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Silliman University

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Established in 1901, the Silliman University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Dumaguete City (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Central Visayas. Officially recognized by the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines, Silliman University (SU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational Philippine higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Protestant religion. Silliman University (SU) 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 students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 60-69% making this Philippine higher education organization a moderately selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. SU 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


Silliman University's Control Typeprivate


Silliman University's Entity Typenon-profit


Silliman University' Size by Total Enrollmentmedium-sized


Silliman University's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratemoderately selective

University Identity

Acronym SU
Founded 1901
Motto Via, Veritas, Vita
The Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6)
Colours Red and white
Mascot Stallions and Mares
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University Location

Address Hibbard Avenue
Dumaguete City
6200 Central Visayas
Silliman University's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Silliman University Phone Number +63 (35) 422 6002
Silliman University Fax Number +63 (35) 422 7194

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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 Silliman 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 Silliman 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 Silliman 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 Silliman University.

Silliman University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)
1,000-2,499 US$
(910-2,280 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Silliman University's admission information.

Silliman University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Silliman University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Silliman University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Silliman University's acceptance rate range is 60-69% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.

Silliman University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

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

Silliman University's Admission Office Admission Office

Hibbard Hall, Silliman University, Hibbard Avenue
Dumaguete City 6200
(35) 422 6002

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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 Silliman University.

Silliman University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Silliman University has an enrollment range of 7,000-7,999 students making it a medium-sized institution.

Silliman University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 800-899 academic employees (Faculty).

Silliman University's Control Type Control Type

Silliman University is a private higher education institution.

Silliman University's Entity Type Entity Type

Silliman University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Silliman University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

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

Silliman University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Silliman University is Christian-Protestant Religious Affiliation

Silliman University has a Christian-Protestant affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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

Silliman University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Silliman University's Library

Silliman University's Housing University Housing

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

Silliman 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 Silliman University's main services:

Silliman 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.

Silliman University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

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

Silliman University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

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

Silliman University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Silliman University's Career Services Career Services

Not reported

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.

Silliman University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

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

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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

  • Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)
  • Association of Schools, Colleges and University Accrediting Agency, Inc
  • Association of Theological Education in Asia

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Silliman 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


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

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

Silliman University's Facebook page Silliman University's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Silliman University's X (formerly Twitter) page Silliman University's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Silliman University's YouTube channel Silliman University's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Silliman University's Instagram page Silliman University's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn


TikTok TikTok


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