Planning Ahead Book


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A Guide to Metro Manila’s Finest Colleges and Universities

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Preface St. Scholastica’s College, Manila
How to Use this Book San Beda College
School Profiles University of Asia and the Pacific
Assumption College University of the Philippines
Ateneo De Manila University University of Santo Tomas
De La Salle University Program Offerings
De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde Tips on Taking College Entrance Exams
Mapúa Institute of Technology Why Review
Miriam College About AHEAD


Standing at the threshold of the future, college must be regarded beyond being merely a step above high school education. It must be treated as a pivotal point—one which could significantly alter the entire direction of one’s life.

PLANNING AHEAD serves as a guide for incoming college students, offering pertinent data that should help them make informed decisions and well thought-out choices for their future.

It profiles eleven of Metro Manila’s most esteemed colleges and universities, containing such details as admission requirements, program offerings, tuition fee rates, scholarships, industrial and educational linkages, facilities and statistics. It also includes course descriptions and the prospective careers that one could follow and establish with each program.

This guidebook contains the relevant facts and figures that students need to make the best choices in terms of which school to enroll in and what program to pursue.

AHEAD believes that one’s success in life lies primarily in the decision that one makes. We hope that PLANNING AHEAD will enlighten those who are about to take the first big step towards a successful career and a meaningful life—a worthwhile college education.

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How to Use this Book

Thank you for purchasing PLANNING AHEAD. Within the pages of this book are lists of the best colleges in the country today. At a glance you will know each school’s history, course offerings, requirements, tuition rates, campus infrastructure and location, and basic contact information. PLANNING AHEAD will also expand your options as it includes information of schools you probably should consider in your search.

This compilation of the top universities gives both the parent and the student a broad overview of the current academic landscape. There are many factors to consider in choosing your school and course, all of which we have condensed for you in this book. PLANNING AHEAD simplifies this process, with key information regarding the top learning institutions at your fingertips.

This book is a companion for the students and their parents in the journey to college life. Use it like a map as you survey the different roads and avenues in the educational terrain. Trim your options to a few universities, perhaps three, and take the time to visit these institutions. Go and see actual campus life, the students, teachers, and other people and elements that make up a university. What distinguishes it from the next? While all the schools profiled in this book are among the best, each one exhibits excellence in certain areas that distinguishes it from the others. Get to know these facts as you become more intimately aware of each school’s areas of strength, honor and distinction.

Certainly, tuition fee rates will also be a major factor to consider. Are there payment schemes? Scholarships? College education is an economic investment that will have a lifelong impact, so weigh your options carefully. Finally, take your time to decide. Ideally, you should already be shopping around in your junior year of high school. Some parents and students even do it sooner. There is great wisdom in planning ahead.

The purpose of this book will have been fulfilled once you begin the process of actually narrowing down your choices to a few universities. Then comes the challenge that eventually confronts every high school student—hurdling the various college entrance examinations.

Good luck and may you all find and gain acceptance to the school of your dreams!

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Assumption College is an innovative women’s college committed to excellent education for leadership and social transformation. It was inspired by its founder, St. Marie Eugenie Milleret de Brou. The College passionately forms persons and communities of faith and action through a transformative education that nurtures faith and spirituality, pursues academic excellence for service, and instills social responsibility, thus forging character for life and life for God.

Education in the Assumption is rooted in the ideals of its Foundress, St. Marie Eugenie, who envisioned the Christian transformation of society and recognized the crucial role of women in this process. She saw education as the pivotal means through which young women can be formed so that they manifest in their lives the spirit of Jesus Christ and extend His reign as they serve as leaven in their milieu.

The primary purpose of Assumption College is to facilitate a transformative education that brings about liberation, conversation and humanization of the person and society through quality Catholic education characterized by an education that integrates faith and academic excellence with life for service; an education that is committed to the development of the Philippine society, in particular, and the world in general; and an education that is holistic in its development of the woman as an empowered and effective leader for significant change in the society, prominently through her career, and essentially as a wife and mother.

Saint Marie Eugenie Mil-leret de Brou established the Assumption Convent as a means to make Christian transformation of society through education.

The Congregation of the Religious of the Assumption was founded in Paris on the 30th of April 1839, by Saint Marie Eugenie Milleret de Brou (1817-1898).

Through education, it aims for the transformation of persons and society through gospel values and life centered on Jesus Christ.

The Religious of the Assumption first came to the Philippines in 1892. At the request of Queen Maria Cristina of Spain, they established the Superior Normal School for Women Teachers in Intramuros in 1892, which pioneered women education in the Philippines. Among its first graduates were Rosa Sevilla de Alvero, Foundress of the Instituto de Mujeres; Librada Avelino and Carmen de Luna, who founded Centro Escolar University. At the outbreak of the Revolution of 1898 the operation of the school was abruptly stopped and the Sisters returned to Europe.

Type: Private sectarian; exclusive for girls

Application Period: June to April

Application Fee: Filipino / Regular : P500.00 Filipino / Transferee : P700.00 Filipino / International School : P1,500.00 2nd Degree Course plus : P200.00 Special Exam : P250.00

Campus: San Lorenzo Village, Makati City

Office to Contact: College Admissions Office Tel. No.: (+632) 817-0757 local 2050 E-Mail:

Entrance Exam: Assumption College Entrance Test (ACAT)

Examination Dates: July 19, 2008 to May 22, 2009

Exam Coverage: English and Math; Mental Ability

Tuition Fee per Unit: P1,533.00

Testing Centers: Assumption College, Makati City Assumption College, Iloilo City St. Scholastica’s Academy, Bacolod City Xavier University, Cagayan De Oro City


Admission to Assumption College is open to 4th year female high school students from different schools across the country and the Asia Pacific region. To qualify, the applicant should have strong academic preparation with an average to above average rating in the stanine scale.

For Freshmen:

  1. Form 138 (Report Card) with 85% general average academic performance
  2. Average scores in the Assumption College Entrance Test (ACAT) and Ability Test
  3. Positive recommendations from High School Principal and Guidance Counselors
  4. Average involvement in school and / or community activities 5. Good behavior and character

For Transferees:

  1. 85% Grade Point Average (GPA) as attested by the transcript of grades
  2. Same requirements as that of freshmen
  3. When accepted, applicants must submit an honorable dismissal form from previous college/university. Applicant must have enrolled in only one college/university prior to Assumption College.

For Foreign Applicants:

  1. Student visa and two (2) photocopies thereof (Visa Processing Fee is P 2,500.00)
  2. Passport and two (2) photocopies of passport pages showing name, date of birth, date of most recent arrival in the Philippines, and passport expiry date
  3. Original Report Card
  4. Transcript of Grades
  5. Same requirements as that of freshmen

Application Procedure for all applicants:

  1. Pay application fee and testing fee.
  2. Obtain college admissions kit.
  3. Enter applicant’s preferred program, rank from first to third from the list of available courses.
  4. Duly accomplish application form.
  5. Recommendation forms must be accomplished by the principal and guidance counselor and sealed in enclosed Assumption College envelopes, signed, and submitted to the College Admissions Office.
  6. Submit four (4) identical 1”x1” colored photos with applicant’s full name at the back of the photos.
  7. Submit all documents in a long brown envelope.
  8. Obtain test permit.

DEGREE PROGRAMS Bachelor of Elementary Education: Major in Pre-School Education

Bachelor of Secondary Education: Major in Religious and Values Education Bachelor of Secondary Education: Major in English

Bachelor of Communication major in: Theatre Arts and Media Education Advertising Media Production

Bachelor of Science (BS): Management major in Corporate Business Management major in International Business Business Administration major in Human Resource Development Management Marketing Management Entrepreneurship


  1. Academic Scholarship This grant is given to high school valedictorians and salutatorians primarily on the basis of merit. Valedictorians are given 100% tuition fee discount while the salutatorians are granted 50% tuition fee discount. Academic scholars are required to be in the Dean’s List with an average of at least 1.5 (First Honor or Second Honor average) to be able to renew the scholarship.
  2. Financial Aid Scholarship This scholarship type is given to financially incapable yet academically deserving students who seek the aid of the college to be able to study in Assumption. They usually come in the form of 100% or 50% tuition fee discounts. Dormitory assistance is also given to scholars living in the provinces. The percentage of discount is given based on solid academic records and actual financial needs. Scholars under this grant are required to maintain a GPA of 2.0, with no grade lower than 2.5 in major subjects and 2.7 in general education subjects. They are required to render service hours as Student Assistants in offices and units within the college where they can be of best help.
  3. Athletics Scholarship This grant is offered to athletes who excel in their fields of concentration (sports) and manage to achieve good grades at the same time. They directly apply to the Athletics Department wherein the corresponding tests and exercises for qualification are administered. The Athletics Department determines the approval and distribution of these grants. Certification of scholarship, however, comes from the Scholarship desk where the recommendations are finally forwarded and evaluated.

Scholarship Application:

  1. Certificate of employment and remuneration from employer of parents/guardians. For self-employed parents: a business description and most recent financial statement. For retired parents: a certification stating the amount of retirement/separation benefits. For unemployed parents: Certification of Non-filing of ITRE and utility bills
  2. Photocopy of latest Income Tax Return (ITR) of each employed/self-employed parent
  3. Photocopy of HS Form 138 (report card) for incoming freshman
  4. Two (2) recommendation letters (preferably from school authorities such as principal, guidance counselor, class adviser or teacher of previous school)
  5. Personal letter of both applicant and parent/s explaining the need for financial assistance


Assumption College maintains linkages with business, government and non-government organizations as well as educational institutions. In addition, the Assumption Alumnae Association is a very potent network.


H.E.D Learning Resource Center The H.E.D. Learning Resource Center supports the school’s curricular offerings with a balanced collection of print, non-print and digital format materials, and an extensive audio-visual collection. Students also enjoy unlimited access to the internet for free at the Electronic Library. Manned by professional and service-oriented staff, the Mother Rosario Learning Resource Center is the venue for a most rewarding and productive research experience. Prieto Audio-Visual Hall

It has a 91-person seating capacity. It is well lighted and adequately ventilated. The hall is equipped with a documentary camera, LCD projector, a VHS player, and an audio amplifier to meet the great demand for multimedia presentations. It boasts of a state-of-the-art, remote-controlled touch screen system. The AV Hall truly achieves its main purpose as a high-technology facility for seminars and departmental presentations, satisfying the increasing demand for projection room usage.

Mother Regina Yu Media Center The Media Center is the production center of the Communication Department. It is open during school hours. It houses the campus radio, recording studio, video editing studio, and theater studio. An extension of the Media Center is the Photo Lab.

The Cybernook The Computer Laboratory, or “Cybernook” as it is called, houses 30 units that are made accessible for students’ use.

Mother Esperanxa Cu Unjieng Plenary Hall The Plenary Hall is located at the 5th floor of the Therese Emmanuel Building. It is fully air-conditioned and has a movable stage. It is mainly used as a multi-purpose area for big assemblies and can accommodate up to 300 people.

Marie Eugenie College Chapel The College Chapel serves as a meditation area for students and the college personnel.

Focus Group Discussion Room The Focus Group Discussion Room can be used for meetings, focus group discussions, demo counsellings, or FGD facilitation. It has a respectable conference area that has a large round table with a 12-person seating capacity. It also has a one-way mirror connected to a small observation room.

Cafeteria The Food Service Unit aims to provide Assumption students, faculty, staff and external community the best food and service at reasonable prices. Its aim is to contribute to the campus life experience by providing high-quality, nutritious, attractively-presented food, and refreshments in an educational environment.

Sports Center This facility has a wide array of machines and free weights and is being manned by a highly-trained instructor. It offers a variety of free, scientific and safe programs like weight loss, weight gain, strength training, etc.

It supplements the training of all the AC varsity teams through its conditioning and strength training program. It also serves as a rehabilitation facility for people with injuries.

Clinic The College Clinic is at the ground floor of the Aquinas Hall right beside the graduate school. It is a 25-square-meter room with a 4-bed capacity, a consultation room and a dental room. The clinic has medical equipment and medicines for emergency purposes. It caters to the medical needs of the faculty, staff and students.

source: College Admissions Office, Assumption College

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The Ateneo de Manila in the Philippines is one of the oldest Jesuit higher learning institutions in Asia. It traces its roots to 1859 when the City of Manila entrusted the administration of the Escuela Municipal de Manila (in Intramuros) to the Jesuit Fathers. The Fathers expanded the primary school curriculum of the Escuela Municipal to include a five-year program leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. In keeping with its new academic status, The school was renamed Ateneo Municipal de Manila.

The City of Manila withdrew its subsidy to the school in 1901, and the Ateneo officially became a private institution. With this, it changed its name to Ateneo de Manila (its current name). The spirit of excellence e mbodied by the Ateneo’s inspiring namesake, the Atheneum in ancient Rome, is reflected in its growth into an active, fully accredited, and much-esteemed University with a grade school, high school, and undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, law, management, education, and government.

One of the largest and longest-established units in the Ateneo de Manila community is its Loyola Schools. The campus houses the undergraduate programs of the University. The Loyola schools aim to form productive citizens in both national and international contexts. This, while securely rooted in their native culture, proactive within the global culture, imbued with the scientific spirit and the values of professionalism, and strongly committed to a faith that does justice.

The Ateneo’s motto is Lux in Domino, meaning “Light in the Lord”.

The seal is defined by two semi-circular ribbons. The crown (top) ribbon contains the school motto, “Lux-in-Domino”, while the base (bottom) ribbon contains the school name, “Ateneo de Manila”. These ribbons define a circular field on which rests the shield of Oñaz-Loyola: a combination of the arms of the paternal and maternal sides of the family of St. Ignatius. It bears the letters IHS, the first three letters of the Holy Name of Jesus in Greek. Above the shield is a Basque sunburst, referring to the Basque roots and heritage of Ignatius.

The seal’s colors are blue, white, red, and gold. In traditional heraldry, white or silver (Argent) represents a commitment to peace and truth. Blue (Azure) represents fortitude and loyalty. Red (Gules) represents martyrdom, sacrifice, and strength. Gold (Or) represents nobility and generosity.

Ateneans value symbols of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Maria Purissima, Queen of the Ateneo. Among them are the rosary in the pocket, the “October Medal” (the Miraculous Medal of the Immaculate Conception with a blue ribbon), and the graduation hymn, “A Song for Mary.”

Type: Private Sectarian; Co-ed

Application Period: June to August

Application period for Transferees: June to December

Application Fee: Local HS Graduates: P 500.00 Foreign Applicants: $ 50 or P 2,800.00

Campus: Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Office to Contact: Office of Admission and Aid

Entrance Exam: Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET)

Examination Date: September

Exam Coverage: Math, English, General Intelligence

Testing Centers:

Infant Jesus Academy, Aklan St. Agnes Academy, Albay St. Bridget College, Batangas Canossa academy, Batangas Baguio City National High School, Benguet Holy Name University, Bohol St. Paul College of Bocaue, Bulacan St. Paul University Philippines, Cagayan Ateneo de Naga, Camarines Sur Sacred Heart School-Jesuit, Cebu City Ateneo de Davao, High School, Davao City Holy Spirit Academy, Laoag City St. Paul College of Ilocos Sur Ateneo de Iloilo, Iloilo City La Salle Academy, Lanao del Norte Canossa College, Laguna Holy Infant College, Leyte Notre Dame University, Maguindanao St. Mary’s University, Nueva Vizcaya Holy Trinity College, Palawan Holy Angel University, Pampanga Ednas School, Pangasinan Sacred Heart College, Quezon Hope Christian School, South Cotabato St. Paul University-Surigao del Norte Don Bosco Technical Institute, Tarlac Columban College, Zambales Ateneo de Zamboanga, Zamboanga del Sur


For Freshmen Applicants:

  1. Application Form
  2. Payment of Application Fee
  3. An essay about the topic indicated in the application form
  4. Those applying for scholarship must ask for a SCHOLARSHIP / FINANCIAL AID QUESTIONNAIRE.

For Transferees:

  1. Application form for Admission
  2. Two (2) Recommendation Forms
  3. An Unofficial Transcript of college grades covering up to the last completed semester and a copy of grades of the current semester (may submit a photocopy of registration card and class cards). Bring original copies for verification.
  4. An essay about the topic indicated in the application form
  5. Those applying for scholarship must ask for a SCHOLARSHIP / FINANCIAL AID QUESTIONNAIRE. Note: Do not apply for Honorable Dismissal until decisions on applications have been released.

For Foreign Applicants:

  1. Application Forms
  2. Principal’s Recommendation Form and Secondary School Records
  3. Two (2) Recommendation Forms in sealed envelopes
  4. Exam Permit
  5. Personal Essay
  6. Acknowledgement Slip Only application forms correctly and completely filled out will be accepted and processed. Those who cannot be in the Philippines to take the Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET) may replace it with the Scholastic Aptitude Test I (SAT I). Applicants who will take the SAT I in lieu of the ACET must submit a photocopy of the official SAT I results together with all the other requirements. SAT I must have been taken within the last two years prior to application. No financial aid is granted to foreign applicants.



Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) major in: Art Management Creative Writing Information Design Theatre Arts Bachelor of Arts (AB): Humanities Inter-Disciplinary Studies Literature-English Literature-Filipino (Filipino-Panitikan) Philosophy Philosophy: Pre-Divinity Track


Bachelor of Arts (AB): Chinese Studies Communication Economics (Standard Program) Economics (Honors Program) Management Economics History Political Science AB-MA Political Science AB-MPM Political Science-Masters in Public Management Psychology Development Studies European Studies Bachelor of Science (BS): Psychology


Bachelor of Science (BS): Biology Chemistry Chemistry/Applied Computer Systems Chemistry/Materials and Science Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Science Electronics and Communications Engineering Environmental Science (Bachelor of Science cont.) Health Sciences Life Sciences Management Information Systems Applied Math: Mathematical Finance Mathematics Physics Applied Physics / BS Applied Computer Systems Physics/Materials Science and Engineering


Bachelor of Science (BS): Communications Technology Management Legal Management Management Management (Honors) Management Engineering Management of Applied Chemistry


ATENEO FRESHMAN MERIT SCHOLARSHIP The Ateneo Freshman Merit Scholarship is an academic distinction awarded yearly to 30 outstanding incoming freshman students who have excelled in the Ateneo College Entrance Test, who have distinguished themselves in their respective high schools, and who also show great promise for the future. In recognizing their excellence, Ateneo de Manila acknowledges their potential for even greater achievement not only in academics but also in the service of God and nation. This award includes a full tuition fee grant for any undergraduate degree.

SAN IGNACIO DE LOYOLA MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FOR PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS This award is given to the top ten (10) Loyola Schools freshman examinees coming from public or state-supported schools all over the Philippines. These students must have distinguished themselves in both their academics and extra-curricular involvement in their respective high schools. More importantly, these students must have shown the potential to become catalysts for national development and future leaders of our country. This award includes a full tuition and fees grant for any undergraduate degree.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS Depending on the availability of funds, accepted Valedictorians and Salutatorians from Jesuit and science high schools nationwide may be granted an academic scholarship upon the presentation of an official certification from the high school principal. Valedictorians are awarded a 100% tuition and fees scholarship while Salutatorians receive a 50% tuition and fees scholarship. Those from science high schools are required to pursue an undergraduate program of study under the School of Science and Engineering.

ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS The Athletic Scholarship is awarded to student-athletes who have the potential to excel in athletics while maintaining good academic standing. Applicants must meet the following criteria: outstanding athletic ability, recipient of awards and achievements in the sport, financially-challenged.

FACILITIES The campus features various facilities and amenities designed to give full and value-added support to the rigorous learning environment of the Ateneo. A major facility on campus is the Rizal Library that houses an array of local and foreign books, a growing CD collection which students can use for research projects, the Japanese Language Collection, American Historical Collection (AHC), Library of Women’s Writings (ALIWW), rare Filipiniana materials and Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) microfiches, which one can browse using the electronic card catalog. There are also computer terminals, laboratory facilities in various departments, audio-visual and conference rooms, and two residence halls—Cervini Hall for male students and Eliazo Hall for female students—which are located in one of the highest points on campus. They have study halls, a cafeteria, a swimming pool, a recreation area, and a chapel. Basic services are offered by two health clinics, several cafeterias and food stalls, photocopying services, numerous phone booths, and ATMs. There is also a Social Development Complex, which houses offices and organizations dedicated to cultural and community development and service.

LINKAGES Ateneo De Manila University maintains a vast list of international linkages. The university has partnered with other prestigious institutions in the United States, Canada, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, France, Norway, Belgium, Korea, Cyprus, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Honkong, China and Japan. source:

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De La Salle University-Manila serves as a vital resource of church and nation by developing Christian achievers through a tradition of excellence in academics, forward-looking research, and involved community service. DLSU-Manila is a Catholic coeducational university established in 1911 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, as inspired by the faith and zeal of St. John Baptist de La Salle. While it has grown through the years, its vision essentially remains the same as when it was first conceptualized more than 90 years ago.

Today, it stands as one of the leading universities in the Philippines. It is a recognized Center of Excellence in English, Chemical Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Literature, Filipino, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). It carries the distinction of being the only Center of Excellence in Chemical and Mechanical Engineering in the country. On top of these, DLSU-Manila has been named CHED Zonal Research Center to spearhead research projects in 134 other higher education institutions in the National Capital Region. It has consistently topped the national board examinations in engineering and accountancy. Moreover, its College of Computer Studies under the DLSU Professional Schools, Inc. is the country’s acknowledged leader in computer science. The synergy among its responsive academic programs, competent pool of faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and well-rounded students has consistently ranked DLSU-Manila among the premier institutions of higher learning and academic research in Asia and the Pacific.

De La Salle University is a Catholic private university located in Taft Avenue in the district of Malate in Manila, run by the Brothers of the Christian Schools. It is the oldest campus of De La Salle Philippines, a system composed of 18 Lasallian institutions in the Philippines established in 2006 to replace the De La Salle University System. The university draws inspiration from the life and works of the institution’s founder, Saint John Baptist de La Salle.

It is the first of only two private universities in the Philippines to earn a Level IV accreditation—the highest possible level—granted by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU).

Twelve fields have been accredited by the Commission on Higher Education as Centers of Excellence, two of which are lone awardees. Additionally, four are accredited as Centers of Development. It is selected by ASEAN along with the University of the Philippines and the Ateneo de Manila University to be part of the ASEAN University Network. The university, together with the Ateneo de Manila University, established the Asian Institute of Management.

It offers programs in undergraduate and graduate levels covering various fields in business and economics, engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, education and computer studies.

Type: Private sectarian; coed

Application Period: August to October

Application Fee: P500.00 for Filipino applicants US$50 for foreign applicants

Campus: 2401 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila

Office to Contact: College Admissions Office Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall, 2401 Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines (+632) 523-4230 (direct line) or (632) 524-4611 to 19 locals 166/167

Entrance Exam: DLSU College Entrance Test

Examination Dates: To be scheduled by he Admissions Office

Exam Coverage: Math, Science, English, Abstract Reasoning

Testing Centers: De La Salle University-Manila Davao Psychological Services & Research Center De La Salle Lipa-Unified School, Batangas Don Bosco Technical Institute, Tarlac La Salle Academy, Iligan Sacred Heart School for Girls, Cebu City St. Agnes Academy, Legaspi City St. Paul University, Tuguegarao City University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City


  1. Accomplished application form
  2. High school grades
  3. Two accomplished recommendation forms from any two of the following: principal, class adviser, or guidance counselor
  4. Three 2 x 2 ID pictures
  5. Photocopy of the birth certificate

For Filipinos who graduated from Schools Abroad :

  1. General admission requirements
  2. A photocopy of diploma/certificate of graduation
  3. A Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Education-National Capital Region (required for grade/level 10 applicants)

For Non-Permanent Residents:

  1. General admission requirements
  2. Student VIsa from the Philippine Foreign Service Post in their counntry of origin
  3. Cetificate of Eligibility and Study Permit from the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (only for those who intend to pursue a medical course)

For Permanent Residents:

  1. General admission requirements
  2. Alien Certificate of Registration
  3. Immigrant Certificate of Residence (ICR) from the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation

For Transferees:

  1. Accomplished application form
  2. Official transcript of records of all previous college work, grades (grade point average of 85% or its equivalent, no failing or incompplete grades)
  3. Catalog of courses taken at the Admissions Office (if accepted, a maximum of only 30 academic units of previous college work may be credited; transfer credentials will be required only after acceptance at DLSU)


Bachelor of Science (BS): Accountancy Applied Economics Applied Economics and Accountancy Applied Economics and Commerce Chemistry Math Physics with Computer Electronics Physical Education major in Sports and Recreation Management Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering with specialization in Structural Engineering, Construction Technology and Management, Hydraulics and Water Resources, or Transportation Engineering Electronics and Communications Engineering Industrial Engineering Manufacturing Engineering and Management Mechanical Engineering, with concentrations in Energy and Environmental Technology, Mechanical Design, and Mechatronics Psychology Biology Human Biology Medical Physics Mathematics with specialization in Actuarial Sciences, Business Applications or Computer Applications Bachelor of Science in Commerce (BSC) major in: Advertising Management Business Management Legal Management Marketing Management Management of Financial Institutions

BS Computer Science major in: Computer Engineering Instructional Systems Technology or Software Technology or with specialization in Information Technology or Software Technology

Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSE) major in: Guidance and Counseling,and AB major in Psychology Religious and Values Education and AB major in Psychology or Philosophy English and AB major in Literature Literature and AB major in Translation Studies History and AB major in Economics or Behavioral Science

Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSE) major in: Computer Applicatios Mathematics General Science Biology Physics-Math

Bachelor of Arts (AB) major in: Behavioral Scence major in Organizational Systems, Develoment or Social Planning and Development Communication Arts Economics Histrory Organizational Communication Philosophy Psychology Traslation Studies AB Development Studies or Political Science AB International Studies major in Amerian Studies, European Studies, or Japanese Studies

Bachelor of Arts and BS in Commerce (AB-BSC or LIA-COM Program): major in any AB field, combined with any of the following BS degrees : Accountancy Commerce, Advertising Management Commerce, Business Management Commerce, Legal Management or Management of Financial Institutions Commerce, Marketing Management


There are scholarships given by the university and by outside entities to Flipino students who meetspecific criteria for eligibility. These are the following:

  1. University-funded grants
  2. Endowed scholarships
  3. Annual grants by corporations, alumni and friends of the university
  4. Scholarships by outside entities and family tuition privilege
  5. Loan program

Selection Criteria

  1. Financial need
  2. Academic competence
  3. Interview results

Contact the Financial Assistance Office at 536-0225 to know more about the University’s scholarship offerings.


The De La Salle University system maintains academic and industrial linkages with institutions both here and the world over. Guided by its tradition, the University believes that by connecting with people from diverse backgrounds, its students will gain new knowledge and inspire them to continue their work, and aspire for noble goals. Thus, with this link to others, they help in changing the world.

FACILITIES Spacious classrooms with audio-visual equipment Seminar rooms, study halls, auditorium and theatres PE/Sports building Cybernook World-class university library Science and Technology Research Center Chapels

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De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) offers prospective students the opportunity to develop their interests and passions so that they may become professionally competent in established industries and emerging fields of specialization.

DLS-CSB, a learner-centered community, is one of the seventeen District schools that comprise De La Salle Philippines (DLSP). Guided by the Lasallian principles of Faith, Zeal in Service and Communion in Mission, DLS-CSB’s education philosophy is founded on the belief that each student is endowed by God with talents and gifts that should be understood, appreciated and nurtured.

DLS-CSB has six schools that offer hands-on training and focused degree programs in different fields under the guidance of dedicated mentors and professional industry practitioners.

An open book in the middle of the seal is enclosed in a circle that forms the body of a five-pointed star. The book represents an open mind to learning, a symbol of the multidimensionality of human intelligence and the centerpiece of the college’s learning philosophy.

The star is a variation of the Signum Fidei, the sign of faith and the symbol of the De La Salle Brothers; it also means hope. The five points, bisected into green and white areas, represent benevolence, civility, humanitarianism, service-oriented goals, and scientific pursuit. Connecting each star’s points are solid and white circular lines that alternate from point to point, forming a circular pattern around the star.

Other parts include the two fronds of laurel, the Gloria et Honor Laurel, which signifies inspiration for quality education. “1988” represents the date of the college’s autonomy from De La Salle University-Manila and its membership into the De La Salle University System. The college name in Myriad typeface serves as a border, while two small circles separate the college name from 1988. The series of curves was adopted to form a scallop which serves as an ornament of the college logo.

Type: Private Sectarian; Co-ed

Application Period: July to December (1st batch) January to February (2nd batch)

Application Fee: P500 for Filipino citizens and permanent residents with ACR US$50 (payable only in its equivalent in pesos) for non-Filipino citizens

Campus: 2544 Taft Avenue, Manila

Office to Contact: DLSU-CSB Admissions Center (+632) 5267441 to 47 Website: Telefax: (+632) 5248233

Examination Dates: Sundays of December and March

Entrance Exam: DLS-CSB Entrance Examination

Exam Coverage: Aptitude and Achievement test components: Verbal and Quantitative; Interpersonal and Spatial Components

Tuition Fee per Unit: P 2,002.00

Testing Centers: Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, Cagayan De Oro La Salle Academy-Iligan, Iligan City Davao Psychological Services and Research Center, Davao De La Salle Canlubang, Canlubang, Laguna De La Salle Lipa High School Department, Lipa, Batangas Asian Psychological Services and Assessment, Cebu City University of St. La Salle IS High School, Bacolod City


  1. Payment of application and testing fees
  2. Completed application form
  3. High school grades
  4. Photocopy of first year to third year report cards (or its equivalent from Grades 9 to 11 for international/foreign schools)
  5. Certified true copy of available fourth year grades, duly signed by either the principal, class adviser, or registrar
  6. Three (3) recent, identical 2”x2” pictures
  7. Photocopy of birth certificate

For Foreign Applicants:

Freshman applicants should submit the following freshman requirements:

  1. Payment of application and testing fees
  2. Completed application form
  3. High school grades
  4. Photocopy of first year to third year report cards (or its equivalent from Grades 9 to 11 for international/foreign schools)
  5. Certified true copy of available fourth year grades, duly signed by either the principal, class adviser, or registrar
  6. Three (3) recent, identical 2”x2” pictures
  7. Photocopy of birth certificate Plus: 1. Authentication of the foreign applicant’s records from the Philippine Embassy in relevant countries of schooling 2. A certificate of eligibility for college admission (where necessary) 3. A student visa (for accepted applicants) 4. A verified Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR) for permanent resident aliens

For Transferees:

DLS-CSB implements a different set of requirements for transferees. For those who desire to transfer, please contact the DLS-CSB Admissions Center at (+632) 526-7441 to 47. Note: Transferees, working students, and second degree students need to complete a pre-application procedure. Commission on Higher Education-Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) applicants must refer to the section on ETEEAP application in the DLS-CSB College Prospectus. Applicants must accomplish the Pre-Application Questionnaire and await the results of their initial screening before continuing their application to DLS-CSB.

The DLS-CSB College Prospectus and pre-Application Questionnaire are available online and through the Admissions Center.



Bachelor in Applied Deaf Studies Tracks in Multimedia Arts and Entrepreneurship


Bachelor of Arts (AB): Animation Arts Management Digital Filmmaking Multimedia Arts Music Production Photography Production Design Technical Theater Major in Fashion Design and Merchandising Bachelor in Performing Arts major in Dance In consortium with Ballet Philippines-CCP Dance School Bachelor of Science (BS): Industrial Design Interior Design In consortium with Philippine School of Interior Design


Bachelor of Science (BS): Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management Tracks in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, and Travel and Tourism Management International Hospitality Management


Bachelor of Science (BS): Information Systems Business Administration major in: Computer Applications Export Management Human Resource Management


Bachelor of Arts (AB) major in: Consular and Diplomatic Affairs


Bachelor of Science (BS): Business Administration major in: Business Management** Marketing Management** ** Night school for working students and professionals.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS (Terms and conditions apply)


Benildean Excellence in Scholastics and Talents (BEST) Scholarship The highest form of scholarship awarded to freshman applicants who excel in academics, leadership, and co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in high school. This scholarship is merited and cannot be applied for.

Entrance Academic Scholarship (ENTRACA) Awarded to freshman applicants who belong to the top 20 scorers in the DLS-CSB Entrance Examination. This scholarship is merited and cannot be applied for.

Honors Scholarship Awarded to freshman applicants from select public high schools who are now in the top ten of their graduating batch.

School of Design and Arts (SDA) Grant For freshman applicants to any SDA degree program (except Bachelor in Performing Arts major in Dance, and Bachelor of Science in Interior Design) who show exceptional talent in the fields of design, arts, multimedia and music.


DLS-CSB Ballet Philippines Grant For freshman applicants and transferees to the Bachelor of Performing Arts major in Dance who have been highly recommended by the Artistic Director of Ballet Philippines

Office of Culture and Arts Grant For freshman applicants who pass the audition and are recommended by the OCA Head

Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID) Grant For graduates of the PSID who are applying to the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design program, financially underprivileged and highly recommended by the Artistic Director of PSID.


Benildean Hope Scholarship (BHS) For freshman applicants who are under the care of non-government organizations or indigenous communities identified and recognized by the College.

Blessed Arnould Study Assistance Program (BASAP) For freshman applicants and transferees applying for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Business Management; or the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Marketing Management program, who are highly motivated, low-income working individuals, at least 19 years old and have not yet previously earned a diploma in any degree program.

Kapitbahay Scholarship The Kapitbahay Grant is for financially-challenged but academically-deserving youth from neighboring barangays of De la Salle-College of Saint Benilde.

School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies (SDEAS) Grant For freshman applicants to the Bachelor in Applied Deaf Studies program who are deaf high school graduates in need of financial support for tertiary level education.

Students on Financial Assistance (SOFA) Grant For freshman applicants who are in need of financial assistance to pursue their tertiary level education.


Brother President Scholarship Program (BPSP) For freshman applicants whose parents are permanent faculty members or staff of the College and have rendered at least three (3) years of continuous service.


The De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) has close linkages with foreign institutions such as the University of Bristol (UK) and the Gallaudet University (Washington, D.C.). Here in the Philippines, DLS-CSB has connections with the Mowelfund Film Institute, Alliance Francais, Instituto Cervantes, design studios, banks, and IT companies.


Multimedia laboratories Bro. Fidelis Leddy Learning Resource Center Student Involvement Office International Conference Center (Hotel-School) Testing, Research and Evaluation Center (TREO: for research and statistical assistance) Workrooms for fashion design, production design, industrial design, and other courses Augusto-Rosario Gonzalez Theater Bookstore Auditorium Gym Clinic Housing facilities for athletes. source: DLS-CSB Admissions Center

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Mapúa is the only institution in the Philippines using the Quarter System of education, which divides one school year into four (4) terms. Under the system, students are only given a maximum of fifteen (15) units per term, with longer number of classroom hours per week per unit. This, in turn, would compensate for the shorter number of weeks per term. Aside from giving students a more manageable academic load, the system also enables students to finish a specific program one year ahead than the usual.

Mapúa is the only Philippine institution which applied for accreditation at the United States-based organization, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). This certification, once granted, would make Mapúa programs equivalent to the university programs in the United States.

In the past eight years, Mapúa produced 20 Board 1st Placers in the fields of Engineering and Architecture and is the only school in the Philippines to have the most number of Level III PACUCOA accredited Engineering programs.

The success of the efforts of the Institute to establish a culture of excellence in education is firmly evidenced by the high performance of its graduates in the licensure examinations, consistently placing in the top ten, and maintaining high passing percentage rates. This accounts for the high demand for Mapúa graduates by private and government institutions, where a big number of important positions are occupied by alumni of the Institute.

To ensure quality education, the Institute employs outstanding faculty members who are highly qualified in terms of academic degrees and teaching experience. The qualifications of these teachers are enhanced through scholarship grants for higher learning as well as attendance in conventions and seminars to keep them abreast with the latest teaching approaches. Excellence in teaching is always encouraged, acknowledged and rewarded.

Mapúa Institute of Technology (MIT, Mapúa Tech or simply Mapúa) is a private, non-sectarian, Filipino tertiary institute located in Intramuros, Manila and in Makati. It was founded by Don Tomás Mapúa in 1925.

The institute is a reputable source of architects, engineers and science graduates and topnotchers in the architectural and engineering licensure exam.

As of 2006, diplomas and official documents issued by the institute includes a footnote with the message “Malayan Colleges operating under the name of Mapúa Institute of Technology” noting the implementation of the name change of the administration.

Type: Private non-sectarian; coed

Application Period: July to March

Application Fee: Freshman: P500.00 Transferee: P500.00 Foreigners: US$ 40.00

Campus: Intramuros Campus Muralla St., Intramuros, Manila Makati Campus 333 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City

Office to Contact:

Intramuros Admissions Office G/F South Building Muralla St., Intramuros, Manila (+632) 247-5000 local 5101; (02) 524-5570 E-mail: Makati Admissions Office 333 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City (+632) 896-1650 E-mail:

Entrance Exam: Mapua Scholastic Aptitude Examination (MSAE)

Examination Dates: Saturdays from September to March (as scheduled)

Exam Coverage: Verbal and Numerical Aptitude, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Computer

Tuition Fee per Unit: P 1,411.00 for Engineering and Architecture P 873.00 for Nursing P 1,092.00 for Accountancy and Business courses

Testing Centers:

Aquinas University of Legazpi, Legazpi City, Albay Canossa, Academy, Lipa City, Batangas Canossa College, San Pablo City, Laguna Divine Word, Academy of Dagupan Don Bosco Academy, Mabalacat, Pampanga Don Bosco Technical, Institute, Tarlac City, Tarlac Holy Spirit Academy of Laoag, Laoag City, Ilocos, Norte Immaculate Conception School for Boys, Malolos, Bulacan, Palawan Hope, Christian School, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Sacred Heart College, Lucena City, Quezon St. Joseph College, Olongapo City Tomas Del Rosario College, Balanga City, Bataan


For freshmen applicants:

1. Proof of candidacy for graduation (photocopy of any of the following: 4th year report card, Certificate of Good Moral Character, etc.)

2. Two (2) identical pictures (plain background), size 1½” x 1½” 3. Application fee

For previous graduates:

1. Original and photocopy of 4th year report card

2. Photocopy of certification from the high school principal stating that the Form 137-A is still in the school file, and has not been forwarded to another school

For Transferees:

1. Weighted average of at least 2.00 (equivalent to 86) or better, excluding Religion, Physical Education (PE) and National Service Training Program (NSTP)

2. No failing grades

3. Original transcript of records for evaluation purposes

4. Original certificate of good moral character issued by the Student Affairs Office (with school seal)

5. Letter of Intent addressed to the Executive Vice-President for Academic Affairs. In the letter state the program applied for.

For Foreign Nationals:

1. Proof of candidacy for graduation (photocopy of any of the following: 4th year report card, Certificate of Good Moral Character, etc.)

2. Two (2) identical pictures (plain background), size 1½” x 1½”

3. Application fee

4. Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR)

Note: Foreign students are only taken in at the First Year level. No advanced college units are credited in Mapúa. For Procedural Guidelines in the issuances of student visas, and in the change in the admissions status, applicants must inquire at the Registrar’s Office.

For applicants coming from schools abroad (except for Filipino schools under DepEd):

* Certificate of completion of secondary education (high school or its equivalent)

Additional Requirements Once Approved by EVPAA

1. Honorable dismissal/Certificate of Transfer Credential

2. Original or certified true copy of detailed course (subject) descriptions

3. Original birth certificate printed on National Statistics Office (NSO) paper

4. Two identical pictures (plain background), size 1½” x 1½”

5. Photocopy of Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR), for foreign national

6. Official Results of Basic Medical Laboratory Work-up (CBC, Urinalysis, Stool Exam, Chest X-Ray: PA View) from accredited list of hospitals and clinics.

7. Admission fee



Architecture & Design Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design

Engineering & Science Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering , Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communications Engineering, Environmental & Sanitary Engineering, Geological Science and Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Management Engineering, Management, Social Sciences, AB Psychology, BS Psychology, Multi-Disciplinary Program, Management Science & Engineering, Multimedia Arts & Sciences

Double/Triple Degree Programs Biological Engineering and Chemistry, Biological Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry


Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Technology, Health Sciences, Nursing, Business & Management, Accountancy, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Hotel & Restaurant Management


Mapua Institute of Technology offers numerous scholarships to outstanding students who deliver high marks academically. Scholarships sponsored by the Mapua Administration include:


This scholarship offers free tuition and other fees for the entire duration of the program with a quarterly stipend of P 5,000.00, quarterly book allowance of P3,000.00 and one (1) Academic Adviser. This applies to incoming college freshmen with a rating of not lower than 80% in the Mapua Entrance examination. They must qualify in the scholarship examination and panel interview. The scholar must maintain an average of at least 1.75 every quarter and no failing grade in any course.


The scholarship is given in full for high school valedictorians and in half for high school salutatorians. This scholarship shall be in effect for two (2) quarters. This scholarship applies to incoming college freshmen where the valedictorian or salutatorian is a graduate from a batch of at least 20 students. The student shall enjoy the scholarship on the 2nd quarter should he/she not incur any failing grade.


This incentive provides for a 40% discount on tuition fee for incoming freshmen starting batch 2008-2009. The annual family income of the student must not be more than p 500,000.00. This incentive shall be given to a student with a rating of no lower than 60% in the Mapua Entrance Examination. The scholar must maintain a GPA of 2.75 every quarter. Likewise, the scholar is prohibited from shifting to another program.


This applies to currently enrolled students whose combined annual family income is not more than P550, 000.00 and whose re-admission status is “ok”. The student under this program shall render work to assigned departments/offices. This program allows the student to avail of an incentive with regards to the miscellaneous fees.


This applies to currently enrolled students who render work to assigned departments/offices. The student under this program can avail of the incentive for work rendered to Mapua to cover quarterly loanable amount (may be used to purchase supplies at the mapua bookstore or pay for service in other departments)

F. Other Scholarships sponsored by Mapua Athletic Scholarship; Cheerleader Scholarship; The New Builder Scholarship; FAMIT Scholarship; MITLU Scholarship; non-FAMIT/Non-MITLU Scholarship; P.D. 577 Scholarship

G. Other Scholarships sponsored by Private Agencies/Companies Texas Instrument Inc. (available to incoming freshmen); Merck, Inc. Philippines (available to incoming freshmen); Airlift Asia Charity Foundation; AY Foundation; Fluor-Daniel; Fujitsu Philippines; Go So Tee Foundation; Lexmark Research and Development Corporation; New PAGCOR; PHINMA Foundation Inc.; SGV Foundation Inc.; and Mapua Scholarship Grant


Mapua maintains a strong linkage in order to provide its students an effective foundation in their on-the-job training and educational enhancement. Institutions where Mapua has linkages include, among others, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems-Java, Ericsson Telecommunications, Cisco Systems and the Department of Science and Technology. Students taking up their on-the-job training will have a competitive edge as the school partners with distinguished companies such as the Aboitiz Group of Companies, Maynilad Water Services, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, Accenture and the National Power Corporation.

Faculty and Academic Development aspires continuous excellent standing with the help of companies such as Toyota, Microsoft, Sykes, Fuji Xerox Foundation and the Ateneo Center for English Language Teaching.


State-of-the-art Laboratory Equipment

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) System, Electronic and Electrical Instrument Calibrators, Chemical Engineering Pilot Plant, Universal Testing Machine, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, Triaxial Machine for Soil Testing, Miniaturized Hydraulics Laboratory, Mechanical Drive System, Microwave Kit (miniaturized microwave set-up), Antenna Laboratory with transmission line trainers, Nursing Skills Laboratory/Simulated Hospital HRM Laboratory,

Computer Laboratories with 1:1 student to computer ratio Branded PC units in 30-seat laboratories Backed by 1 gigahertz backbone Purely Cisco Network Equipment E1 internet access

Simulated Hospital for Nursing students

Nurse’s Station, Operating Room, Delivery Room and Nursery, Intensive Care Unit, Ward and Private Room, Community Health Room, Orthopedic Bed Autoclave Simulated Hotel for HRM students, Suite Hotel Room, Bar and Restaurant, Kitchen

The Library

With a Multi-Media Room and Internet Service Contains more than 40,000 titles With at least 800 seating capacity

With automated circulation and billing systems On-line Public Access Catalog On-line databases of periodicals, general references, etc. Audio-Visual and Seminar Rooms Equipped with the latest multi-media equipment and closed circuit TV Student Lounge with Cable TV Mapúa Judo’s Dojo Room Fully Equipped Fitness Gym Cardinal Plus Contact-less Smart Cards used for student IDs RCBC Automated Teller Machines Water Purifying Station – dispensers to provide purified water to all students are located all over the campus


Total Student Population of Intramuros Campus: 9,000+ Total Student Population of Makati Campus: 2,000+ Average number of freshman applicants per year: 3,000+ source: Admissions Office, Mapua Institute of Technology

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MiriamCollege-Ahead Tutorial and reviewMIRIAM COLLEGE

Miriam College graduates have distinguished themselves in various professions. Several have been cabinet secretaries, legislators, accomplished businesswomen, entrepreneurs, educators and leaders of government and non-government organizations. To date, nineteen alumnae have been selected as “The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service” (TOWNS) awardees.

To meet the challenges of the times, Miriam College has expanded its course offerings and set up four centers for curriculum development, research and community outreach: Environmental Studies Institute, Center for Peace Education, Women and Gender Institute, and Institutional Network for Social Action. Miriam College has other significant accomplishments in its rich history:

  • Established the first school-based women’s institutions, namely the Women’s Resource and Research Center in 1987 and the Women and Gender Institute in 1998;
  • The first school to offer a degree program in Environmental Planning that was launched in 1978;
  • The first school to establish a Center for Peace Education in 1997;
  • Established Consortium of Women’s Colleges together with Assumption College, College of the Holy Spirit, St. Paul University-Quezon City and St. Scholastica’s College in 2001;
  • 100 percent passing rate in the Licensure Examination for Teachers and Social Workers; and
  • One of the first batch of eleven (11) higher education institutions (HEI) in NCR granted Full Autonomy Status by the CHED in 2001.

Miriam College began in 1926 when the Archbishop of Manila requested the Sisters of the Maryknoll Congregation based in New York, USA to establish a teacher-training school for young, Catholic, Filipino women. An old Augustinian Convent in Malabon, Rizal was initially converted into the Malabon Normal School. The school transferred sites several times until finally in 1952, with its name changed to Maryknoll College, it laid down its permanent roots in Diliman, Quezon City.

Maryknoll College expanded its programs from training teachers to becoming a liberal arts college that formed women leaders. After Vatican II, the Maryknoll congregation decided to focus their efforts on their missionary work worldwide. In 1977, the ownership and management of the school was turned over to lay administrators. In accordance with this agreement, the school was re-named Miriam College in 1989.

Miriam College accepted male students in collegiate courses during the 1990s.

Type: Private non-sectarian; coed

Application Period: Until October

Application Fee: Php 550.00 US$ 10.00 or equivalent in Peso

Campus: Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Office to Contact:

Admissions Office Miriam College (+632) 580-5400 to 29 extn. 2020 / 2026



Entrance Exam: Miriam College Entrance Exam

Examination Dates: November-December

Exam Coverage: English, Mathematics, Science, Inductive Reasoning

Tuition Fee per Unit: PhP 1, 486.00

Testing Centers: Miriam College, Quezon City


Freshman Application:

  1. Complete Miriam College Application and Recommendation Forms
  2. Two (2) pieces recent 2” x 2” pictures
  3. Application and Testing Fee of Php 550.00
  4. Original 4th year HS Report Card (for HS graduates who have not yet enrolled in any college or university)
  5. Original Philippine Education Placement Test (PEPT) test results (for applicants who are PEPT Holders)


  1. Transcript of Records / Certificate of Grades of all subjects taken
  2. Satisfactory academic performance and favorable recommendation from former school
  3. Complete Miriam College Application Form
  4. Two (2) pieces recent 2” x 2” pictures
  5. Application and Testing Fee of Php 550.00* Cross-enrollment: Interested students who wish to cross enroll at Miriam College should secure a cross-enrollment permit from their home school.

Foreign Students

  1. Written Letter of Application
  2. Complete Miriam College application forms
  3. Two (2) original copies of Transcript of Records duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service establishment located at the student’s country of origin or legal residence.
  4. Six (6) copies of Personal History Statements duly signed by the student in English and in her natural dialect, with left and right thumbprints, and recent 2” x 2” photo on plain white background
  5. Notarized affidavit of support, including bank statement
  6. Photocopy of Birth Certificate
  7. Photocopy of Baptismal Certificate (if available)
  8. Two (2) pieces recent 2” x 2” pictures
  9. Complete Miriam College Application and Recommendation Form
  10. Application and Testing Fee of US$ 100 or its equivalent in Philippine peso.



Bachelor of Arts (AB): Psychology with option to minor in Special Education Communication Arts with option to minor in Digital Media Production Bachelor of Science (BS): Psychology Biology with the following tracks: Pre- Medicine Microbiological Research Environmental Planning and Management with the following tracks: Corporate Environmental Management Urban Planning and Green Architecture Associate in Computer Technology


Bachelor of Science (BS): Accountancy Business Administration w/ option to major in: Electronic Business Financial and Investments Management Marketing Management with option to minor in: Human Resource Management Entrepreneurship w/ option to minor in: Culinary Arts Fashion Design Product Design & Development


Bachelor of Science (BS): Child Development and Education with option to minor in Special Education


International Studies with the following tracks: Development Studies with option to minor in Gender Studies International Politics with option to minor in Peace Studies Social Work with option to major in: Humanitarian Affairs Corporate Social Work

SCHOLARSHIPS Miriam College offers the following scholarships to deserving students:

  1. Departmental Scholarship
  2. Honor Scholarship for Valedictorians of a graduating batch of 100+ students
  3. Student Financial Aid
  4. Banks, Companies, Organizations, Individual and Alumni Scholarship Programs


Miriam College takes pride in its relationship with distinguished universities in the United States (Georgian Court University, New Jersey and University of Delaware, Newark), Europe (ILCF Institut Catholique De Paris) and in the Asia-Pacific Region (Seisen University, Japan; Ewha Womans University, Hanshin University, and Youngsan University, Korea; Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia and Whitireia Community Polytechnic, New Zealand).

FACILITIES Computer laboratories

E-business laboratory

Audio-visual rooms

Communication Arts laboratories

Foreign languages room

EduQuest computer room for English and Math

Little theater

Marian auditorium

Covered court

Multi-purpose hall

Student activities room

Locker rooms

Faculty-student conference rooms



Higher Education Unit Student Population: 2, 500 source: as of October 28, 2008 Office of the College Registrar

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St. Scholastica’s College, Manila is a Catholic institution of higher learning professionally managed by the Benedictine sisters with their lay partners. It aims to transform students into agents of social change through the Benedictine tradition of service to God and neighbors, academic excellence, and social responsibility. Since it opened its door in 1906, it has maintained the highest level of scholastic standards in all its curriculum programs. Today, SSC’s thrust of “Education for Justice and Social Transformation” has enabled it to remain abreast with the demands of the times.

St. Scholastica’s College believes that individuals should blossom to their full potential. Thus, it commits to develop, challenge, and enable its students to set and achieve their personal and educational goals; as well as to understand their relationship to their socio-economic, political, cultural, technological, and natural environments.

To achieve this mission, St. Scholastica’s College provides students access to excellent programs that are steeped in the liberal arts tradition and develop the skills of inquiry, critical and creative thinking, interdisciplinary learning, gender sensitivity, and compassion. These skills further prepare students for successful careers and foster in them a personal commitment to lifelong learning. The school is able to meet these ends not only via its relevant academic programs supported by state-of-the-art facilities but more importantly through its pool of qualified and competent administrators and faculty who use innovative student-centered learning and teaching Strategies.

St. Scholastica was the twin sister of St. Benedict .

The school’s motto is Ora et Labora meaning “Prayer and Work”, which comes from the Holy Rule written by St. Benedict.

The color of the school uniform is blue and white in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The title of the school’s hymn is “Let’s Cheer for St. Scholastica”

Application Period: October to May

Application Fee: Php 500

Campus Address: 2560 Leon Guinto St., Malate, Manila Office to Contact:

Admissions Office Tel. Nos. 522-7686 to 89 loc. 168/169 536-6348 (direct line & fax no.) Email : Website :

Entrance Exam: SSC College Entrance Exam Battery

Exam Dates: October to May

Exam Coverage: Reading Comprehension, Math, Language

Tuition Fee Per Unit: (Ref: SY 2008-2009)

College Level : Php 1,564.00 (Yr. I and II) Php 1,545.00 (Yr. III to V)

Graduate School : Php 1,564.00

Testing Centers:

St. Scholastica’s College, Manila St. Scholastica’s Academy, San Fernando Pampanga St. Scholastica’s Academy, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental St. Agnes Academy, Legaspi City, Albay Our Lady of Caysasay Academy, taal, Batangas St. Peter’s College, Ormoc City, Leyte St. Augustine School, Mendez, Cavite


  1. Payment of application and testing fees
  2. Accomplished application forms with 2”x2” ID picture
  3. One (1) 1”x1” ID picture (identical to the 2”x2”) for exam permits
  4. Two (2) recommendation letters (using SSC forms) from the Principal / Teacher and Counselor
  5. Photocopy of the following: a. Current 4th year HS report card b. Certification from Principal/Registrar on the school’s grading system (for those with letter grades only) c. Birth Certificate (NSO) d.For Transferees: – complete records of collegiate grades certified by the Registrar – course description of subject taken – grading system in previous school e. For Married Students : Marriage certificate f. For Foreign Students : Study permits & ACR ( Alien Certificate of Registration)
  6. Payment of Php2,000.00 confirmation fee
  7. Submission of original report card as pre-requisite for enrollment

DEGREE PROGRAMS Undergraduate Program Offering:

SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY Accounting (5 years program with board exam) Accounting Technology (4-years, non-board program)

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Bachelor of Arts (AB): Literature and Literacy Political Science with Specialization in International Relations Mass Communication, with minors in: Broadcast Journalism Print Journalism Advertising Development Communication Bachelor of Science (BS): Biology Psychology/Guidance and Counseling Management Psychology and Counseling Nutrition and Dietetics Interior Design Information Technology Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd): Special Education Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA): Visual and Design Communication with Animation Visual Arts and design (with 2 years certificate program)

SCHOOL OF COMMERCE Bachelor of Science (BSC): Business and Information Systems Management Business Management Entrepreneurship and Franchise Management Financial Management Interdisciplinary Business Studies Marketing Management BSC, with any major, minor in Corporate Communications Management BSC, with any major, minor in e-Business Management Undergraduate Diploma in Interdisciplinary Business Studies (Leading to BSC major in Interdisciplinary Business Studies)


SCHOOL OF MUSIC BM / AB-5 years, *(with diploma programs-3 years) Bachelor of Music (BM): Guitar Piano Pipe Organ Voice Piano Pedagogy Emphasis Strings (Violin/Viola/ Cello/Bass) Winds (Flute/ Clarinet/Oboe/Trombone/French Horn/Trumpet/Bassoon) Music Composition Music Education with Principal Instrument: Guitar Piano Percussion Winds Voice String Violin Pedagogy Emphasis Bachelor of Arts (AB) in Music Production and Technology

SHARED-DEGREE PROGRAMS With the south Manila Inter-Institutional Consortium (SMI-IC) and the Consortium of Women’s Colleges (CWC) DOUBLE-DEGREE PROGRAMS

LIACOM : BS Psychology- BSC with any of the majors AB Mass Communication with BSC LIALIA : any two AB/BS degree programs COMCOM : any two BSC programs

FIVE-YEAR TRACK PROGRAMS Five–year track programs in Psychology leading to: MS Family Psychology and Counseling or MS in Management Psychology and Counseling Five–year track programs in Education leading to: MA in Education major in Special Education or MA in Education major in Early Childhood Education

COGNATE PROGRAMS Cognate in Education Cognate in Women’s Studies


ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP • 100% discount on tuition fees for high school valedictorians • 50% discount on tuition fees for high school salutatorians

MERIT SCHOLARSHIP A merit scholarship consists of 100% and 50% discount on tuition fees. It is awarded to applicants who top the entrance exam and whose 4th year general average is 85% and above, and highly recommended by the principal / teacher and counselor.

SPORTS SCHOLARSHIP It is awarded to outstanding athletes upon the endorsement and recommendation of the Students Affairs Office and who will enjoy partial (10,15,21 units) to full discounts (100% ) on tuition fees.

FINANCIAL GRANTS Financial grants are also awarded to eligible applicants seeking financial assistance and whose lower economic status has been verified by the Scholarship and Grants Committee. The financial assistance takes various forms: 10,15, 21 units, 100% discount on tuition or 100% discount on tuition & others/special fees.


St. Scholastica’s College Strives to maintain an environment that emphasizes the benefits or networking and linkages that open avenues for faculty/student exchanges, curricular revisions, and improvement/upgrading of facilities, equipment, and other Physical resources. These linkages with local and foreign educational institutions continue to benefit both students and faculty.


  • Adequate and good facilities:
  • Air-conditioned Classrooms
  • Study Hall (wifi ready)
  • Students Residence Hall/Dormitory (mini condominium within the school campus)
  • Chapel / Prayer Room
  • Library
  • Laboratories (radio/TV studio, music photography, computer, food and science)
  • Audio-visual Center • Halls, theater and function rooms (for concerts, musicals, theater and stage)
  • Production, exhibits, lecturers, symposia, seminar-workshop, etc.)
  • Indoor gym
  • Food Courts/Centers
  • Interactive Museum
  • Swimming pool
  • Women and Ecology Wholeness Farm
  • St. Scholastica’s Center of Spirituality (retreat house)


(Based on 1st Semester of SY 2008-2009) Number of freshman/transfer applicant 1,347 Number of accepted or qualified 776 Number of enrolled 538 Number of transferees 58 Number of academic scholars 10 Number of financial grantees 32 source: Admissions Office, St. Scholastica’s College, Manila

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Faith, Knowledge and Virtues and the growth and fullness of students in these areas are the main goals of San Beda College.

Bedan education has been designed to make the synergy of faith, knowledge and Christian-Benedictine virtues the defining mark of every Bedan’s career and personal life. Thus, potentials of fitness to the Bedan mold are essential requisites of admission to SBC.

The Bedan tradition of excellence is continuously nurtured by maintaining highly competitive and competence-centered admission policies and practices. San Beda College has made the strategic choice of quality over quantity. Therefore students who want the Bedan education privilege have to go through a selection process that probes into the applicant’s mental, social, physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual attributes. At the end of the process, San Beda College invites to its fold those whose capabilities, potentials, and character are consistent with and complementary to the pursuit and advancement of the Bedan mission of education.

San Beda College (SBC) (Spanish for Saint Bede) (or Kolehiyo ng San Beda in Filipino is a private Benedictine college run by the Benedictine monks in the Philippines. It is located at Mendiola Street in San Miguel, Manila. It was founded in 1901 primarily to “defend the Catholic battlements in the field of education.”

San Beda, which was known then as El Colegio de San Beda, started as an all-boys grade school. It has since then expanded to a full college with both undergraduate and post-graduate degree offerings.

Currently, it has two other campuses: the San Beda College-Rizal (the largest San Beda campus in size) and the San Beda College Alabang (formerly known as St. Benedict College and Benedictine Abbey School) located in Alabang Hills Village in Muntinlupa City.

Type: Private non-sectarian; college is exclusive for males; Law school is coed

Application Period: November to March

Application Fee: Filipino Freshmen Applicants : P 700.00 Transferees : P 700.00 Foreign Students : P 1,000.00

Campus: 638 Mendiola St., San Miguel, Manila

Office to Contact: Office of the College Guidance Services and Admissions 3rd floor Guidance Extension Office, St. Anselm’s Building (+632) 735-6011 to 15 loc. 5920 E-mail:

Entrance Exam: SBC-Scholastic Aptitude Test (SBC-SAT) Examination Dates: Saturdays from November to April

Testing Centers: San Beda College


For Freshmen Applicants: The College of Arts and Sciences requires the following:

  1. Two (2) colored ID pictures (passport size)
  2. Original and photocopy of latest 4th year grading period (if not yet available, present the 3rd year HS card and a certification that the applicant is a currently-enrolled 4th year student)
  3. Two (2) clear photocopies of birth certificate issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO)
  4. Application and Testing Fee of Php 700.00
  5. One (1) long brown envelope

For Transferees: The College of Arts and Sciences requires the following:

  1. Two (2) colored ID pictures (passport size)
  2. Certified True Copy of Grades (with general weighted average) marked “For Evaluation Purposes Only”
  3. Two (2) photocopies of birth certificate issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO)
  4. Application and Testing Fee of P 700.00
  5. One (1) long brown envelope

For Foreign Students (as indicated in the birth certificate):

  1. An initial interview will be conducted.
  2. Two (2) colored ID pictures (passport size)
  3. Certified True Copy of Grades (with general weighted average) marked “For Evaluation Purposes Only”
  4. Two (2) photocopies of Birth Certificate issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO)
  5. Application and Testing Fee of P 1,000.00
  6. One (1) long brown envelope

On the other hand, the College of Nursing requires the applicant to produce the following:

  1. Accomplished Application Form (This form is available at the Guidance/Admission Office, 1st floor, St. Benedict’s Building)
  2. Accomplished Recommendation Letters as provided by the College of Nursing
  3. Four (4) colored ID pictures (2” x 2”)
  4. Application and Testing Fee of Php 550.00
  5. Certificate of Good Moral Character issued by the applicant’s high school (coming from the Principal, Class Advisers or Guidance Counselor)
  6. High School Card of latest grading period or certification that the student is an incumbent 4th year student and copy of 3rd year report card)
  7. Two (2) clear copies of birth Certificate issued by the National Statistics Office
  8. After submitting the foregoing requirements, the applicant is mandated to undergo laboratory tests and submit the following results: a. Urinalysis b. Fecalysis c. CBC d. ECG e. Chest X-ray f. Drug Test

Freshman applicants should also prepare for an interview by the College of Nursing.

Foreign students and Filipinos who studied in a foreign country pursuing an undergraduate degree at San Beda College of Nursing will be subject to an initial interview by the College of Nursing Admissions Officer. They will be asked to submit the following requirements:

  1. Accomplished Application Form (This form is available at the Guidance/Admission Office, 1st floor, St. Benedict’s Building)
  2. Accomplished Recommendation Letters as provided by the College of Nursing
  3. Four (4) colored ID pictures (2” x 2”)
  4. Application and Testing Fee of Php 600.00
  5. Certificate of Good Moral Character issued by the applicant’s high school (coming from the Principal, Class Advisers or Guidance Counselor)
  6. Temporary Transcript of Records for evaluation purposes
  7. Two (2) clear copies of birth certificate issued by the National Statistics Office
  8. Laboratory exams which consist of: a. Urinalysis b. Fecalysis c. CBC d. ECG e. Chest X-ray f. Drug Test

Additionally, foreign applicants have to present their original passport and a photocopy of the same. Foreign Applicants are advised to obtain “List of Requirements for Foreign Students available at the Admissions Office.

For Transferees:

  1. Accomplished Application Form (This form is available at the Guidance/Admission Office, 1st floor, St. Benedict’s Building)
  2. Accomplished Recommendation Letters as provided by the College of Nursing
  3. Four (4) colored ID pictures (2” x 2”)
  4. Application and Testing Fee of Php 550.00
  5. Certificate of Good Moral Character issued by the applicant’s high school (coming from the Principal, Class Advisers or Guidance Counselor)
  6. Temporary Transcript of Records for evaluation purposes
  7. Two (2) clear copies of birth certificate issued by the National Statistics Office
  8. Laboratory exams which consist of: a. Urinalysis b. Fecalysis c. CBC d. ECG e. Chest X-ray f. Drug Test

An initial interview will be conducted to determine potential for admission. Furthermore, transferees must also accept the following conditions prior to admission:

  1. Transferee must come from Level II Accredited schools;
  2. He should not have a failing grade in any subject(s) credited in the academic program he/she is enrolling in San Beda College;
  3. He should have a weighted Grade Point Average (GPA) not lower that 2.50 counting all the subjects taken in the school(s) he/she was previously enrolled in, and which subjects are to be credited in the academic program he/she is enlisting;
  4. He must be willing to repeat all subjects with grades below 2.50
  5. He should not have withdrawn, nor should he/she have an incomplete grade in more than one (1) subject per semester in the school he/she was previously enrolled;
  6. He has completed his/her first year college in another school but would not otherwise qualify for admission in San Beda College as a transferee for reason(s) mentioned above, may be allowed to enroll as a first year student again, provided he/she signs an affidavit waiving any and all credits earned in the school he/she came from. However, failing or dropped/withdrawn marks should not exceed three (3) subjects;
  7. He should have passed the initial interview and evaluation of credentials to determine qualification to take the entrance examination;
  8. He should not have enrolled in two or more colleges or universities;
  9. He should have passed the SBC Entrance Test and interviews conducted by the College of Nursing Admissions Committee ; and
  10. He should submit all other requirements as may be deemed necessary by the Admissions Committee.


COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Bachelor of Science (BS): Accountancy Entrepreneurship Economics and Public Policy Information and Communications Technology Psychology Business Administration major in: Financial Management Human Resource Development Management Marketing and Corporate Communication Operations Management Bachelor of Arts (AB): Legal Management

COLLEGE OF NURSING Bachelor of Science (BS): Nursing

source: Admission Requirements and Process leaflet

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The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) traces its beginnings to the Center of Research and Communication (CRC). CRC was established 40 years ago as a think-tank conducting research and offering graduate courses in economics and management. It gradually expanded its education activities and, in 1995, was awarded university status by the Department of Education, Culture, and Sports. Since then, CRC has become known as the University of Asia and the Pacific.

In its institutional programs and activities, UA&P puts due emphasis on the individual, the family, the community, and the world. Each unit of the University thus strives to be a center of excellence, particularly in three areas: values formation, people development, and research and communication. These are hallmark programs of UA&P as an educational institution. The spiritual and doctrinal formation given in the University is entrusted to Opus Dei, a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church.

Currently, UA&P has a population of around 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students and employs about 500 full-time and part-time faculty members. The university has so far produced a total of around 4,000 alumni.

Because the student population is small and teachers are highly qualified and dedicated, the students get excellent education. Even more so since the University focuses on developing the whole person, as well as combining breadth of learning and professional specialization in its educational programs.

The University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) was founded by former Philippine Department of Finance Secretary Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao and renowned economist Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas, two Harvard graduates, as the Center for Research and Communication (CRC). CRC was established as a private voluntary organization with core operations in research and communication, together with training programs in industrial economics.

Type: Private Sectarian, Co-ed

Application Period: July to November

Application Fee: Students from local private schools: P 550 Students from local public schools: P 250 Students from foreign schools: US$50

Campus: Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Office to Contact: Admissions Office G/F APEC Communications Building (+632) 6342809; (+632) 6370912 to 26 Website: E-mail:

Entrance Exam: UA&P College Entrance Exam (CEE)

Examination Dates: August to November

Exam Coverage: English, Math, Abstract, Logic, Reading Comprehension and Essay-Writing

Average Tuition Fee per Unit: P 2,500 +

Testing Centers:

UA&P campus PAREF -Springdale School, Cebu City Digital Interface, Davao City Xavier University High School, Iloilo City Westbridge School, Iloilo City St. John’s Institute, Bacolod City (Locations of provincial testing centers vary per year.)


For Freshmen Applicants:

  1. Secure from the Admissions Office the Applicant Information Slip. Fill out slip and submit to the cashier at the Accounting and Finance Unit at the 2nd floor, College of Arts and Sciences Building. (Note: while inside the UA&P campus, please observe proper dress code—no sleeveless shirts, shorts and skirts above the knee.)
  2. Secure an application form from the cashier and pay the Admissions processing fee. This fee covers the application form, UA&P brochure, list of requirements and exam dates, and testing and processing of the application. Admission processing fees are for: • Students from local private schools – Php 550 • Students from local public schools – Php 250 • Students from foreign schools – US$50
  3. Accomplish completely and accurately the application form. Please print all your responses using black ink. Do not use abbreviations. If a question is not applicable, write NA on the space provided.
  4. Submit to the Admissions Office the accomplished application form and other required documents, together with the Admissions processing fee official receipt.Other Requirements:
    1. Secondary school record (enclosed in a sealed envelope; have the flap signed by the School Registrar)
    2. Recommendation form (enclosed in a sealed envelope; have the flap signed by the Principal or Guidance Counselor)
    3. Personal essay (typewritten on short bond paper) that conveys interests (visual/theater arts, sports, music, gourmet cooking, etc.); accomplishments; family, educational, entrepreneurial, and social experiences; future goals; strengths, weaknesses and potentials that positively contribute to the development of the University (maximum of 250 words)
    4. Two 2” x 2” identical pictures (one for the application form and one for the exam permit)
    5. Accomplished Scholarship / Financial Aid form and other required documents for those applying for grants
    6. Photocopy of NSO-authenticated Birth Certificate Note: All documents, including the application form submitted to the University Admissions Office, become property of the school. They will not be returned to the applicant.
  5. Get your testing permit after submitting all required documents. The College Entrance Exam (CEE) testing date for the five-year Master’s Program will be indicated in your testing permit. Those who opt to take the Entrepreneurial Management (EM) Program may choose their preferred exam date. EM exams are scheduled on Saturdays starting August until December. The deadline for submission of requirements is four (4) days before the exam date.

For Transferees: Note: The University accepts transfer students from other universities and colleges accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) who are willing to start again as freshmen.

  • For evaluation prior to application: Certified true copy of grades from the last school attended. The General Weighted Average should be 2.0 or higher and a minimum of 30 units should have been taken. If the transferee meets the requirements, he or she will be advised to proceed with the application. The following documents should then be submitted:
  • Accomplished application form
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor or teacher who knows the transferee well
  • Two 2” x 2” identical pictures (one for the application form and one for the exam permit)
  • Photocopy of NSO-authenticated birth certificate
  • Certificate of good moral character

For Transferees Applying to Entrepreneurial Management Note: The University accepts transfer students from other universities and colleges accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) who are willing to start again as freshmen.

  • For evaluation prior to application: Certified true copy of grades from the last school attended. The General Weighted Average should be 2.0 or higher and a minimum of 30 units should have been taken. If the transferee meets the requirements, he or she will be advised to proceed with the application. The following documents should then be submitted:
  • Accomplished application form
  • Letter of recommendation from the Guidance Counselor of the last school attended
  • Letter of recommendation from the Dean or any designated representative of the last school attended
  • Two 2” x 2” identical pictures (one for the application form and one for the exam permit)
  • Photocopy of NSO-authenticated birth certificate Note: Please make sure to complete all the requirements in order to facilitate the processing of your application.

For Foreign Applicants: If the applicant is a foreigner or resides outside the Philippines, he or she may opt to substitute the CEE with the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT1) results. Applicants should obtain a minimum combined score of 2000 on the SAT1.

If the foreign applicant’s native language or medium of instruction in secondary school is not English, he or she should take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The applicant must obtain a minimum score of 500 for the paper-based test or 62 for the Internet-based test. The certificates of evidence for the SAT1 and TOEFL results must be submitted with the completed application form not later than December 31. Requirements for Foreign Applicants include:

  • Accomplished application form
  • Photocopy of birth certificate
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Photocopy of Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR)
  • Two 2” x 2” identical pictures (one for the application form and one for the exam permit)
  • Official secondary school transcript of records
  • Accomplished recommendation form from the applicants guidance counselor Note: Please make sure to complete all the requirements in order to facilitate the processing of your application. The applicant should apply for a Student Visa at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate only after receiving the official letter of acceptance from the University. Inquiries may be made at the Embassy regarding a Student Visa. All documents, including the application form submitted to the University Admissions Office, become property of the school. They will not be returned to the applicant.


Liberal Arts Program Five-Year Programs Master of Arts in Communication Major in Integrated Marketing Communications Master of Arts in Education Master of Arts in Education Major in Child Development and Education Master of Arts in Education Major in Development and Education Master of Arts in Humanities with specialization in Literature Master of Arts in Humanities with specialization in History Master of Arts in Political Economy with Specialization in International Relations and Development Master of Science in Industrial Economics Master of Science in Management Four-Year Programs Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Management Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Master of Science in Information Technology

Other Graduate Programs Applied Business Economics Program Strategic Business Economics Program Master in Arts Major in Values Education Master of Arts in Education Major in Child Development and Education (a Program for Practitioners)

SCHOLARSHIPS To help students finance their undergraduate education, the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) offers merit scholarships and financial aid on the basis of the results of their entrance exam, their high school academic performance, and financial status.

A.Merit Scholarships

Merit Scholarships are highly competitive study grants that may cover up to 100% of tuition fees. In addition, the top applicants of each batch may also be awarded stipend, book allowance, and board and lodging allowance (for provincial applicants).

Valedictorians of selected high schools will receive a 100% tuition fee grant. Salutatorians of selected high schools, on the other hand, will receive 50% tuition fee grant. Additionally, an applicant whose high school average is at least 90% and is highly qualified in the UA&P College Entrance Exam receives a grant depending on his overall rank and availability of scholarship slots.

B. Financial Aid

The University also gives financial assistance to Filipino students who meet certain criteria. The grant covers up to 100% of tuition fees. It is renewable every year and is premised on continued financial need. It may continue up to the graduate level of any of the 5-year programs.

To qualify for financial aid, an applicant must meet the following minimum conditions

  • Financial need, as attested by the family’s finances
  • Academic competence: a high school average of at least 85%
  • Positive interview evaluation Note: The Financial Aid Grant is open only to students whose family’s gross annual income is less than P500,000.00. Assistantship

Financial aid grantees must render some hours of student assistantship in a unit of the University to which one may be assigned for one school year. The number of hours to be rendered depends on the percentage of the grant awarded to the student.

Application Procedures:

  1. Complete Merit Scholarship / Financial Aid Form (obtained from the UA&P website or UA&P Accounting Office)
  2. Letter addressed to the Scholarship Committee stating why the applicant should be considered for a scholarship grant
  3. Clear photocopy of the most recent Income Tax Return of each parent and sibling who are employed or self-employed and the tax withheld on compensation certificates
  4. Certifications from the current employer of each employed parent or sibling on the annual gross income (breakdown); for those working on contractual basis, a copy of the employment contract stating the duration of the contract and compensation package
  5. Certificate of Tax Exemption obtained from the BIR district office (from parents who are unemployed or self-employed with a business earning not more than P 100,000.00 annually)
  6. Recommendation form (to be filled out by a teacher or counselor who knows the student and his/her family circumstances well)

LINKAGES UA&P has established links with leading research and educational institutions around the world. The university’s international linkages and tie-ups are proof of its commitment to international networking. Currently, the university has existing agreements with foreign institutions located in the United States, Germany, Korea , Hongkong, India, Japan, Spain, Mexico, The Netherlands, Australia, Vietnam and China.

FACILITIES The Guidance Center Don Eugenio Lopez, Sr. Library Don Emilio Ejercito Library University Bookstore Chaplaincy Services Study Halls A and B Student Lockers Public Pay Phones source: UA&P Prospectus 2007-2009

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The University of the Philippines is the first and premier state institution of higher learning in our country. It was founded on June 18, 1908 by Act No. 1870 of the First Philippine Legislature. This Act, also known as the University Charter, specified the functions of the University. These functions are to provide advanced instruction in literature, philosophy, the sciences and arts, and to give professional and technical training.

The University of the Philippines is presently composed of six constitue nt universities: UP Diliman, UP Los Baños, UP Manila, UP Visayas, and the recently established UP Mindanao and the UP Open University, aimed at distance education. During the 1,130th meeting of the Board of Regents on April 15, 1999, the elevation of UP College of Baguio from the status of a regional unit of UP Diliman to an autonomous unit was approved. Altogether, the universities have an aggregate of 54 colleges. And from an initial enrollment of 50 in 1909, it has grown to 56,659 in 1999. All academic units of UP follow the University’s academic year which is divided into two semesters with at least 16 weeks each, and a summer session of six weeks following the second semester.

The core of UP’s Undergraduate curriculum is the General Education Program that moulds critical minds, grounds academic work in Philippine culture, and re-imagines the nation’s past in anticipation of the future to broaden the horizon’s wisdom. The GE Program also ensures that UP produces leaders who, in the corridors of power, will exhibit sensitivity to the socio-cultural dislocations, the political impact, and the environmental harm that certain types of technology may bring. Ultimately, it lays down the foundations of civic virtues-the unwavering commitment to freedom, the unquenchable thirst for truth, and the impassioned yearning for social justice.

The University of the Philippines was established in June 18, 1908, as the American University of the Philippines by an act of the First Philippine Legislature. Act No. 1870, otherwise known as the “University Act”, specified the function of the University, which is to provide advanced instruction in literature, philosophy, the sciences, and arts, and to give professional and technical training. The University began with the establishment of the Philippine Medical School (later incorporated into the University as the College of Medicine and Surgery) in 1905, which started operating in 1907, a year ahead of the rest of the UP System. Together with the College of Fine Arts and the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Medicine occupied buildings distributed along Padre Faura (Ermita district) and R. Hidalgo (Quiapo district) in Manila, the School of Agriculture was in Los Baños. A few years later, the university opened the College of Law and the College of Engineering in Manila, as well as academic units under the College of Agriculture and Forestry in Los Baños. It became necessary to establish more academic programs, as well as to expand its facilities. The Board of Regents approved the need to look for a larger site, and a 493-hectare lot was acquired by the university in Diliman, then a town in the province of Rizal. Construction of the new campus began in 1939.

Type: Public non-sectarian; coed

Application Period: First week of May to first week of July

Application Fee: Filipinos with annual gross family income of more than P100,000.00: P 450.00 Non-resident foreign applicants: $ 50 Applicants taking UPCAT in the Middle East: $ 100

Campus: Diliman, Los Banos, Manila, Cebu, Iloilo Tacloban, San Fernando, Baguio Mindanao

Office to Contact: The Office of Admissions University of the Philippines Solidor Hall, Diliman, Quezon City (+632) 9274561; (+632) 9818500 loc. 3827 to 3831 E-mail:

Entrance Exam: University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT)

Examination Date: First or second week of August

Exam Coverage: Math, Science, Language Proficiency, Reading Comprehension

Testing Centers: All U.P. campuses and 73 other testing centers


To be eligible to take the UPCAT, one must meet certain specific requirements. The applicant must belong to one of the categories listed below:

  1. A Senior students (e.g., Fourth Year, Grade 12, Senior 6) of DepEd-accredited schools or secondary schools abroad (expecting to graduate at the end of the school year);
  2. A Graduate of DepEd-accredited schools or secondary schools abroad;
  3. Those declared eligible for admission to college after taking the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT). One must also have: 1. Final grades for the First, Second and Third Years of the 4-year secondary school curriculum in DepEd-accredited schools (or, Grades 9, 10 and 11 – or, their equivalent – for international or foreign schools); and 2. Not taken the UPCAT previously.Important Reminders: There is no minimum high school average grade requirement for taking the UPCAT. The UPCAT can be taken only once. Those who have already taken the UPCAT are not allowed to take it again.

For Freshmen Applicants:

  1. Correctly and completely accomplished UPCAT Forms
  2. Likewise, if the applicant needed more than 4 years to finish high school, a signed and certified photocopy of the F137 must be submitted.);
  3. Four 2”x2” identical photographs taken within the last 6 months;
  4. A non-refundable application fee. P450 for Filipinos with annual gross family income of more than P100,000 and resident foreign applicants studying in the Philippines US$50 for non-resident foreign applicants US$100 for applicants taking the UPCAT in the Middle East

Exempted from payment of the application fee are Filipino applicants belonging to either of these groups:

  1. Those with annual gross family income of P100,000 or less (supported by the latest and updated ITRs of earning members of the family); or
  2. Top ten graduates or prospective graduates of public high schools as of the end of the previous school year (supported by a ranked listing of the school’s TOP TEN students signed by the School Head/Principal).

Modes of Payment

Through any of the following (payable to UPCAT): 1. Any Philippine National Bank (PNB) branch, Account No. 075-800048-6 (for peso payments) or Account No. 275-7059935 (for US dollar payments);

2. Postal Money Order (PMO); or

3. A bank Manager’s/Cashier’s check.

For Transferees: In general, a transfer student may be admitted provided that:

  1. He can present at least 33 academic units with a general weighted average of 2.00 or better for all the collegiate academic units taken outside the University;
  2. He will have to complete, in the University, not less than 50% of the units required for his program; and
  3. The quota set by the Dean of the College concerned has not yet been filled up.

Applicants will be ranked based on their general weighted average in comparison with other applicants. The cut-off average will be determined by the quota set by the Deans of the colleges/units for that particular semester. Transferees should complete the following items:

  1. UPCAT Application Form 2
  2. A signed and certified legible photocopy of the Permanent Secondary School Record (F137) from the other school must be attached to this Form containing all the grades earned therein
  3. Four 2”x2” identical photographs taken within the last 6 months
  4. Pay application fee (P450.00 for Filipinos with annual gross family income of more than P100,000 and resident foreign applicants studying in the Philippines

For Foreign Applicants (Undergraduate Program):

  1. Completion of high school program in the country where he/she had his/her secondary education (including the completion of a one- or two-year pre-university education in a country where such is a prerequisite for admission to a bachelor’s degree program)
  2. Qualifying in a college-qualifying national or international foreign-administered examination such as General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examination and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or equivalent examination: GCE: ordinary level passes and 2 advanced level passes SAT: minimum total score of 1200 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Foreign students may also take the UPCAT.
  3. In the case of an applicant whose native language or whose medium of instruction in the secondary school is not English, a minimum score (500 if paper based or 173 if computer based) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

DEGREE PROGRAMS The following lists the campuses and the programs they offer:

U.P. BAGUIO BS Biology BA Communication BS Computer Science B Fine Arts BA Language & Literature BS Mathematics BS Physics BA Social Sciences

U.P.E.P. PAMPANGA BA Business Economics BS Business Management BA Psychology

U.P. DILIMAN BA Anthropology BS Applied Physics (5 yrs) BA Araling Pilipino BS Architecture (5 yrs) BA Art Studies BS Biology BA Broadcast Communication BS Business Administration BS Business Administration & Accountancy (5 yrs) BS Business Economics BS Chemical Engineering (5 yrs) BS Chemistry BS Civil Engineering (5 yrs) BS Clothing Technology BA Communication Research BS Community Development BS Community Nutrition BA Comparative Literature BS Computer Engineering (5 yrs) BS Computer Science BA Creative Writing BS Economics BS Electrical Engineering (5 yrs) BS Electronics & Communications Engineering (5 yrs) B Elementary Education BA English Studies BA European Languages BS Family Life & Child Development BA Filipino BA Film & Audio-Visual Communication B Fine Arts BS Food Technology (5 yrs) BS Geodetic Engineering (5 yrs) BS Geography BS Geology BA History BS Home Economics BS Hotel, Restaurant & Institution Management BS Industrial Engineering (5 yrs) B S Interior Design BA Journalism B Landscape Architecture B Library & Information Science BA Linguistics BA Malikhaing Pagsulat sa Filipino BS Materials Engineering (5 yrs) BS Mathematics BS Mechanical Engineering (5 yrs) BS Metallurgical Engineering (5 yrs) BS Mining Engineering (5 yrs) BS Molecular Biology & Biotechnology B Music (5 yrs) BA Philosophy B Physical Education BS Physics (5 yrs) BA Political Science BA Psychology BS Psychology BA Public Administration B Secondary Education BS Social Work BA Sociology BA Speech Communication B Sports Science (5 yrs) BS Statistics BA Theatre Arts BS Tourism

U.P. MANILA BA Behavioral Sciences BS Biochemistry BS Biology BS Computer Science D Dental Medicine (6 yrs) BA Development Studies BS Industrial Pharmacy (5 yrs) BS Nursing BS Occupational Therapy BA Organizational Communication BS Pharmacy (5 yrs) BA Philippine Arts BS Physical Therapy (5 yrs) BA Political Science BS Public Health BA Social Sciences (Area Studies) BS Speech Pathology

U.P. LOS BAÑOS BS Agribusiness Management BS Agricultural Chemistry (5 yrs) BS Agricultural Economics BS Agricultural Engineering (5 yrs) BS Agriculture BS Applied Mathematics BS Applied Physics BS Biology BS Chemical Engineering (5 yrs) BS Chemistry BS Civil Engineering (5 yrs) BA Communication Arts BS Computer Science BS Development Communication BS Economics BS Electrical Engineering (5 yrs) BS Food Technology BS Forestry BS Human Ecology BS Industrial Engineering (5 yrs) BS Mathematics BS Mathematics and Science Teaching BS Nutrition BA Sociology BS Statistics D Veterinary Medicine (6 yrs)

U.P. CEBU COLLEGE BS Biology BS Computer Science B Fine Arts (Industrial Design) B Fine Arts (Painting) b BS Management BA Mass Communication BS Mathematics BA Political Science BA Psychology

U.P. TACLOBAN COLLEGE BS Accountancy (5 yrs) BS Biology BA Communication Arts BS Computer Science BS Management BA Social Sciences (Economics) BA Social Sciences (Political Science) BA Social Sciences (Psychology)

U.P. VISAYAS BS Accountancy (5 yrs) BS Applied Mathematics BS Biology BA Broadcast Communication BS Business Administration (Marketing) BS Chemical Engineering BS Chemistry BA Community Development BS Computer Science BS Economics BS Fisheries BS Food Technology BA History BA Literature BS Management BA Political Science BA Psychology BS Public Health BA Sociology BS Statistics

U.P. MINDANAO BS Agribusiness Economics BA Anthropology BS Applied Mathematics BS Architecture BS Biology BA Communication Arts BS Computer Science BA English (Creative Writing) BS Food Technology

SCHOLARSHIPS Since 1991, the U.P. Oblation Scholarship has been awarded to the top fifty UPCAT qualifiers. The benefits include free tuition, miscellaneous and laboratory fees, a semestral book subsidy and a monthly incentive and transportation allowance. Recipients may enjoy the UP Oblation Scholarship throughout the normal length of time required to finish their chosen degree program, provided they maintain the required grade point average. For those in the accelerated medical program (INTARMED), however, only the first four years are covered by this grant.

The University of the Philippines has a Socialized Tuition and Financial Assistance Program, also known as STFAP or the ISKOLAR NG BAYAN PROGRAM. It provides possible tuition discounts and/or additional financial assistance for financially needy students in the form of monthly subsidies for living and travel expenses and a semestral book allowance.

A number of scholarships, study grants and awards donated by government and private companies or individuals, are also available. Most are intended for financially needy students, though some are awarded in recognition of outstanding academic performance. The Board of Regents may authorize increases in student fees including tuition, scholarships, and financial assistance.

For additional information, you may write directly to the OFFICE OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDENT SERVICES, Vinzon’s Hall, U.P. Diliman, Q.C.

FACILITIES University library University health service Track and field oval Tennis courts University gymnasium Sunken garden Swimming pool Billiard and bowling facilities Diliman Shopping Center Banking facilities UP Post Office Computer center Creative Writing Center UP Theater National Engineering Center UP Film Center source:


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The University of Santo Tomas, the Pontifical and Catholic University of the Philippines, is a Dominican institution of higher learning. Under the inspiration and patronage of St. Thomas Aquinas, UST commits itself to the pursuit of truth and to the preservation, advancement and transmission of knowledge in the arts and sciences, both sacred and civil, through the use of reason illumined by faith.

The university affirms its role in the formation of men and women to become competent and compassionate professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation and the global community.

The University of Santo Tomas is the oldest existing university in Asia and, in terms of student population, is the largest Catholic university in the world located in one campus.

In its long history, UST is known to be the cradle of saints, martyrs and heroes. It has engendered Philippine presidents, chief justices, national artists and a host of accomplished men and women whose expertise and prominence have spanned the globe.

The seal of the University of Santo Tomas is a shield quartered by the Dominican Cross. Superimposed on the cross is the sun of Saint Thomas Aquinas, patron of Catholic schools, after whom the university is named. The sun is actually made similar to the Sun of May.

Left to right: Emblem of the papacy, crowned by the Papal Tiara, seal of the Spanish Kingdom of Leon showing the lion rampant, and the seal of Manila showing the sea lion.

Encircling the Dominican cross are: On the upper left is the papal tiara, indicating that the UST is a pontifical university.

The upper right shows the lion derived from the seal of Spain, indicative of royal patronage throughout the greater part of the university’s centuries-old existence.

The lower left is occupied by the sea lion taken from the seal of the City of Manila, the national capital, symbolizing the Republic of the Philippines.

The rose on the lower right is a symbol of the Blessed Virgin Mary under whose patronage the university was placed from its very beginnings.

The symbols are rendered in gold (except for the Dominican cross which is black and white), and are set on a field of light blue, the Marian color.

Type: Private Non-sectarian; Co-Ed

Application Period: July to 1st week of December

Application Fee: Local Student : P 500.00 Foreign Student : P 1,100.00

Campus: España, Manila

Office to Contact: Office for Admissions Room 104 UST Tan Yan Kee Student Center (+632) 4061611 loc. 8276; (+632) 3097211 Website:

Entrance Exam: University of Santo Tomas Entrance Exam (USTET)

Examination Dates: 1st Sunday of August, last Sunday of October, 1st Sunday of December

Exam Coverage:

Math, English, Science Applicants to the Conservatory of Music, the College of Architecture, and the College of Fine Arts and Design are required to take special ability tests.

Average Tuition Fee per Unit: P 1,072.90 (miscellaneous fees not included)

Testing Centers:

Ateneo de Zamboanga University High School St. Joseph College, St. Scholastica’s Academy Sacred Heart College Blessed Christ Child Montessori Foundation Angelicum School Iloilo, La Consolacion College Aquinas University of Legazpi Colegio de San Juan de Letran Baguio City National High School, St. Theresa’s College Xavier University High School, Canossa College Sacred Heart College, Leyte, St. Michael Academy St. Mary’s College of Borongan Don Bosco Technical Institute St. Paul University Philippines, University of La Salette Don Bosco Academy, San Pedro College Dominican School, Holy Trinity College Notre Dame-RVM College of Cotabato Canossa Academy Philippine Statesman College Holy Infant Academy Surigao State College of Technology Tomas Del Rosario College St. Paul College of Ilocos Sur St. Paul College of Bocaue Holy Spirit Academy of Laoag Sta. Cruz South Central School


Application Procedures: Applicants to the University of Santo Tomas Entrance Test (USTET) for college are required to:

  1. Accomplish an application form.
  2. Submit the following together with the accomplished application form: a. Clear photocopy of birth certificate; b. Two (2) 2” x 2” recent identical pictures with printed name and signature at the back; c. Pay the application fee.

For Freshmen Applicants:

  1. The admission of freshmen applicants into the University of Santo Tomas is based on the following: a. Performance in the Entrance Examination administered by the Testing Center; b. Quotas and other requirements by the specific course/college units set up by the respective offices of the deans; c. Satisfactory performance in high school; d. Interviews, which are conducted by some colleges/units.2. Upon being informed of his/her eligibility for admission, the applicant must submit the following credentials* to the Dean’s Office of the college he/she has been admitted to within the submission period: a. Original Form 138 (Report Card); b. Certificate of Good Moral Character from the principal, guidance counselor, or parish priest/pastor. * Falsification of such documents constitutes grounds for disqualification.

For Transferees: The University limits applications for transfer to exceptionally meritorious cases.

  • No student with failure in any subject shall be accepted as a transferee.
  • A student who wishes to transfer to the University of Santo Tomas must submit the following documents to the Dean of the college/faculty where he/she wishes to transfer:1. A letter addressed to the Dean expressing the intention to transfer and indicating the program of interest; 2. A clear photocopy of his/her transcript of records duly certified by the Office of the Registrar of the transferee’s school; and 3. Certified of good moral character coming from the Dean and the Office for Student Affairs of the transferee.
  • The Dean shall then forward the certificate of good moral character to the University’s Office for Student Affairs for clearance.
  • Should the transferee merit a favorable evaluation, the Dean will endorse him/her to the Office of the Secretary General for approval to take the Transferee’s Qualifying Examinations to be administered by the Office for Admissions.
  • Placement in the program of interest is dependent on the following:a. Availability of slots; b. Results of the Transferee’s Qualifying Examinations; c. Grades found in the transcript of records duly certified by the transferee’s present school; and d. Approval of the Secretary General.
  • Upon meeting the requirements for transfer, the applicant should accomplish the admission memo which includes submission of the transfer credentials to the Office of the Registrar and requires the final approval of the Secretary General.

For Foreign Applicants: Foreign applicants may be admitted into the university as long as they recognize and respect its distinctive Catholic identity and satisfy all the requirements after the Registrar’s Office, in coordination with the Office of the Dean, has evaluated their records.

  1. A non-immigrant student applying for admission must submit the following to the Registrar’s Office: a. TOEFL results or its appropriate equivalents; b. Scholastic records or official transcript of records in duplicate, duly authenticated by the Philippine Foreign Service Post in the student’s country of origin or legal residence*; c. Six (6) copies of a personal history statement (forms are available at the Registrar’s Office); and d. Notarized affidavit of support, including bank statement, in duplicate. * If acceptable to the university, the said credentials will be submitted to the Department of Foreign Affairs, which shall endorse to the Philippine Foreign Service Post nearest the applicant’s residence the issuance of a student visa.
  2. Before enrollment, the applicant is required to present his Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR).
  3. Immigrants and permanent resident aliens are required to submit a verified copy of their ACR.


FACULTY OF SACRED THEOLOGY Bachelor of Sacred Theology AB Major in Theology Sisters Institute for Theological Formation

FACULTY OF PHILOSOPY Bachelor in Philosophy AB Classical

FACULTY OF CANON LAW Bachelor in Canon Law

FACULTY OF PHARMACY Pharmacy Biotechnology Medical Technology

FACULTY OF ARTS AND LETTERS Asian Studies Behavioral Science Communication Arts Economics Journalism Legal Management Literature Philosophy Political Science Sociology

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING Civil Engineering Chemical Engineering Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Industrial Engineering Electronics and Communications Engineering Information Technology Information Systems Computer Science

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE Applied Physics major in Instrumentation Biology Chemistry Microbiology Mathematics major in Actuarial Science Psychology

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Secondary Education Elementary Education Pre-School Education Special Education Library and Information Science Food Technology Nutrition and Dietetics


COLLEGE OF COMMERCE Entrepreneurship Business Administration Financial Management Marketing Management Human Resource Management Business Economics Operations Management

CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Piano, Voice, Violin, Composition & Conducting, Keyboard, Strings & Guitar, Woodwind & Brasswind, Percussion, Theory & Music Education


COLLEGE OF REHABILITATION SCIENCE Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Sports Science

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN Advertising Arts Interior Design Industrial Design Painting

COLLEGE OF ACCOUNTANCY Managerial Accounting Accounting






  1. Santo Tomas Scholarship – It is given to students with excellent academic performance. * Valedictorian – 100% defrayal from tuition fee * Salutatorian – 50% defrayal from tuition fee
  2. Santo Domingo Scholarship – It is given to students who excel in the arts, sports, and special skills. For Music: – The conservatory of Music receives and screens application. For Athletes: – The Institute of Physical Education and Athletics Department receives and screens application.
  3. San Lorenzo Ruiz Scholarship – It is given to students who are in need of financial assistance in exchange for rendering working hours in the University. – Defrayal of tuition fees, regular allowance based on the number of service hours rendered.
  4. San Martin de Porres Scholarship – It is given to deserving students in need of financial assistance.
  5. Sta Rosa. De Lima Fund – 50% defrayal of tuition San Juan Macias Fund – 50% defrayal of tuition De Porres Fund – subject to availability of funds


UST Main Building Thomas Aquinas Research Center The UST Botanical Garden The UST Museum of Arts and Sciences Miguel Benavides Library (UST Central Library) UST Tanyankee Student Center The UST Hospital UST Cancer Research Institute UST Food and Carpark Building UST Santissimo Rosario Parish UST Swimming Pool UST Gymnasium UST Football Field UST Health Service UST Quadricentennial Park UST Publishing House UST Covered Walk UST Auditoriums St. Martin de de Porres Auditorium (Medicine auditorium) Benavides Auditorium (High School auditorium) Albertus Magnus Auditorium (Education auditorium) Angelo King Auditorium (Hospital auditorium) St. Raymund’s Auditorium (AB/Commerce Auditorium)

FRESHMAN STATISTICS Number of applicants – 42, 732 Number of enrollees – 10, 320 Number of freshmen on scholarship – 752 Number of transferee applicants – 156 source: as of December 15, 2008 University of Santo Tomas – Office for Admissions

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Program Offerings


Accountancy programs equip students with skills in recording, classifying, and analyzing formal business transactions. Students also receive training in related fields of business such as management, statistics, finance, economics, and psychology. They gain professional competence and a mastery of generally accepted accounting principles.

Career Opportunities

Certified public accountant (CPA), accountant, bookkeeper, auditor, tax adviser, comptroller, accounting clerk, budget officer, credit manager, financial analyst, bank manager


Most actuaries work in insurance companies, their main task being to calculate life expectancy and the compensation rates for insurance agents. Theories from calculus, investment math, geometry, and life contingencies are applied in their work. One must pass a series of six examinations before being admitted into the Actuarial Society of the Philippines, Inc.

Career Opportunities

Employment in life insurance companies and consulting firms; statistician, corporate planner


Students of advertising arts gain the knowledge and practical skills needed to creatively promote and sell goods, themes or ideas, and services to the public. The curriculum prepares students for careers in advertising agencies, the advertising departments of mass media, or businesses that carry out both advertising and public relations functions.

Career Opportunities

Advertiser, promotions officer, public relations manager, radio and television production staff


Degree programs in agribusiness promote the understanding and appreciation of agriculture as a lucrative business. They develop young professionals who can take on the challenge of managing a farm or entering into small and medium-scale enterprises related to agriculture. Students can specialize in any of the following fields: business management, crop enterprise management, or livestock enterprise management.

Career Opportunities

Corporate or family farm manager, entrepreneur, agricultural consultant; employment in agro-industrial firms or agri-based government institutions


Agricultural engineering programs contribute to the nation’s agro-industrial development by producing graduates who can take an active role in the agricultural sector. The discipline covers subjects like agricultural management, mathematics, physics, irrigation, drainage, meteorology, study of farm machinery, and planning farm buildings.

Career Opportunities

Entrepreneur, agricultural consultant; employment in schools, government agencies, and agricultural firms


The study of agriculture requires strenuous physical and mental effort. Aside from undergoing hands-on farming and planting, students learn agricultural botany, agricultural communications, agricultural economics, agronomy, animal science, entomology, plant pathology, soil science, applied mathematics, and statistics. It is a very complex field that is multifaceted in nature.

Career Opportunities

Agricultural statistician, manager, farm loan examiner, credit supervisor and bank appraiser, farm management consultant, agricultural researcher, agricultural instructor, boiling house superintendent


Anthropology majors study the evolution of the human race, changes in our physical and behavioral characteristics, and our cultural and social institutions. They are encouraged to apply their knowledge in the physical and social sciences in studying the growth of human existence. They receive training in the measurement and testing of the general physical characteristics of fossilized materials.

Career Opportunities

Researcher, professor, consultant, field supervisor, analyst; employment in government agencies, research institutions, private corporations, museums, and schools


Students of architecture learn how to find solutions to the architectural, structural and aesthetic needs of man. They develop skills in graphic representation. They take up freehand drawing, perspective and form analysis, physics, surveying, architectural designing, and site and town planning. Theoretical and practical aspects are combined, with emphasis given to the development of the student’s analytical and creative skills.

Career Opportunities

Licensed architect; employment in architectural agencies


Asian Studies is a specialized program that focuses on Asian culture, economics, politics, demography, history, philosophy and religions. It aims to instill in Filipino students an awareness of their Asian identity and a love for their own culture. Students interested in Asian culture and history gain an understanding of their Asian neighbors by learning their languages.

Career Opportunities

Tour guide, travel agent, translator, researcher, writer, flight attendant, teacher, government consultant


Degree programs in banking and finance focus on analysis and decision making in financial matters. Specific subjects include business statistics, financial management, bank management, capital budgeting, portfolio management, and consumer banking operations. Students are also prepared in related fields such as math, statistics, economics, and psychology. Knowledge in banking and finance is important because of the active role played by the financial sector in globalization.

Career Opportunities

Bank teller, foreign exchange trader, cashier, account analyst, payroll accountant


Behavioral Sciences is a mixture of sociology and anthropology. Students inquire into human relations and interactions, community affairs, economic conditions, the political environment, and religious systems. Their academic preparation gives them a strong background in theory and research for practical application.

Career Opportunities

Journalist, manager, professor, social worker, civil servant, politician


Dubbed as the chemistry of life, biochemistry is a thorough study of substances found in living organisms and of the changes they undergo during the life and development of the organism. The study draws on the techniques of analytical, organic and physical chemistry, as well as the physiological concern with the molecular basis of vital life processes.

Career Opportunities

Biochemist, consultant; employment in industrial laboratories


Biology majors are taught the basics of collecting and studying facts about plant and animal life. The program is rigorous and extensive since students have to finish various subjects related to plants and animals, and to undergo laboratory work with special facilities for individual research work. The program is a recommended training ground and preparation for the study of medicine.

Career Opportunities

Employment in schools, research centers, manufacturing firms, and hospitals


Botany is the study of plants. Students in the discipline learn principles in the areas of taxonomy, plant anatomy, plant genetics, and the relation of plants to the environment. The curriculum calls for fieldwork, research and laboratory work.

Career Opportunities

Teacher, researcher, analyst, landscape architect, consultant, supervisor for plantations, park developer


Business/management economics programs offer a balanced training in business and economics. Statistics, accounting, finance, and marketing comprise the business aspect, while micro-, macro-, and mathematical economics, and the theory and practice of social development comprise the economics aspect of the course. Students learn how to apply business concepts in the economic environment. Knowledge about the movement of economic forces becomes the basis for sound management decisions.

Career Opportunities

Business analyst; involvement in planning, forecasting, purchasing, and production operations


Chemical engineering students gain specialized skills in organizing and supervising the operation of equipment and plants that manufacture products related to chemical processing. They also take courses in physics, mathematics, organic and inorganic chemistry, and thermodynamics.

Career Opportunities

Licensed chemical engineer; employment in drug companies, petroleum refineries, fertilizer companies, and health product manufacturers


Chemistry majors gain knowledge in the fundamental principles of chemistry and their application through chemical experiments, which require specialized laboratory skills. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a good foundation in the basic sciences, primarily chemistry, thus developing graduates who can assume active roles in the development of the discipline and who can undertake research for either academic or industrial institutions.

Career Opportunities

Quality control chemist, supervisor, production employee, sales representative, laboratory analyst


Students with a passion for teaching and a love for children are encouraged to enter the field of child study. Their research focuses primarily on finding ways to develop the minds and character of children. They are challenged to impart basic social values like obedience, cleanliness, punctuality and cooperation, and to discover and develop the talents and abilities of children through various games and activities. By facilitating motor skill games and exercises, they manage to enhance the creativity of children.

Career Opportunities

Educator of normal and/or special children; employment in preschools or day care centers


Civil engineering deals with the design and maintenance of public works such as buildings, roads, dams, irrigation systems, bridges, etc. Students in this field develop a thorough understanding of engineering, economics, industrial management, and finance. They are also exposed to the application of engineering principles. Fieldwork, research, structure evaluation, and the conduct of land surveys are just some of the numerous activities undertaken in the program.

Career Opportunities

Licensed engineer, project supervisor, planner of public works, foreman


Communication arts or mass communication programs provide students with an awareness of the importance of and accountability involved in the utilization of the different communication media such as radio, print, audio-visuals, television, and film. Students major in broadcasting, journalism, advertising, public relations, or research.

Career Opportunities

Journalist, advertiser, public relations officer, production assistant, writer, director


Degree programs in communications technology management combine the fields of communications, telecommunications, and computer science with the business curriculum. Graduates pursue careers in telecommunication firms, advertising agencies, and other business enterprises.

Career Opportunities

Advertiser, public relations officer, software developer, TV and radio production staff


Students of computer engineering are familiarized with the hardware functions of a computer. The subjects covered are highly technical, computer-related and analytical, involving a lot of math and electronics. In contrast to computer science, which focuses on the development of software, computer engineering programs are geared toward the invention and production of functional hardware.

Career Opportunities

Involvement in the manufacture of computer parts and equipment, computer repair


Computer science majors are trained to study, design, implement, and evaluate information and data systems. An intensive preparation in the development of algorithms and software and in the design and interconnection of computers is also provided. Graduates become systems designers and network administrators of software development firms and the information technology departments of corporations.

Career Opportunities

Computer programmer, systems analyst, systems programmer, systems engineer


Creative writing programs produce young professionals with a well-rounded education and exemplary skills in writing. Apprenticeship and workshops form part of the curriculum so that students learn by working under experienced writers and among themselves. Degree programs in creative writing are offered in either English or Filipino.

Career Opportunities

Writer, journalist, instructor, other positions in the academe


Dentistry students acquire the knowledge and skills needed to practice the profession. They learn the importance of preventing dental disorders and preserving natural teeth and gums. Basic medical science is also learned through courses in chemistry, biology, and human anatomy.

Career Opportunities

Licensed dentist, researcher, laboratory assistant


Degree programs in developmental studies apply an interdisciplinary approach to the study of developments in the economy and in society, with students learning economics, sociology, and political science. The program is excellent for those intending to pursue careers in teaching, social work, social development, or other related fields since it helps them understand theories of development and social transformation. Career Opportunities Social worker, analyst, counselor, community worker, teacher, supervisor ECONOMICS Economics is the study of allocating scarce resources to varying and unlimited wants and needs. It is, therefore, the task of students to learn the economic theories, principles, and policies behind the world’s fast-paced economic movements. The program is linked to the study of logic, mathematics, sociology, psychology, and other social sciences.

Career Opportunities

Economic forecaster, statistician, economic researcher, analyst, writer, teacher; employment in banks, other commercial establishments, or government agencies


Education programs develop future elementary and high school teachers, coordinators, and school heads. Graduates become responsible for the education and formation of young people. Students choose a field of concentration depending on the subject they want to teach or specialize in, such as English, Filipino, Social Studies, Math, Religious Education, etc.

Career Opportunities

Licensed teacher in a private or public school, researcher; employment in libraries, government offices, marketing firms


Students of electrical engineering learn the basic concepts of electricity. They are taught to apply fundamental theories to the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of electrical apparatuses that are vital sources of electrical energy. In recent years, electrical engineering programs have included the study of computer technology, thus enabling students to keep abreast with modern technological breakthroughs.

Career Opportunities

Licensed engineer; employment by goods and appliance manufacturers, broadcasting firms, and telecommunications companies


In today’s world, where communication is a vital part of everyday life, electronics and communications engineering (ECE) graduates are in great demand. The ECE curriculum is designed to introduce students to wire and radio communications systems and the use of electronics in different activities such as medicine and surgery, electronic controls and measurement, and electrical communications. Students acquire operational skills in electronics and communications, such as planning and designing electronic equipment and processes. Basic and advanced electronics, electronics and communications engineering math, and communications theory are only some of the courses included in the program.

Career Opportunities Licenced Engineer, technician, sales engineer, production supervisor, maintenance and operations engineer, researcher


English/literature programs develop proficiency in oral and written communication, with emphasis given to disciplined research, poetry, and creative writing. Students develop an appreciation of the different forms of literature, and learn to express themselves through writing and composition. Some subjects in the program include English literature, Philippine literature, creative writing, and literary criticism.

Career Opportunities

Teacher, writer, researcher, secretary, translator, tour guide, broadcaster, administrative assistant, public relations practitioner, advertising officer


Licenced engineer, graduates of environmental and sanitary engineering programs safeguard public health by improving sanitation and environmental facilities. The program encompasses civil engineering and integrates chemistry and microbiology subjects as well. Environmental and sanitary engineers play important roles in vital activities such as water purification, and industrial and sewage waste treatment.

Career Opportunities

Consultant on the disposal of industrial wastes; employment in industrial plants to design and supervise drainage systems, insect and rodent control projects, and other hygienic programs


Degree programs in environmental science respond to the need for environmental assessment in the economic and industrial development of the country. Students gain a general understanding of the basic foundations of earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics. They also take courses in environmental monitoring and assessment, environmental modeling and simulation, and environmental laws.

Career Opportunities

Instructor, researcher, laboratory assistant, consultant


European Studies provides students with a macro view of the European business, economic, and political environments. Students acquire skills in international business and relations, so that they may be able to confront the challenges presented by European integration. They also learn to communicate effectively in one or more European languages other than English.

Career Opportunities

Tour guide, travel agent, translator, researcher, writer, flight attendant, teacher, government consultant; employment in embassies


Fisheries programs begin with two years of general education, followed by two years of rigid training in the area of concentration. Students may specialize in fish processing technology and learn such techniques as canning, salting, smoking, and sun-drying, as well as the quality control that accompanies such methods. They also learn how to conduct laboratory analyses on fish and other marine life to determine the possible physical and chemical effects of ocean conditions. Another field of specialization, inland fisheries, is concerned with fishpond construction and management, fish anatomy and physiology, fish disease, and parasite study and management. Issues and topics dealing with freshwater in relation to surrounding plant and animal life and the effects of pollution on inland waters are also covered. Finally, the field of marine fisheries provides students with training in seamanship, navigation, oceanographic survey, and the art of commercial fishing.

Career Opportunities

Researcher, teacher, fishery consultant, fishery technician, extension worker, fishery supervisor, fish farm manager, fishing boat registrar


The field of food technology encompasses all processing methods and preservation techniques by which foodstuffs are rendered suitable for consumption and storage. Programs in this field promote the technical understanding of preserving food from natural deterioration, following harvest or slaughter. Such preservation techniques include drying, refrigeration, and fermentation.

Career Opportunities

Food technician, dietician, public health nutritionist, consultant; employment in hotels, restaurants, and hospitals


Degree programs in forestry are designed to educate students on proper forest management. Students are encouraged to contribute to the attainment of sustainable development through the proper administration and wise utilization of forest resources. The first two years of the program are concerned with general education in forestry while the last two are for specialized training as students are familiarized with the skills and techniques employed in the profession.

Career Opportunities

Forester, researcher, supervisor, teacher, forest ranger; employment in logging and lumber firms, agricultural firms, schools, and research organizations


Land surveying and mapping are the two fundamental activities of students majoring in geodetic engineering. The basic principles of math, the physical and social sciences, astronomy, satellite observations, route and plane surveying, gravity measurement, electronic surveying, and land use are also taught so that students will have sufficient understanding of various geodetic operations. Students are also trained to use and maintain surveying equipment.

Career Opportunities

Employment in private engineering firms and mining companies


Geography majors are trained to illustrate the characteristics of the earth’s area, soil, minerals, water, vegetation, and climate, and to evaluate these components and relate them to the changing patterns of human settlement. Students also learn research methods on geographic information.

Career Opportunities

Political geographer, urban planner, regional analyst, cartographer, climatological analyst, community planner, market or business analyst, teacher, researcher


Geology deals with the structure, composition, and history of the planet’s surface. Students in the discipline are given hands-on experience in the conduct of experiments on rocks, minerals, and fossils to determine their relation to the earth’s crust and to the country’s economic development. The program may include research and exploration trips.

Career Opportunities

Research assistant, project leader, program manager, teacher, surveyor; employment by mining and quarrying companies, consulting firms, schools, research institutions, and museums


Looking back at the past in light of the present gives us guidance for the future. This is precisely the purpose of studying history. Degree programs in the field examine the development of human society and provide for the critical evaluation of current events and issues. Subjects include Philippine history, Asian civilization, and western civilization. As history continues to unfold, the vastness of its scope continues to expand. It promises to be an enriching experience for persevering and patient students.

Career Opportunities

Teacher, writer, lecturer, researcher, archivist


Home economics programs develop individuals who are able to address the basic needs of a Filipino home. Artistic and scientific knowledge in home making and management are essential to this field. Students take courses in culinary arts, nutrition and dietetics, child psychology, consumer education, and home planning.

Career Opportunities

Customer consultant, home products manufacturer, food manufacturer, food demonstrator, restaurant supervisor, laboratory technician, food analyst, researcher


Students of hotel and restaurant management are prepared for managerial and entrepreneurial positions in the hotel and restaurant industry, both locally and internationally. On-the-job training is provided to strengthen service-oriented and personal relations skills. Graduates venture into lodging, food service, and leisure and travel businesses.

Career Opportunities

Food supervisor, hotel manager, reservations clerk, front desk manager, purchasing manager, sales representative, public relations officer, travel agent


Degree programs in the humanities are especially suitable for students endowed with a variety of talents and skills. Students are not limited to a particular field of specialization; rather, they venture into various disciplines such as the behavioral sciences, communication arts, education, history, languages, literature, philosophy, political science, and theology.

Career Opportunities

Teacher, researcher, government service officer, entrepreneur


Students enrolled in industrial design programs learn the analytical skills and methodologies needed for product, environmental, and graphic designs. They learn how to respond to an extensive range of design problems while overseeing product development from layout to actual production. They also learn the basic principles of history, psychology, production planning, economics, quality control, and materials engineering.

Career Opportunities

Employment by manufacturing and industrial firms to develop product designs


Industrial engineering deals with the application of engineering analysis and design to the fundamental processes of production. Practitioners design the integration of men, materials, machines, money, and methods. Skills in mathematics and the physical and social sciences are important since areas of study include operations research, systems design, and human relations.

Career Opportunities

Job analyst, methods analyst, production manager, operations researcher, consultant


Students of interdisciplinary studies are highly flexible. Having a wide range of interests and being naturally inclined towards the humanities, they are allowed to take a combination of courses from various curricula such as literature and communication, political science and economics, management and psychology. Graduates may pursue law or higher business studies (e.g. MBA), or they may go into advertising, government service, or other professions.

Career Opportunities

Teacher, writer, researcher


Designing, freehand and mechanical drawing, and mastery of the essentials of architecture—all these are required in designing the interior of a structure. Students majoring in interior design acquire analytical, creative, visual comprehension, and perspective skills. Their abilities in graphic representation are likewise developed. Subjects in the curriculum include furniture layout, display artifacts, and landscaping.

Career Opportunities

Employment by interior design offices; furniture, textile, and carpet manufacturers; hotels, architectural firms, and other commercial establishments


Degree programs in journalism sharpen written and oral communication skills through writing classes and outside workshop activities. Students acquire a commitment to the truth and develop strength of character, confidence, and courage. Objectivity and integrity are essential for the successful practice of the profession.

Career Opportunities

Writer, news reporter, editor, advertiser, copywriter, public relations officer, public servant


LAW Students studying legal management or commercial law gain substantial knowledge of Philippine laws concerning civil and criminal procedure, labor and social legislation, contracts, and taxation. The law curriculum is combined with a business curriculum, the latter covering all major components of commercial law where businesses operate.

Career Opportunities

Teacher, researcher, writer, public administrator, business manager, legislative assistant


LiaCom programs train students in both business and the arts, the main aim being to produce professionals who are well-rounded and spontaneous business leaders. Students are educated in the different fields of management such as accounting, financial analysis, and marketing, while being exposed to the social sciences as well. Courses under the program include sociology, marketing, philosophy, business ethics, and investment mathematics.

Career Opportunities

Accountant, researcher, bookkeeper, treasury specialist, auditor, financial analyst, account supervisor, money market trader, business manager, personnel officer


Library science programs develop persons for professional work in libraries and for teaching the discipline. Students in this field have a love for books, are professional in dealing with others, and are skilled enough to manage an organization.

Career Opportunities

Licensed librarian, researcher, secretary, receptionist


Defined as the scientific study of languages, linguistics familiarizes students with the intricacies of spoken languages. The discipline may cover written text and the development of language through time, but its priority remains spoken languages and the problems of analyzing them as they operate at a given point in time.

Career Opportunities

Linguist, researcher, interpreter, instructor, cultural, attaché


Management engineering programs train students in quantitative approaches to management. Unlike other fields of engineering, management engineering focuses on management structures instead of computers or machines. Management engineering graduates have a competitive advantage over graduates of other fields because of their extensive exposure to the various areas of management, economics, statistics, computer technology, and operations research.

Career Opportunities

Employment by banks, investment corporations, government agencies, business establishments, and manufacturing companies


Degree programs in management information systems produce individuals who are knowledgeable in the trends in information technology that affect business operations. Students acquire skills in the analysis, planning, and management of computer information to build systematized solutions for business tasks.

Career Opportunities

Systems analyst, programmer, systems control manager, other information technology-related careers


Management or business administration programs train students to be efficient and competent managers of small to medium-sized businesses. They acquire skills in research, analysis, opportunity-seeking, decision-making, and communication. They also learn how to formulate sound business policies and strategies that lead to the proper implementation of business plans and programs.

Career Opportunities

Junior executive, personnel manager, brand manager, sales manager, bank officer, management consultant


Medical technology programs develop individuals who will assist doctors in the diagnosis and treatment of disease through the performance of medical laboratory examinations of urine, blood, smears, and other body materials. The program equips students with the knowledge of laboratory procedures. Students undergo three years of fundamental medical technology education followed by a year of internship in a hospital or laboratory clinic for hands-on practical training.

Career Opportunities

Medical researcher, analyst, medical representative, assistant to physicians, teacher, medical receptionist, laboratory assistant


The preservation of life is the driving force behind the practice of medicine. Students who want to pursue medical studies should complete either a four-year undergraduate pre-medical course or an accelerated program as offered by some schools. Medical students gain broad knowledge in the prevention and treatment of human diseases through a rigid curriculum that includes internship in the last year of the program.

Career Opportunities

Licensed physician; can specialize in various fields such as internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, EENT, etc.


Students pursuing a degree in metallurgical engineering gain knowledge in the processes used in the metal and mineral industries. They acquire a basic understanding of metals, minerals and their components, and how these can be used to produce a final useful product. Specialized training in the field requires students to study the origins of the earth and the components of rocks and other minerals. They also learn how to apply geological principles in the construction of structures such as dams, bridges, and tunnels.

Career Opportunities

Employment in iron and steel manufacturing companies to produce electrical equipment, aircraft and aircraft parts, and construction materials


Mining engineering majors learn the fundamentals of geology, mining, and metallurgy. They also gain knowledge in the three stages of mining: prospecting, exploration, and exploitation. Development of mines, exploration of metallic and petroleum minerals, extracting minerals from underground, open-pit mining, and mineral dressing are some of the activities engaged in by mining engineers.

Career Opportunities

Employment by mining companies to supervise and ensure the safety of the mine structures


Students who enter this field develop the artistic, intellectual, and emotional depths of music. The training involved is tedious since original music composition and musical performances require laborious effort and a lengthy span of time to master.

Career Opportunities

Music teacher, solo performer on stage, radio or television artist, creative director


Nursing students gain a general knowledge of human health. The program consists of one year of pre-clinical and cultural subjects leading to three years of clinical and professional courses. Graduates could either practice the profession, pursue graduate studies, or go to medical school.

Career Opportunities

Registered nurse


Broadly defined, nutrition is the science of health. Thus, degree programs in nutrition develop individuals who are concerned with the nutritional requirements of the country and the people. Students are encouraged to find solutions to nutritional problems through extensive laboratory experiments, information dissemination, research, demonstrations, and consultations.

Career Opportunities

Nutritionist, teacher, dietician, public health nutritionist, researcher, food administrator, food supervisor


Students of optometry learn to examine the human eye, towards the prescription of visual aids and eye exercises to treat and correct eye defects. In recent years, more and more people have been needing the services of optometrists to improve their vision.

Career Opportunities

Optometrist, entrepreneur


Self-expression is the key to the artist’s world. Programs in painting equip students with the ability to express themselves and their ideas through art. Painting can also reflect the biological, social, cultural, political and other aspects of life. Art appreciation, sketching, and aesthetics are some of the courses taken in the program.

Career Opportunities

Artist, gallery curator; employment in advertising firms; designer of houses, schools, and other buildings


The science of pharmacy concerns itself with the preparation, prescription, routine examination, identification, and distribution of pharmaceutical products. Degree programs in the field define the nature, role, stand, and responsibility of pharmacy to the community, particularly in relation to drugs. Students learn the legal requirements, as well as the association and scientific and/or laboratory methods indispensable for the practice of the profession.

Career Opportunities

Pharmacist, researcher, writer, medical sales representative, teacher


Philippine Studies dwells on topics concerning Filipino life, culture, and institutions. Students gain an in-depth knowledge of who and what the Filipino stands for. A holistic viewpoint brings out an understanding of the unique Filipino identity.

Career Opportunities

Researcher, tourist guide, travel agent, writer, lecturer, curator


Philosophy majors learn the skill of philosophical reflection, which a person needs to scrutinize the various aspects of reality, to see their interrelations, and to incorporate them into a systematic whole. Students also learn to think analytically and critically on matters concerning the nature of man, things, and values. The intellectual curiosity of the student is continuously stimulated and challenged.

Career Opportunities

Teacher, researcher, writer, lecturer, critic, human resources development officer


Physical education students become knowledgeable in the physical processes of the human body. They need to be mentally alert and physically fit. Important subjects include health science, human anatomy, psychology, and physical fitness.

Career Opportunities

Teacher, coach, athletic consultant, trainer


This branch of medicine deals with the treatment of physically disabled persons. Therapists must have a great amount of patience, persistence, and diligence since treatment may require long hours or a protracted period of time. Common disorders that require the services of physical therapists are fractures, sprains, nervous diseases, and heart troubles.

Career Opportunities

Physical therapist, researcher, teacher, consultant, analyst


Politics is the study of collective decision making. It involves everything from individual human relations to international diplomatic ties. It is not enough that students understand current issues; they should also participate actively in them. Political science programs provide students with knowledge about the law, international organizations, government institutions, and other parties that affect the political order of nations.

Career Opportunities

Researcher, consultant, legislative assistant, budget assistant, government investigator


Psychology is the study of human behavior and experiences. Degree programs in this field are aimed at producing “independent” thinkers and creative workers dedicated to the full development of human beings. Students learn the scientific techniques necessary for the understanding and appreciation of the intricacies of human behavior and thinking.

Career Opportunities

Guidance counselor, researcher, personnel officer, teacher, social worker, analyst, group dynamics facilitator, psychometrician, community development worker, human resources development officer


Sculpture is quite similar to painting. The medium of expression, however, is carving. The materials used include stone, clay, wood, and rocks. Creativity and a deep appreciation of art are very important for would-be sculptors.

Career Opportunities

Sculptor, art teacher


Businesses are always in need of competent secretaries, more so as job requirements have evolved from simple clerical activities to the more complex handling of information. Secretarial administration students are instructed on basic math, accounting, psychology, and public speaking. Attentiveness to instruction and details, organizational skills, and other technical skills such as typing, filing, and note-taking are likewise developed in students.

Career Opportunities

Typist, stenographer, executive secretary, executive assistant, administrative assistant, office supervisorr


Programs in the social sciences are multidisciplinary, aimed at providing students with knowledge of human behavior in its social and cultural aspects. It allows students to tackle issues concerning tradition and values, social inequality, overpopulation, environmental degradation, and diseases. The program usually includes courses in anthropology, communications, economics, history, linguistics, political science, psychology and sociology.

Career Opportunities

Politician, public officer, diplomat, journalist, manager, social worker, teacher


The field of social work is tailored for those inclined towards social and/or community service. It promotes a deeper and well-rounded understanding of human relations, human growth, and societal problems. The main thrust of the program is the development of individuals dedicated to serve agencies that seek to address individual and community problems. In the process of learning, students get to develop not only intellectual faculties but emotional and psychological ones as well.

Career Opportunities

Social worker, analyst counselor, community worker, teacher, supervisor


Social relationships are vital for human existence. Hence, students of sociology look into how the network of human relations extends from individuals to families to tribes, to communities, to political and business organizations, and so on. Students under this program observe the behavior and interactions of individuals and groups.

Career Opportunities

Teacher, researcher, supervisor, consultant, analyst, interviewer, administrative assistant, statistician, social worker, case worker, recreation worker


Speech and drama students learn the basic principles of speech and voice production, and gain proficiency in their use. Production fields include theater, film, and advertising. Script analysis, cinematography, stage design, props, and special effects are among the many elements of drama that students can master.

Career Opportunities

Assistant director, floor director, actor, actress, public relations officer, advertiser, teacher


Students of speech pathology gain knowledge and understanding of speech disorders. Students are trained in speech disorder treatment and rehabilitation. The course inculcates in the minds of students the utmost importance of the development of speech correction.

Career Opportunities

Speech pathologist


Degree programs in statistics equip students with knowledge and skills in collecting, analyzing, presenting, and interpreting data. Students gain an awareness of the logic and the methods utilized to turn the large amounts of data available in many applied fields into useful information.

Career Opportunities

Statistician, actuary, financial analyst, researcher, investment broker


The study of theater arts exposes students to diverse theater activities, both on and off stage. It is suited for artistically inclined individuals who seek media by which to express their passion and talent. They can specialize in a particular level of activity such as acting, production design, or directing.

Career Opportunities

Stage actor, director, production designer, singer, dancer, voice talent


Developing knowledge in the different aspects of the tourism industry is the main focus of degree programs in tourism. Students are taught basic business and economic concepts, even psychology and personal relations, to prepare them to become entrepreneurs and managers in the tourism industry.

Career Opportunities

Hotel administrator, airline staff, tourist guide


What medicine is to humans veterinary medicine is to animals. Veterinarians are more commonly known as animal doctors. They diagnose and administer treatment for animal diseases or injuries through medical or surgical means. Students undergo extensive training on the curative and preventive medicines used for a wide range of medical problems.

Career Opportunities

Licensed veterinarian; employment by agricultural schools, livestock and poultry farms, meat manufacturers, research and development laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, etc.


Defined as the science of animals, zoology familiarizes students with animal behavior and life processes. It is concerned with the principles, origins, evolution, structure, interrelationships, classifications and functions of animals. Another important aspect of the discipline is the attention it gives to the role animals play in the different ecosystems. Students attend seminars and undertake field work and special case analyses.

Career Opportunities

Researcher, teacher, laboratory assistant, technical assistant, supervisor; employment in research agencies, museums, national parks, hospitals, biological firms, drug companies, and schools.

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Tips on Taking College Entrance Exams

Before the exam. . .

  • Inquire about the coverage of the exam and review the subject matters to be covered.
  • Practice taking examinations under pressure.
  • Look for a review center that offers patterned reviews. This means that the review program is designed specifically for the exam of a certain school. This is important because every school gives a different type of exam in terms of coverage, level of difficulty and format. Remember that in your review, it is not how long you review that counts. What really matters is that you review the right things, meaning, those which will most likely appear in the exam.
  • Read and do practice exercises. Certainly, bits of information will be retained in your memory. These may come in handy during the exam. Visit the venue of the examination.
  • Familiarize yourself with the place so you will feel more relaxed during the actual examination.
  • Remember to look for the comfort room nearest to the room assigned to you.
  • Pray. It really works!

The night before the exam. . .

  • Prepare your bag. It must contain at least six sharpened pencils with erasers, a pen, a sharpener, a small ruler, your test permit, and your ID.
  • You may bring light snacks that you may eat during the exam.
  • Prepare an easy-to-read wristwatch (without a calculator function) that you will use to budget your time in answering the exam questions.
  • Prepare your clothes and shoes. Choose your most comfortable outfit.
  • Do not eat anything that you are allergic to or anything that can give you indigestion.
  • Do not sleep too late or too early.
  • Do not study 24 hours before the exam.
  • Occasionally glance at your notes at the most.
  • You have to psyche yourself, and prepare yourself physically and mentally.

On the day of the exam. . .

  • Before going to the exam venue, check if you have everything you need for then exam.
  • Be at the venue at least 30 minutes before the exam. This will allow you to relax so that you won’t feel tense and anxious during the exam.
  • Just before the exam starts, go to the comfort room so that you need not go while the exam is in progress.
  • Make yourself comfortable during the exam—sit properly and relax.
  • Read and follow the exam instructions carefully.
  • Listen to the proctor well as he gives instructions.
  • Turn off your cellular phone or pager as you enter the testing room.
  • Budget your time.
  • Be conscious of the time limit but do not become too preoccupied with keeping track of the time.
  • Work fast but carefully. Do not stay too long on one item.
  • Skip items you find difficult. If you have time left, go back to them and review your answers.
  • Answer the easy questions first before tackling the difficult items.
  • Do not stay too long on any item. If you skip an item, be sure to make a small mark beside the number so that it would be easy to find when you have time to get back to it.
  • Some exams are scored “right minus wrong.” This means that a percentage of the number of mistakes you make is deducted from the number of correct answers. Do not be intimidated by this type of exam. It just means you will have to work harder—and more carefully.
  • Make an educated guess by eliminating the impossible or obviously wrong answers when choosing the nearest and most plausible answer among the remaining choices.
  • Read the questions well and be sure you know what is being asked for before answering.
  • Make sure you are marking the number on the answer sheet that corresponds to the number of the question in the test booklet.
  • Be careful. Disasters happen when a number is skipped but the space for that number in the answer sheet isn’t.

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Why Review

With such stiff competition for jobs in today’s world, a college diploma by itself is no longer a guarantee for a successful career. For those just starting out in their chosen profession, it is not enough that you have a degree—what counts is where you got it. Sometimes that can make a world of a difference. That many parents today are very much concerned about which grade school, high school, college, and university their sons and daughters attend is not surprising. Many are willing to invest a small fortune just so their children get to attend the best institution. This attitude mainly stems from the notion that graduates of prestigious schools are best equipped for their future careers and, as such, are preferred by most employers. Being accepted in the country’s top schools, however, is not easy. Since many seek acceptance into these schools, these institutions set high academic standards for prospective students. Aside from limiting slots, they require applicants to take qualifying exams and interviews. Highly competitive school admission standards have pushed parents to seek the best possible preparation for their children. But parents can only do so much with their busy schedules. Students need “trained guidance” when preparing and reviewing for the coverage of the entrance examinations. Thus, the review. Better yet, the “patterned” reviews such as those offered by Ateneo. Preparing for the exam means, at best, reviewing for the right subjects and the right type of questions. This kind of preparation is not easy to come by. It involves a “patterned” review course that covers the subtests and question types of the actual entrance exam. The student thus gains an advantage with a solid review in a good review center under the supervision of instructors who really know about admission tests, test-taking shortcuts, and problem-solving strategies. A well-prepared student, familiar with testing procedures and formats, is more likely to pass the difficult entrance examinations and interviews that exist today. Getting into a good school is, in turn, a step toward a bright and promising future.

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