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#9027 of 14,131 In the World
#3551 of 5,830 In Asia
#81 of 229 In the Philippines
#4 of 9 In Iloilo

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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* Central Philippine University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsGraduation from high school and entrance examination
Academic CalendarJune to May (June - October; November-March; April-May)


The tuition table for Central Philippine University gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per semester)
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science PHP 30,000
Bachelor of Arts in Communication PHP 25,000
Bachelor of Science in Nursing PHP 40,000

Central Philippine University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Central Philippine University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes No
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes No
Economics Yes Yes No
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes No
PhD Education, Management

Notable alumni

  1. Lucio Tan

    Lucio Tan
    Born in
    China Flag China
    1934-.. (age 90)

    Lucio Chua Tan Sr. is a Filipino business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He presides over the Filipino conglomerate company LT Group, Inc., a company with extensive business interests in sports, banking, airline, liquor, tobacco, real estate, beverages, and education. As of November 2023, his net worth is estimated at US$2.4 billion.

  2. Claro M. Recto

    Claro M. Recto
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1890-1960 (aged 70)

    Claro Mayo Recto Jr. was a Filipino politician, statesman, lawyer, jurist, author, writer, columnist, and poet. Perhaps best known as the president of the 1934 Constitutional Convention and the Father of the 1935 Philippine Constitution, he is remembered as a fierce opponent of U.S. "neocolonialism" in Asia and for his staunch nationalist leadership throughout his career.

  3. Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr

    Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1947-2020 (aged 73)

    Perfecto Rivas Yasay Jr. was a Philippine government official who served as Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines under the Duterte administration in an ad interim basis from June 30, 2016, until March 8, 2017, the rejection of his appointment by the Commission on Appointments over eligibility concerns resulting from questions on his citizenship.

  4. Leonor Orosa-Goquingco

    Leonor Orosa-Goquingco
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1917-2005 (aged 88)

    Leonor Orosa Goquingco was a Filipino national artist in creative dance, who was also known for breaking tradition within dance. She played the piano, drew art, designed scenery and costumes, sculpted, acted, directed, danced and choreographed. Her pen name was Cristina Luna and she was known as Trailblazer, Mother of Philippine Theater Dance and Dean of Filipino Performing Arts Critics. She died on July 15, 2005, of cardiac arrest following a cerebro-vascular accident at the age of 87.

  5. F. Landa Jocano

    F. Landa Jocano
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1930-2013 (aged 83)

    Felipe Landa Jocano was a Filipino anthropologist, educator, and author known for his significant body of work within the field of Philippine Anthropology, and in particular for documenting and translating the Hinilawod, a Western Visayan folk epic. His eminence within the field of Philippine anthropology was widely recognized during his lifetime, with National Artist F. Sionil Jose dubbing him "the country's first and foremost cultural anthropologist"

  6. Ferjenel Biron

    Ferjenel Biron
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1964-.. (age 60)

    Ferjenel Gonzales Biron is a Filipino politician and physician. He was the Representative of the 4th District of Iloilo from 2004 to 2013. He is the founder of the Pharmawealth Group of Companies and was the Chief Executive Officer until his election to Congress in 2004.

  7. Calixto Zaldivar

    Calixto Zaldivar
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1904-1979 (aged 75)

    Calixto Oirola Zaldivar was a Filipino lawyer and politician who was a Supreme Court Justice from 1964 to 1974 best known in Philippine history for being one of only four dissenting voices against the constitutionality of the Philippines' 1973 constitution in the 1973 case known as Javellana v. Executive Secretary, despite pressure by the authoritarian government of Ferdinand Marcos to vote in the constitution's favor.

Central Philippine University faculties and divisions

College : Agriculture Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Crop Production, Horticulture, Zoology
College : Arts and Science Arts and Humanities, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, English, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Modern Languages, Natural Sciences, Nutrition, Physics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Work
College : Business and Accountancy Accountancy, Advertising and Publicity, Business Administration, Economics, Management, Real Estate
College : Computer Studies Computer Science, Information Management, Information Technology, Software Engineering
College : Education Biological and Life Sciences, Dietetics, Education, English, Filipino, Foreign Languages Education, Health Education, Home Economics, Information Sciences, Library Science, Music Education, Native Language Education, Nutrition, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Special Education
College : Engineering Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Communication Studies, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
College : Law Law
College : Medicine Medicine
College : Nursing Nursing
College : Theology Ethics, Religion, Theology
Course/Programme : Hotel and Restaurant Management Hotel and Restaurant, Hotel Management
School : Graduate Studies Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Business Administration, Computer Science, Education, Educational and Student Counselling, Engineering, English, Information Sciences, Library Science, Management, Nursing, Public Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Theology

General information

Alternative names CPU
Founded 1905
Accreditation Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities; Association of Christian Schools; Association of Theological Education in South East Asia
Motto Scientia et Fides
Science and Faith
Colors gold, blue

Location and contacts

Address Lopez Jaena Street, Jaro
Iloilo City, Iloilo, 5000
City population 458,000

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