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Central Philippine University

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world rank  5976

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Founded in 1905, the Central Philippine University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Iloilo City (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Western Visayas. Officially recognized by the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines, Central Philippine University (CPU) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Philippine higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Baptist religion. Central Philippine University (CPU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 118-year-old Philippine higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. CPU 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, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Central Philippine University's Control Typeprivate


Central Philippine University's Entity Typenon-profit


Central Philippine University' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Central Philippine University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Acronym CPU
Founded 1905
Motto Scientia et Fides
Science and Faith
Colours Gold and blue
Mascot Golden Lions

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University Location

Address Lopez Jaena Street, Jaro
Iloilo City
5000 Western Visayas
Central Philippine University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Central Philippine University Phone Number +63 (33) 329 1971
Central Philippine University Fax Number +63 (33) 320 3685

Study Areas / Degree Levels


What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of study areas 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.

Study Areas and Degree Levels Matrix

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

Programs and Courses

Programs and courses

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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 Central Philippine 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 Central Philippine University.

Central Philippine University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Central Philippine University's admission information.

Central Philippine University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Central Philippine University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

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

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Central Philippine University's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Central Philippine University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

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

Central Philippine University's Admission Office Admission Office

Central Philippine University, Lopez Jaena St., Jaro
Iloilo City 5000

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university or assessing its value. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

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

Central Philippine University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Central Philippine University has an enrollment range of 10,000-14,999 students making it a large-sized institution.

Central Philippine University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 700-799 academic employees (Faculty).

Central Philippine University's Control Type Control Type

Central Philippine University is a private higher education institution.

Central Philippine University's Entity Type Entity Type

Central Philippine University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Central Philippine University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Central Philippine University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Central Philippine University is Christian-Baptist Religious Affiliation

Central Philippine University has a Christian-Baptist affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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

University Facilities

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

Central Philippine University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library.

Central Philippine University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Central Philippine University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

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

Central Philippine University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Central Philippine University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Central Philippine University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

Central Philippine University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Central Philippine University's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

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.

Central Philippine University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

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

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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

  • Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)
  • Association for Theological Education in South East Asia (ATESEA)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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

  • Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA)

Academic Structure


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. 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.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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