Santurce, PRUniversity Website: www.sagrado.edu
Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (English: University of the Sacred Heart), abbreviated "USC" and often called simply Sagrado, is an educational institution of higher learning located in Santurce, Puerto Rico. It is one of the oldest and largest educational institutions in Puerto Rico.
Its origins date back to 1880 with the establishment of an elementary school by, the religious order of the Catholic Church known as "Religiosas del Sagrado Corazón" (See also Society of the Sacred Heart) in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The university is situated in an area which was urbanized in the first decades of the twentieth century with great residences that belonged to the privileged families of the time and is rich in architectural styles. Renowned architect Antonín Nechodoma located his residence in Monteflores and some residences designed by him are still in the area. Including buildings with the unique French-style neoclassic architectural characteristics of the residence of Pablo Ubarri, Count of Santurce, which is now the center of the university's main campus. Such buildings abound along with Puerto Rican adaptations of Victorian architecture. There are also homes in the "tropical" U.S influenced Mission Revival, French-gothic, Spanish Colonial Revival, Prairie School, and several apartment structures of the "Art Deco" periods in Bouret street.