West Visayas State University

country rank  77
world rank  9686

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University Overview

Established in 1902, West Visayas State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Iloilo City (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Western Visayas. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Calinog, Lambunao, Pototan, Janiuay, Himamaylan. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission on Higher Education, Philippines, West Visayas State University (WVSU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. West Visayas State University (WVSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), 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 117 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.

University Identity

Acronym WVSU
Founded 1902
Motto Service, Harmony, Excellence
Colours Blue, gold and white

University Location

Address Luna St., La Paz
Iloilo City (population range: 250,000-499,999)
5000 Western Visayas
T +63 (33) 320 0870
F +63 (33) 320 0879
Other locations Calinog, Lambunao, Pototan, Janiuay, Himamaylan

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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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 entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Not reported
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to West Visayas State University's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Commission on Higher Education, Philippines

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines, Inc. (AACCUP)
  • Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities Accrediting Agency, Inc. (ACSCU-AAI)

Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019