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Top 40 Largest Philippine Universities by Campus

by nobert soloria bermosa on 28/03/11 at 8:56 am

Here’s a list of universities in the Philippines with the largest population in a single campus.

These universities are the largest in the Philippine archipelago in terms of population in one campus only.

1.) University of Santo Tomas – Sampaloc, Manila

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The University of Santo Tomas or UST is the largest university in the country in terms of population on one campus and one of the largest Catholic universities in the world.  It has 41,653 students, 31,179 of which are undergraduates.  Its complete name is Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines

2.) New Era University – New Era, Quezon City

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New Era University or NEU is the 2nd largest university in the country with approximately 30,000 students. This private, non-sectarian educational institution is located along Central Avenue in New Era, Quezon City.

3.) Far Eastern University – Sampaloc, Manila

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The 3rd largest university in the Philippines in a single campus with 27,889 students is Far Eastern University or FEU. This university is located in Sampaloc, Manila.

4.) Saint Louis University – Baguio City, Philippines

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With more than 26,700 students excluding elementary and high school students, Saint Louis University in Baguio City is the 4th largest Philippine university. It is situated in a 6 hectare campus with more than 30 buildings. SLU is consistently included as one of the best universities in the archipelago.

5.) University of the Philippines Diliman – Diliman, Quezon City

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University of the Philippines Diliman or UP Diliman is the 5th largest university in the country with 23,333 students. This national university, which was founded in 1908, is located in Diliman, Quezon City.

6.) Centro Escolar University – Mendiola, Manila

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The 6th largest university in the Philippines in terms of population on one campus with 22,000 students is Centro Escolar University. The main campus which is located in Mendiola, Manila has an area of 3.8 hectares with 14 buildings.

7.) University of the East – Sampaloc, Manila

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The University of the East in Sampaloc, Manila has 21,500 students making it the 7th largest university in the Philippines. Including all its other campuses, the University of the East is one of the largest in the country.

8.) University of Perpetual Help – Las Piñas, Metro Manila

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The University of Perpetual Help, which is a member of the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA, has a population of more than 18,000 students making it the 8th largest tertiary school in the Philippines.

9.) University of the Cordilleras – Baguio City, Philippines

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Occupying the 9th spot for the largest Philippine university in terms of student population on one campus with about 16,000 students is the University of the Cordilleras in Baguio City. UC is formerly known as Baguio Colleges Foundation or BCF.

10.) Mapua Institue of Technology Intramuros, Manila

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Mapua Institute of Technology in Intramuros, Manila is the 10th largest university in the Philippines with approximately 16,000 students. This private educational institution is situated in 17,996.7 m² campus.

Here’s a table of Philippine universities with the largest population on one campus

Name of University

Population

Location

11.

Polytechnic University of the Philippines Manila

16,000

Sta. Mesa, Manila

12.

University of San Carlos

16,000

Cebu City, Cebu

13.

Holy Angel University

16,000

Angeles City, Pampanga

14.

Rizal Technological University

15,350

Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila

15.

Adamson University

15,881

Ermita, Manila

16.

Ateneo de Davao University

14,265

Davao City, Philippines

17.

Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan

14,000

Cagayan De Oro City, Mizamis Oriental

18.

Liceo de Cagayan Unversity

13,890

Cagayan De Oro City, Mizamis Oriental

19.

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

13,000

Intramuros, Manila

20.

Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (EARIST)

13,000

Nagtahan, Manila

21.

University of St. La Salle

12,657

Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

22.

Lyceum of the Philippines University

12,589

Intramuros, Manila

23.

San Sebastian College – Recoletos de Manila (SSC-R)

12,465

Claro M. Recto Ave., Manila

24.

University of the East Caloocan Campus (UE-Caloocan)

12,000

Samson Road, Caloocan City

25.

Central Philippine University

12.000

Jaro, Iloilo

26.

De La Salle University-Dasmariñas (DLSU-D)

11,962

Dasmariñas City, Cavite

27.

Ateneo de Manila University

11,709

Loyola Heights, Quezon City

28.

University of the Philippines Los Baños (UP Los Baños)

10,688

Los Baños, Laguna

29.

Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT)

11,460

Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte

30.

Bukidnon State University

11,000

Malaybalay, Bukidnon

31.

University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos

11,000

Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

32.

University of Manila (UM)

10,000

Sampaloc, Manila

33.

University of Perpetual Help System Laguna (UPHSL)

10,000

Biñan City, Laguna

34.

Philippine Women’s University (PWU)

10,000

Malate, Manila

35.

St. Scholastica’s College, Manila

10,000

Manila, Philippines

36.

San Beda College

9,418

San Miguel, Manila

37.

Saint Mary’s University

9,288

Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

38.

Siliman University

8,792

Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental

39.

De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB

8,618

Taft Ave., Manila

40.

Palawan State University (PSU)

8,350

Puerto Princesa, Palawan

See also

 

The Top 10 Largest Universities in the World

 

The World’s Oldest Universities

 

Top 20 Most Excellent Universities in the Philippines

 

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dbanheh

Mar 28th, 2011

Woohoo! Baguio City :) .. We are a University town. Nice post Sir N!

PR Mace

Mar 28th, 2011

Good article Nobert, well researched.

gaby7

Mar 28th, 2011

Great share!

Mark Gordon Brown

Mar 28th, 2011

good information for those who need it

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Mar 28th, 2011

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Unofre Pili

Mar 28th, 2011

In area naman bro ang next…baka makapasok MSU-Main (Marawi City). Laki e, school buildings are so widely spread out, commercial and residential buildings, market places, a golf course, dormitories, housing for faculty and staff, an doon lahat. Most faculty, staff and students sa campus nakatira. With farming area as well for agriculture students, similar to UP-Los Banos.

Judy Sheldon

Mar 28th, 2011

I did not know there were that many universities in the Philippines. This should prove useful for those who are planning a higher education.

Anuradha Ramkumar

Mar 29th, 2011

Another one of your excellent share on universities in Philippines.

Brewed Coffee

Mar 29th, 2011

I though Mapua was just small hehehe. Graduated there :-)

Linvio

Mar 29th, 2011

Good info. You must have spent so much time in the library for this..

Likha

Mar 30th, 2011

Akala ko largest university by land area, student population pala. Kasi kung land area ang pag-uusapan, UPLB is bigger than UP Diliman. Sa high school population yata, pinakamarami ang Rizal High School sa Pasig. I think. hehe.. ang layo ba ng comment ko? Good research as usual.

Daivy Smith

Apr 1st, 2011

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eric

Apr 3rd, 2011

bakit po ang BULACAN STATE UNIVERSITY hindi kasama ang BulSU po ay merong 27000 in population

nobert soloria bermosa

Apr 3rd, 2011

@ Eric,BSU has a large population pero binubuo ng multiple campus,this article is focused on -single campus only…salamat..wait m yung publish k largest universities-multiple campuses

Ima Vee

Apr 4th, 2011

I thought this is about land area… student population pala…
Good to see my alma mater, MSU-IIT in the list. I thought MSU Main[Marawi] has the great population among the multiple campuses of MSU.

I always thought U.P. has huge population of all, again… maling akala na naman ako…

good share Sir Nobert

jomar colao

Apr 19th, 2011

pagsure ui. university of cebu has a total of 45000 students

Alvz

May 30th, 2011

Yong in terms of Land Area nman! i think CMU would be in number 1 with over 3000hectares ang campus…walang branches!

Mark

Feb 24th, 2012

\\\”BAKIT WALA YUNG BULACAN STATE UNIVERSITY!!! SAMANTALANG MAHIGIT 32,000 ANG POPULATION NG SCHOOL NAYUN!!!

nobert soloria bermosa

Feb 24th, 2012

@Mark-these universities are single campus only..here are the largest universities in multiple campuses http://socyberty.com/education/the-20-largest-philippine-universities-with-multiple-campuses/#ixzz1KsnBXLp0

Paolo

Apr 16th, 2012

may 12 000 kmi sa San Sebastian? ang alm ko po 5-6k lng po kmi dun sa SSC-R manila. Pls, enlighten me. tnx

walter

Jun 1st, 2012

i think u forgot another university. the largest private non-sectarian university in mindanao. we have more than 19,000 students every sem. it\’s the University of Mindanao – Davao City.

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