Bicol University

country rank  49
world rank  8705

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University Overview

Founded in 1969, Bicol University is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the small city of Legazpi City (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Bicol Region. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Tabaco City, Daraga, Guinobatan, Polangui. Officially recognized by the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines, Bicol University (BU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational Philippine higher education institution. Bicol University (BU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 51 years old Philippine higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. BU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym BU
Founded 1969
Motto Scholarship, Leadership, Character and Service
Colours Blue and white

University Location

Address Rizal Street
Legazpi City
4500 Bicol Region
Tel +63 (52) 481 1759
Fax +63 (52) 481 1401
Other locations Tabaco City, Daraga, Guinobatan, Polangui

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 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Not reported
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

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

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Institutional Accreditation

Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines, Inc. (AACCUP)
  • Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021