Bicol University

country rank  64
world rank  9030

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University Overview

Founded in 1969, Bicol University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the large town of Legazpi City (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Bicol Region. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Tabaco City, Daraga, Guinobatan, Polangui. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission on Higher Education, Philippines, Bicol University (BU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational 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 48 years old 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 Identity

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

University Location

Address Rizal Street
Legazpi City (population range: 50,000-249,999)
4500 Bicol Region
T +63 (52) 481 1759
F +63 (52) 481 1401
Other locations Tabaco City, Daraga, Guinobatan, Polangui

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Local student Not reported Not reported
Int'l student Not reported Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office


Size and Profile

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

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Commission on Higher Education, 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)


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

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Site last updated: Sunday, 4 February 2018