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Manila • Business
PUP is known as the "Poor Man's University" where the economically challenged and other marginalized people study. It is notable for charging the lowest tuition among all universities in the Philippines at 12 pesos (US$0.29) per academic unit, a rate that has remained unchanged since 1979.
Aside from being known as the poor man's school, PUP is also known as the first railway academy in Southeast Asia, excellency in the academic field, and its student activism.
PUP's sports team is known as the Mighty Maroons and plays in the National Capital Region Conference of the State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA). The team also plays in the National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) since becoming a member in 2013. Its official volleyball team, the PUP Lady Radicals, plays in the Shakey's V-League.
It has four campuses: the Main Campus along Sanciangko Street; the Banilad Campus along Gov. Cuenco Ave., Brgy. Banilad; the UC-LM Campus (stands for the cities Lapu-Lapu / Mandaue where it is situated); and the UC-METC (Maritime Educational Training Center) along Alumnos St., Brgy. Mambaling.
Another campus, the former UC-South Campus along Sanciangko Street, was demolished and replaced by an expansion of UC's sister company Elizabeth Mall (E-Mall).
UST is the only university to have been visited by three popes four times: once by Pope Paul VI on November 28, 1970, twice by Pope John Paul II on February 18, 1981 and January 13, 1995, and once by Pope Francis on January 18, 2015. The patron of the university is St. Thomas Aquinas, while St. Catherine of Alexandria is the patroness.
The university is composed of several autonomous faculties, colleges, schools and institutes, each conferring undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate degrees, and the basic education units. Several degree programs have been accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development. Moreover, it was awarded with an Institutional Accreditation by the CHED through the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines. In December 2013, the university was recognized to have the highest number of accredited programs in the country by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities' Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA).
Prominent Thomasians include saints, Philippine presidents, heroes, artists, scientists, professionals and religious figures, who have figured prominently in the history of the Philippines. The athletic teams are the Growling Tigers, who are members of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines and are consistent winners of the Overall Championship.
Batangas • Electrical, Electronic • Mechanical Engineering
CIT is the first higher educational institution (HEI) in the Visayas and Mindanao classified as Category A (t). This places CIT as a mature teaching institution under the CHED-IQuAME framework. IQuAME is the Institutional Quality Assurance through Monitoring and Evaluation, a system of higher education quality assurance and classification.
CIT is one of only nine schools nationwide awarded by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as Center of Excellence in Information Technology Education.
San Jose del Monte City
The university is mandated to provide higher professional/technical training and promote research, advanced studies and progressive leadership. It has been identified by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as one of the Center for Excellence and Development institutions in the country and one of the Training Centers nationwide for teachers pursuing education in areas beyond their specialization.
Saint Louis University is the largest university north of Manila with more than 32,000 students (not counting the elementary and high school) as of academic year 2015-2016. It is centrally situated in a six-hectare campus in the heart of Baguio City and has more than 30 buildings.
The university offers programs at the elementary, secondary, undergraduate and graduate levels. The university comprises nine schools or colleges with campuses throughout the Baguio metropolitan area. SLU's main campus is on A. Bonifacio Street where the six schools or colleges are housed while the Maryheights Campus houses the School of Accountancy and Business Management and the Navy Base Campus for the School of Humanities.
Founded in June 17, 1975, it was known as the New Era Educational Institute, and was located in Echague, Quiapo, Manila, along Carlos Palanca St. It initially offered only secondary education (high school) but later expanded in 1977 to serve technical and vocational courses under its Center for Livelihood and Skills Training (CLST). It also offers graduate (i.e. master's and doctoral) programmes.
In 1981, it was renamed New Era College after the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (MECS) granted collegiate status, and later in June 1995, to its present name, New Era University, when the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) granted university status.
It is run by the INC for the educational needs of the members although it does accept enrollments from non-INC members as well. Under the university umbrella, it runs the College of Evangelical Ministry, where INC trains male members to become ministers.
Other colleges include: The College of Engineering and Technology, College of Nursing, College of Business Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Music, College of Law, College of Computer Studies, School of Graduate Studies, and the new then College of Medicine and Center for Medical and Health Allied Sciences.
It offers new courses: BS Real Estate Management and BS Criminology.
Manila • Law
Delegated in 1939 as the new campus of then University of the Philippines centered in Manila, the Diliman campus was created from the 493-hectare area of the Diliman district of the then newly established Quezon City to address the increasing population of the university and to acknowledge the demands to expand its roster of academic programs. The outbreak of World War II hampered the development of the area.
Under the governance of UP President Bienvenido Gonzalez through a P13 million grant from the US-Philippines War Damage Commission, much of the UP was transferred from its campus in Manila to the bigger Diliman campus and delegated UP Diliman as the University of the Philippines System's seat of administration. The transfer of the Oblation from Manila to Diliman marked the campus's establishment on February 12, 1949.
Between the 1970s and 1980s, UP Diliman was the site of much student activism. It was during these times that student demonstration and opposition against Marcos' administration became heavy and aggressive. This was one of the precursors to Marcos' declaration of martial law in 1972.
UP Diliman was formally established as a constituent university on April 23, 1985 at the 976th Meeting of the U.P. Board of Regents.
It is the largest constituent university in the University of the Philippines System in terms of number of degree-granting academic units, student population, faculty, and library resources. There are 27 degree-granting units on campus, accounting for 22,031 students of which, 15,299 are undergraduates. UP Diliman had a complement of 1,526 full-time faculty in 2012, of whom 528 have doctoral degrees. In addition to the units in the main campus, UP Diliman has extension programs in Pampanga and Olongapo City as well as a marine laboratory in Bolinao, Pangasinan under The Marine Science Institute. UP Diliman offers academic programs in 247 major fields. There were 70 programs at the undergraduate level, 109 at the master’s level and 68 at the doctoral level.
The library resources of UP Diliman are the largest in the country. The total book and non-book collections number 1,170,723 volumes, which include books, pamphlets, bound periodicals, theses, dissertations, microforms and various multimedia titles. The serial collection totals 60,450 divided into 26,679 print titles and 33,771 unique titles in online journals. This collection has steadily grown through acquisitions and generous donations.
The Commission on Higher Education declared nine (9) U.P.D. units as Centers of Excellence as of 2009, currently the highest recognized by this agency.
Legazpi City • Human Resources, Social Work • Nursing
Cebu City • Theology, Religion
It consists of five campuses in different areas of Metro Cebu – the Downtown Campus (formerly the Main Campus) along P. del Rosario St., the Talamban Campus along Gov. M. Cuenco Ave., Brgy. Talamban; the North Campus (formerly the Boys High Campus) along Gen. Maxilom Ave.; the South Campus (formerly the Girls High) along corners J. Alcantara St. (P. del Rosario Ext.) and V. Rama Avenue; and the newest is the Montessori Academy along F. Sotto Drive (at the back of USC North Campus).
Lingayen • Cultural Studies
Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP)
Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU)
Angeles • Theology, Religion
With a student population of over 21,000, it is the largest private institute of education and the largest student population in a single campus in Central Luzon.
Holy Angel University also has a Level II reaccredited status from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) for its Accountancy, Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Hospitality Management and High School programs, as well as Level I accredited status for its Elementary School and candidate status for its Graduate School.
The national government recognizes the institution as among the country's top universities in terms of academic excellence when the Commission on Higher Education renewed the university's Autonomous Status. This follows the acquisition of an international accreditation from the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)-the only school in the Philippines and the Far East to have done so.
CHED has also declared seven programs as centers of development, namely, Teacher Education, Hospitality Management, Information Technology and Computer Science, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.
Quezon City • Business • Law • Management • Public Administration • Theology, Religion • Medicine, General, Internal
The Ateneo offers educational programmes in the elementary, secondary, undergraduate, and graduate levels. Emphasising a holistic and interdisciplinary approach, the university academic offerings covers a broad range of disciplines including the liberal arts, humanities, pure and applied sciences, medicine, engineering, social sciences, business management, public administration, law, theology, and education.
The Commission on Higher Education declared six university units as Centres of Excellence, namely physics, chemistry, mathematics, information technology, entrepreneurship education, and business administration education. Furthermore, its biology and environmental science units are declared Centres of Development by the same government agency.
The Ateneo campus is the site of the Philippine Institute of Pure and Applied Chemistry and the National Chemistry Instrumentation Centre, both pioneers of scientific research and development in the field of chemistry in the Philippines.
The Ateneo is an active member of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines. Its athletic teams, collectively called the Blue Eagles, compete in various sport competitions while its cheering squad, the Blue Babble Battalions, represents the university in the annual UAAP Cheerdance Competition.
Eminent alumni include a national hero, Philippine presidents, politicians, businessmen, writers, artists, and scientists.
General Mariano Alvarez • Languages, Philology, Linguistic Studies
Las Piñas • Theology, Religion
Mandaue City • Tourism, Catering, Hostelry, Restaurant Industry • Nursing
Manila • Theology, Religion • Chemistry • Business • Law • Architecture • Nursing • Pharmacology, Pharmacy
Adamson University has programs in Graduate School, Law, the Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Nursing, Pharmacy, Architecture, Business Administration, Education, as well as secondary, elementary, and preparatory education. Adamson University has eight courses listed as Centers of Development and Centers of Excellence by the Commission on Higher Education and has been granted Autonomous status.
Adamson University has been included in the top 201+ universities in Asia through Quacquarelli Symonds Asia University Rankings 2011. This makes Adamson University as top 9 in the rankings nationwide and top 5 in the Metro Manila area.
Providing one hundred years of educational service to the people of Tarlac and the Central Luzon region, it started its humble beginning as an elementary trade school progressing to a secondary school. Later, it became a collegiate technical school and then a full-fledged state college (Tarlac College of Technology). On October 13, 1989, it was converted to a state university by virtue of Republic Act No. 6764.
The Tarlac State University sits on a Level III-A status awarded by the Joint Committee of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in recognition of its excellent instruction, active involvement in research programs and community-wide extension services. Most of its curricular programs are accredited by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP).
It is mandated to provide advanced instruction in literature, philosophy, the sciences, and the arts, and also to offer professional and technical training courses. To enhance academic sector, the syllabi of the various course subjects adopted the outcomes-based education (OBE) format prescribed by CHED which resulted to a better performance of its students and graduates.
TSU is the first university among other State Universities and Colleges (SUC) with a government authority to conduct Transnational Education Programs. It has established international linkages with some colleges and universities in Asia.
Davao City • Management • Cultural Studies
The university has four campuses: Obrero (main) and Mintal campuses in Davao City, Tagum-Mabini Campus which has two units — one in Tagum City and one in Mabini in Compostela Valley Province — and Bislig Campus in Surigao del Sur.
Manila • History
Two of the building's most prominent features are its entrance through the "Hall of Heroes", commonly known as "Mabini Hall", which exhibits busts of revered Philippine historical figures sculpted by the National Artist Guillermo Tolentino; and the famous "Lyceum Tower" which serves as Lyceum's trademark and stands witness to the university's history and continuing progress.
Many disciplines are taught in the university, with International relations (diplomacy, international trade), business, communication and International Hospitality (hotel and restaurant management, tourism) consistently being the university's flagship courses.
The LPU System has affiliate campuses in Makati, Batangas, Laguna and Cavite.
Cagayan de Oro
The university offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in engineering, science and technology with over 40 bachelor's degree programs, 16 master's degree programs and 3 doctors degree programs.
Its main campus is located in Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City, with satellite campuses in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental, Oroquieta city and Panaon, Misamis Occidental.
Los Baños • Agriculture, Fisheries, Food • Cultural Studies • Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology • Forestry
The university has played an influential role in Asian agriculture and biotechnology due to its pioneering efforts in plant breeding and bioengineering, particularly in the development of high-yielding and pest-resistant crops. In recognition of its work, it was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for International Understanding in 1977. Nine research centers are recognized as Centers of Excellence by presidential decree. UPLB hosts a number of local and international research centers, including the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), ASEAN Center for Biodiversity, World Agroforestry Centre, and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).
UPLB offers more than 100 degree programs in various disciplines through its nine colleges and two schools. As of Academic Year 2012-2013 the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has accredited nine academic units as Centers of Excellence and two as Centers of Development, giving UPLB the largest number of Centers of Excellence (research and academic units combined) among all universities in the country.
UPLB alumni have been recognized in a wide range of fields. They include 13 scientists awarded the title National Scientist of the Philippines, members of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize; Palanca Award winners; as well as political and business leaders.
Cagayan de Oro
Bacolod • Theology, Religion • Business • Law • Medicine, General, Internal • Nursing
MSU-IIT offers programs in secondary, undergraduate, and postgraduate level education.
Cagayan de Oro
Manila • Theology, Religion
Located in a once quiet, middle-class residential area, San Beda College is now part of Manila's bustling University Belt, an irregular crescent curving for about six kilometers through six districts of Manila, containing more than thirty colleges and universities.
San Beda College offers programs in the fields of accountancy, business, marketing, economics, and law. At present, the Benedictine College has seven departments: the Basic Education Department; the College of Arts and Sciences, which offers liberal arts, sciences, and business programs; the College of Law, founded in 1948; the Graduate Schools of Business, Liturgy and Law; the College of Medicine, and the College of Nursing. In 2003, the once all-male San Beda College finally opened its doors to female students and relocated its Basic Education Department (pre-school to high school) to a new and bigger campus in Taytay, Rizal.
The school is a founding member of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), where it competes in sports such as basketball, football, swimming, taekwondo, and lawn tennis. The school has adopted for itself the moniker, "San Beda Red Lions." Its brother school, San Beda College Alabang is a member of sports leagues such as the WNCAA, NCAA South and the National Cheerleading Competition (NCC).
San Beda College counts among its notable alumni the late Senator and hero Benigno Aquino, Jr., the late statesman and former senator Raul Roco, former speaker Ramon V. Mitra, human rights advocate and former senator Rene V. Saguisag, San Miguel Corporation chairman Ambassador Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr., corporate magnate and PLDT Chairman Dr. Manuel V. Pangilinan, Supreme Court Associate Justices Antonio Eduardo B. Nachura and Jose Catral Mendoza, and Justice Secretary Leila M. De lima.
In 2013, of the 50 Richest Filipinos ranked by Forbes Magazine, five were graduates and alumni of San Beda College, namely, Mr, Robert Coyiuto, Jr. (Rank No. 12); Mr. Andrew Gotianun (Rank No. 17), Ambassador Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr. (Rank No. 20), Ambassador Jose E.B. Antonio (Rank No. 32), and PLDT Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan (Rank No. 50).
Dasmariñas • Management
It is the only university in the Province of Bukidnon that carries the name of Bukidnon in its official name.
The University describes itself as "The First and Only Resort Campus in the Philippines" due to its modern and elegant design.
The school's latin motto is Veritas et Fortitudo, Pro Deo et Patria, which means "Truth and courage, for God and country."
Lyceum of the Philippines University - Cavite has six colleges, the College of Allied Medical Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Engineering Computer, Studies and Architecture, and College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management and the College of Law. Due to the growing population and increasing demands of the school, the administration of LPU decided to expand the LPU Cavite. In 2012, the fourth and fifth floors of LPU Cavite Phase II opened, connecting the Jose P. Laurel Building and the Sotero H. Laurel Building. This connection changed the shape of the campus from a semi-circle to a full circle. Phase II also houses the new Roman Catholic Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
The University is the youngest school to be recognized as ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System compliant by the Société Générale de Surveillance.
Originally the LPU Makati, the leading law school in Makati and in the country, was only the college of law in the LPU system. In 2013, LPU Cavite opened its College of Law under the supervision of LPU Makati.
Four of its programs, the Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Liberal Arts, and Sciences, were granted Level 3 Re-accredited Status by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation. The remaining programs were given level 1 and to status.
Science City of Muñoz • Management • Agriculture, Fisheries, Food • Cultural Studies
CLSU is the first comprehensive state university to undergo institutional accreditation. It is also a Cultural Property of the Philippines with the code PH-03-0027.
It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world's second largest Christian school system.
La Trinidad • Cultural Studies
It was originally named La Trinidad Agricultural High School, which was later changed to La Trinidad National Agricultural School (LTNAS). When the school was nationalized, its name was again changed to Mountain National Agricultural School (MNAS). It was soon converted into the Mountain National College (MNAC); Mountain Agricultural College (MAC); and eventually, the Mountain State Agricultural College (MSAC) in 1969 through Republic Act 5923.
On January 12, 1986, the school was converted into a chartered state university by virtue of Presidential Decree 2010.
Cebu City • Pharmacology, Pharmacy
Manila • Theology, Religion • Music
St. Scholastica's College is recognized by the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education and also a charter member of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities. It has earned Level III accreditation on all of its respective departments and schools. The college will undergo its second accreditation on February 2007.
St. Scholastica's College celebrated its centennial celebration on December 3, 2006, at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.
Dumaguete • Business
In terms of accreditation, Silliman is one of only five universities in the Philippines with "Institutional Accreditation" by the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP). Institutional Accreditation is the highest certification that can be granted to an educational institution after an over-all examination of its number of accredited programs, the quality of its facilities, services and faculty. Incidentally, Silliman also has the highest number of accredited programs in the country twenty of which are on Level IV accreditation status, the highest level that can be granted to individual programs.
Today, the university comprises ten colleges, five schools, and three institutes, enrolling over 9,600 students from the Philippines and from at least 30 foreign countries. It is registered as a National Landmark by the National Historical Institute and is one of few private higher education institutions in the Philippines that have been granted full autonomous status by the Commission on Higher Education. It is also a founding member of the Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA) and one of the recognized institutions in the U.S. Veterans Administration's list of approved educational institutions. In 2014, the university ranked 47th as the most beautiful Christian university campus around the world.
Silliman University offers programs in the early childhood, elementary, secondary, undergraduate and graduate levels. Programs in the undergraduate and graduate levels cover disciplines such as Arts, Accountancy, Agriculture, Architecture, Business Administration, Engineering, English, Filipino, Information Technology, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Education, Economics, Fine Arts, Foreign Languages, Journalism, Marine Sciences, Nutrition, Music, Physics, Theology, Philosophy, Psychology, and Public Administration. In addition to its academic undertakings, the university is involved in research and community extension projects. Silliman's stature in the fields of environmental and marine sciences has led to its being designated by the USAID as a Center of Excellence in Coastal Resources Management.
Davao City • Business • Law • Architecture • Nursing • Languages, Philology, Linguistic Studies • Literature
The University was granted "Institutional Accreditation" by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities in which only six universities in the country were given such recognition, and was also granted Autonomous Status by the Commission on Higher Education (Philippines). In terms of university rankings, Ateneo de Davao University placed 201st in years 2009 and 2010 and belonged to the 301+ bracket and 251-300 bracket (5th in the country) in 2012 and 2014 respectively according to the rankings done by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) on top universities in Asia. Also, the Ateneo de Davao joined the roster of world universities in the 2012 QS World University Subject Ranking for English Language and Literature joining Oxford and Harvard, wherein it landed on the 101-150 bracket. In the national rankings done by the Commission on Higher Education and the Professional Regulation Commission based on cumulative data from 1991 to 2001 of average passing rates in all courses of all Philippine colleges and universities in licensure examinations, Ateneo de Davao University was proclaimed as the 5th top university in the country. Locally, AdDU emerged as the top school in Davao City according to the ranking published by Davao Reader and also in another ranking by Davao Eagle Online which was based on the number of PRC board topnotchers in 2013.
The college was established in 1980 during the administration of Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC as the College of Career Development, a night school for working students at De La Salle University. In 1988, it was renamed as the De La Salle University-College of Saint Benilde, after Saint Bénilde Romançon, a Christian Brother who taught in France during the 19th century. In 1994, the college became autonomous, and in 2004, along with a restated vision and mission, was renamed to its present name, dropping the University and became De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde.
The college uses learner-centered instruction to offer degree and non-degree programs designed for the development of professionals in the arts, design, management, service industries, computer applications in business, and special fields in study. The college is the first in the Philippines to offer degrees in animation, consular and diplomatic affairs, digital filmmaking, export management, fashion design and merchandising, multimedia arts, music production, photography and information technology major in game design and development.
The college's sports teams, known as the Blazers, compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association with La Salle Green Hills representing the junior division. Since joining the league in 1998, the college has won five general championships, first in the 2005 season, back-to-back in the 2007 and 2008 seasons, and another back-to-back wins in 2013 and 2014 seasons.
Clarin • Ethnic, Family Studies
Misamis University is the only institution in Northwestern Mindanao that caters to more than 8,000 students every year in its 7.5 hectares campus in Ozamiz City and also in Oroquieta City.
Naga • Architecture
Founded by Dr. Jaime Hernandez in 1948, it has grown to become one of the leading institutions of higher learning in the country. The campus is centrally located in the City of Naga, Camarines Sur, Philippines. The University has one of the biggest student populations in the Bicol Region and offers courses from Kinder to Graduate levels. All course offerings are recognized by the government and the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Education and Commerce are accredited by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACU-COA). Its College of Engineering and Architecture is now one of the few regional centers for technological education in the Philippines.
Davao City • Business • Music • Medical Laboratory Technology • Nursing • Pharmacology, Pharmacy