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Philippine Normal University

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Established in 1901, the Philippine Normal University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Manila (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), National Capital Region. This institution also has branch campuses in Prosperidad, Alicia, Cadiz City and Lopez. Officially recognized by the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines, Philippine Normal University (PNU) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Philippine higher education institution. Philippine Normal University (PNU) 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 122-year-old Philippine higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The acceptance rate range is 30-39% making this Philippine higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. PNU 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


Philippine Normal University's Control Typepublic


Philippine Normal University's Entity Typenon-profit


Philippine Normal University' Size by Total Enrollmentlarge-sized


Philippine Normal University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratevery selective

University Identity

Acronym PNU
Founded 1901
Motto Truth, Excellence, Service
Colours Royal blue and gold yellow
Mascot Inang Pamantasan
Video Presentation

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University Location

Address Taft Avenue, Corner Ayala Boulevard
1000 National Capital Region
Philippine Normal University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Philippine Normal University Phone Number +63 (2) 527 0375
Philippine Normal University Fax Number +63 (2) 527 0375
Other locations Prosperidad, Alicia, Cadiz City and Lopez

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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 Philippine Normal 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 Philippine Normal 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 Philippine Normal 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 Philippine Normal University.

Philippine Normal 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)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)

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Admission Information

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

Philippine Normal University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Philippine Normal University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

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

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Philippine Normal University's acceptance rate range is 30-39% making this institution a very selective higher education institution.

Philippine Normal University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

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

Philippine Normal University's Admission Office Admission Office

Taft Avenue corner Ayala Blvd
Ermita, Manila 1000
(2) 527 0376

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. 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 Philippine Normal University.

Philippine Normal University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

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

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

This institution has a range of 400-499 academic employees (Faculty).

Philippine Normal University's Control Type Control Type

Philippine Normal University is a public higher education institution.

Philippine Normal University's Entity Type Entity Type

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

Philippine Normal University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

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

Philippine Normal University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Trimesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Philippine Normal University does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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

Philippine Normal University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Philippine Normal University's Library

Philippine Normal University's Housing University Housing

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

Philippine Normal 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 Philippine Normal University's main services:

Philippine Normal 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.

Philippine Normal University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

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

Philippine Normal University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

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

Philippine Normal University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

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

Philippine Normal 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.

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

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

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Philippine Normal 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)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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

  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
  • Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP)
  • Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges, Inc. (PASUC)
  • Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines, Inc (AACCUP)
  • Philippine Society for Educational Research and Evaluation, Inc. (PSERE)
  • ASEM Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning (ASEM LLL Hub)
  • South Manila Educational Consortium (SMEC)
  • National Network of Normal Schools (3NS)
  • ASEAN Teacher Education Network (AsTEN)
  • Asian University Presidents Forum (AUPF)

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 Philippine Normal University 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

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Twitter X (Twitter)

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YouTube YouTube


Instagram Instagram


LinkedIn LinkedIn

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TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

Open Education Global Open Education Global

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