Polytechnic University of the Philippines

country rank  6
world rank  4188

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University Overview

Established in 1904, Polytechnic University of the Philippines is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Manila (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), National Capital Region. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Taguig, Quezon CIty, San Juan, ParaÃ+aque, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Quezon, Camarines Sur, Batangas, Cavite, Mindoro, Laguna, Abu Dhabi. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission on Higher Education, Philippines, Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational higher education institution. Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) 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 113 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Philippine higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. PUP also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Acronym PUP
Founded 1904
Motto Tanglaw ng Bayan
Light of the Nation
Colours Maroon and golden yellow

University Location

Address Anonas Street, Sta. Mesa
Manila (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
1016 National Capital Region
T +63 (2) 716 2644
F +63 (2) 716 1143
Other locations Taguig, Quezon CIty, San Juan, ParaÃ+aque, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Quezon, Camarines Sur, Batangas, Cavite, Mindoro, Laguna, Abu Dhabi

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Int'l student 1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

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 and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office G/F West Wing, Main Building, Anonas Street, Sta. Mesa
Manila 1016
+63 (2) 335 1798

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range over-45,000
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 2,500-2,999
Control Type Control Type Public
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Polytechnic University of the Philippines's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Commission on Higher Education, Philippines

Year of first Accreditation

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)


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

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Site last updated: Sunday, 4 February 2018