... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
TheIrishFella
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dublin and all over
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dublin and all over
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The campus is quite large + large enough to have a bus service on campus. There is free wifi throughout the campus for visitors and their restaurants are cheaper than the local competition. They do spanish courses for foreigners that are more competitive than the private companies.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

If you are coming to San Pedro anyway, you can enjoy a walk through UCR's campus. It feels a bit like a trip back in the 1970s, but the architecture and crowd give you a sense of the values of educated Costa Ricans. A nice break from the city traffic.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Big campus with lots of green spots, and a place to seat and have a talk or read a nice book, just walking around will take you many hours, but use your time wisely.

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Wenatchee, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

A pleasant campus for a stroll and next to an area with a lot of restaurants and cafes. An easy bus ride from central San Jose.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

I have not personally went but I know that it is an excellent institution and any money you pay there it will be worth it.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I loved attending the university of costa rica, such a rich diverse student population, lots of great events to get everyone out and having a fun time. I even remember seeing projecto uno perform here, and some of the very best restaurants are located all around campus - mmmm, arroz con pollo fue muy fabuloso!

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Memphis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a large campus. It is filled with numerous educational buildings, beautiful gardens, sculptures to entice the eyes and a small but fabulous Museum of Insects. To get to the museum you need to pass the School of Musical Arts and the sounds eminating from within will definitely attract your attention. There is also a running tract and a... More 

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San Pedro, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Like any other campus, there are very interesting things to see in UCR. I tend to take jogs around the university as the main road goes around the university. But even just to walk through the small forest in the middle which houses 1-2 sloths who usually like coming out to say hello. You can also spot the different graffiti,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Well, this ain't much that I can write. But what i can say is that this is the number 1 university in the country ( Government University) which we have the best professional graduated from here. Its a huge campus and you can walk in just if you want to see the place and lay on the green areas...I my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Situated in a real trendy area in San Pedro. Many small restaurants and shops nearby. I would have loved to check it out to see if there is a nightlife.

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