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Bicol University

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world rank  7261

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Founded in 1969, the 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 Tabaco City, Daraga, Guinobatan and Polangui. Officially recognized by the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines, Bicol University (BU) is a large-sized (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's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 54-year-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.

University Snapshot


Bicol University's Control Typepublic


Bicol University's Entity Typenon-profit


Bicol University' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Bicol University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

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

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University Location

Address Rizal Street
Legazpi City
4500 Bicol Region
Bicol University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Bicol University Phone Number +63 (52) 481 1759
Bicol University Fax Number +63 (52) 481 1401
Other locations Tabaco City, Daraga, Guinobatan and Polangui

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Bicol University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Bicol University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Bicol University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Bicol University.

Bicol University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Bicol University's admission information.

Bicol University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Bicol University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Bicol University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Bicol University's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Bicol University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Bicol University's Admission Office Admission Office

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Bicol University.

Bicol University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Bicol University has an enrollment range of 25,000-29,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Bicol University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

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Bicol University's Control Type Control Type

Bicol University is a public higher education institution.

Bicol University's Entity Type Entity Type

Bicol University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Bicol University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

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Bicol University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Bicol University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Bicol University's main facilities:

Bicol University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library.

Bicol University's Housing University Housing

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Bicol University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

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University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Bicol University's main services:

Bicol University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

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Bicol University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

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Bicol University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

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Bicol University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

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Bicol University's Career Services Career Services

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Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Bicol University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Bicol University is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Bicol University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized 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


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Bicol University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

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

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Bicol University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Read our article about the importance of Social Media for universities and prospective students to learn more.

Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some Bicol University's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

Facebook Facebook

Bicol University's Facebook page Bicol University's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Bicol University's X (formerly Twitter) page Bicol University's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Bicol University's YouTube channel Bicol University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Bicol University's Instagram page Bicol University's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Bicol University's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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