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Host University for San Ramón, Costa Rica

The Sede de Occidente (UCR) is located in San Ramón, Alajuela, with an enrollment of more than 2,200 students. It is the oldest satellite campus of UCR. All USAC classes are held at this site. Students have use of the campus laboratories, teaching collections, herbarium, and research collections, as well as access to a small reserve on campus. The University also provides easy access to Alberto M. Brenes Reserve, administered by UCR, with a biological field station.

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2022-23 App. Cycle

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Summer: Open
    • Session I/I&II deadline: April 1
    • Session II deadline: May 1
  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: June 1
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 15


Preferred Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

65 students


English | Spanish

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