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    • The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (Filipino: Politeknikong Unibersidad ng Pilipinas; abbreviated as PUP and commonly known as PUP Sta. Mesa and PUP Manila) is a coeducational, research state university located in Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines. It was founded on October 19, 1904 as the Manila Business School, under the Division of City Schools – Manila as the city's business school. PUP Manila is the flagship campus and the seat of administration of the PUP System where about 48,213 students are enrolled. With a combined student population of 70,000 in 2015, which includes all branches and campuses, the PUP System is largest state university in the Philippines. PUP confers diploma, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, and is composed of its graduate school, an distance education program, 14 colleges, a secondary laboratory school and the Institute of Technology.

      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.