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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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US$51.00*
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Law School

I have spent hours on campus at the law school.. A typical university camps, but not in the best of condition. Good place to study Costa Rican Law, however.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
Carl C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have spent hours on campus at the law school.. A typical university camps, but not in the best of condition. Good place to study Costa Rican Law, however.

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dublin and all over
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 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 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 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 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 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 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 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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