Mindanao State University

country rank  81
world rank  9792

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University Overview

Established in 1961, Mindanao State University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Marawi City (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Naawan, Buug, General Santos City, Iligan City, Maigo, Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Marawi City, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Naawan, Jolo, Bongao. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission on Higher Education, Philippines, Mindanao State University (MSU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Mindanao State University (MSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 58 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Philippine higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym MSU
Founded 1961
Colours Maroon and gold

University Location

Address MSU Campus
Marawi City (population range: 50,000-249,999)
9700 Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
T +63 9461878282
F +63 (63) 352 1001
Other locations Naawan, Buug, General Santos City, Iligan City, Maigo, Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Marawi City, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Naawan, Jolo, Bongao

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

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 30-40%
Admission Office 1st Street, MSU Campus
Marawi City 9700
+63 9215644514

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Mindanao State University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Commission on Higher Education, Philippines

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Accrediting Agency for Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines-Inc AACCUP
  • Association of Christian Schools-Colleges and Universities Accrediting Agency-Inc ACSCU-AAI

Memberships and Affiliations

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

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 11 September 2019