University of San Carlos

country rank  9
world rank  5451

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University Overview

Established in 1595, University of San Carlos is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Cebu City (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Central Visayas. Officially recognized by the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines, University of San Carlos (USC) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational Philippine higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. University of San Carlos (USC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 425 years old Philippine higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. USC 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, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym USC
Founded 1595
Motto Scientia, Virtus, Devotio
Knowledge, Virtue, Devotion
Colours Green and golden yellow

University Location

Address P. del Rosario Street
Cebu City
6000 Central Visayas
Philippines
Tel +63 (32) 253 1000
Fax +63 (32) 255 4341

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
International
students
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

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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 available
Admission Office P. del Rosario Street
Cebu City 6000
(32) 253 1000 local 209

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
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 Carlos's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines


Year of first Accreditation

1966


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)

Academic Structure


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