Central Philippine University

country rank  38
world rank  7672

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University Overview

Founded in 1905, Central Philippine University is a non-profit private 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. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission on Higher Education, Philippines, Central Philippine University (CPU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational 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 degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 113 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations.

University Identity

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

University Location

Address Lopez Jaena Street, Jaro
Iloilo City (population range: 250,000-499,999)
5000 Western Visayas
T +63 (33) 329 1971
F +63 (33) 320 3685

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
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff Not reported
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Baptist Christian-Baptist

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Commission on Higher Education, Philippines

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)


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

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2018