University of San Jose-Recoletos

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world rank  6040

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University Overview

Established in 1947, University of San Jose-Recoletos is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Cebu City (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Central Visayas. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Basak, Balamban. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission on Higher Education, Philippines, University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), 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 73 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym USJ-R
Founded 1947
Motto Caritas et Scientia
Charity and Science
Colours Green and yellow

University Location

Address Magallanes Street
Cebu City (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
6000 Central Visayas
T +63 (32) 253 7900
F +63 (32) 254 1720
Other locations Basak, Balamban

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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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 Not reported
Admission Office Magallanes Street
Cebu City 6000
+63 (32) 253 7900

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 900-999
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of San Jose-Recoletos's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Commission on Higher Education, Philippines

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools-Colleges and Universities PAASCU

Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure

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