The University of Manila

546 Dr. M.V. de los Santos St. Sampaloc, Manila
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(Updated as of Aug 17, 2018)

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What does The University of Manila stand for?

University of Manila (UM) is a private university founded in 1913 by siblings Dr. Apolinario G. de los Santos, Dr. Mariano V. de los Santos, and Maria de los Santos with two friends Dr. Buenaventura J. Bello and Atty. Antonio Rivero as the Instituto de Manila offering Elementary and High School Courses. In order to provide better organization and structure for its growing population, the Instituto de Manila was elevated and changed into the University of Manila under the Act No. 1459 of the 1921 Philippine Legislature.

Since its establishment, UM has expanded by adding more programs in its curriculum. It started to offer several college courses in different specializations. Today, UM has 9 colleges for undergraduate and postgraduate programs composed of Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Education, Criminology, Foreign Service, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Engineering, Computer Science, and Law.

UM's commitment to academic excellence has led to its recognitions from the different accrediting agencies in the country. University of Manila is also an active member of the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU), the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA), the Philippine Society for Educational Research and Evaluation (PSERE), the  Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL), and the Philippine Association of Teacher Education (PAFTE).

University of Manila Facts:

  • UM has maintained sisterhood agreements with different Asian universities, namely Dohto University of Sapporo and Monbetsu in Hokkaido, Japan; Tokai University of Tokyo, Japan; Hansung University of Seoul, South Korea; Cheng Kung Commercial and Technical High School of Pate City, Taiwan; and most recently with Meio University in, Okinawa, Japan, Cheongju University of South Korea, and Phuket Rajabhat University in Phuket, Thailand
  • UM's College of Education once surpassed the Licensure Examination for Teachers national passing rate with 86.36% above the National Passing Percentage of 28.41% for BSEd Program and 87.50% above the National Passing Percentage of 28.98% for BEEd Program
  • The UM Hawks won seven championships in the NAASCU League. UM was a member of University Athletic Association of the Philippines from 1952 to 1954


What programs & courses does The University of Manila offer?

Choosing the right program can help you set your future goals and visualize where you want to be. Whether you want to be an engineer, a teacher, an accountant, or you want to level up in your profession, making yourself informed with the right choices will surely back you up in the future. Are you ready to map your career with The University of Manila? Make the best decision in choosing the right path for you, click through the list of programs offered by The University of Manila below:

Where is The University of Manila located?

(Updated as of Sep 18, 2018)

546 Dr. M.V. de los Santos St. Sampaloc, Manila
Contact Number
735-50-98 / 735-50-85
Mobile Number
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