How to get here from San Jose with a car
If you have a car, then the Google Maps directions are easy to follow. The drive is about 1.5 hours without traffic. Please keep in mind that San Jose gets congested during rush hour, so you will want to take that into consideration.
How to get here from San Jose with public transportation
Transtusa bus company runs every hour from ~5AM until ~10:00PM every day. Their schedule from San Jose to Turrialba can be found here. The bus is affordable and is about $2 USD to ride. Keep in mind, they do not accept USD and you will need colones to pay for your ticket. Once you arrive at the Turrialba station, you will need to take a taxi from here to the University of Costa Rica. You may also walk, but it will take 25 minutes.