Western Philippines University

country rank  156
world rank  11576

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University Overview

Established in 1910, Western Philippines University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Aborlan (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Mimaropa. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Puerto Princesa City, Quezon, El Nido, Culion, Busuanga. Officially recognized by the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines, Western Philippines University (WPU) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational Philippine higher education institution. Western Philippines University (WPU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 110 years old Philippine higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this Philippine higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. WPU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym WPU
Founded 1910
Colours Blue and gold

University Location

Address San Juan
Aborlan
5301 Mimaropa
Philippines
Tel +63 (48) 723 0072
Fax +63 (48) 433 4367
Other locations Puerto Princesa City, Quezon, El Nido, Culion, Busuanga

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
International
students
Not reported Not reported

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office San Juan
Aborlan 5301
(48) 723 0072

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Western Philippines University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines


Year of first Accreditation

1963


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines, Inc. (AACCUP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 15 September 2020