Manila, is the capital of the Phillippines, was found and the first settlers are June 24 in the 1571s… the city was found by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, a Spanish conquistador. It is one of the oldest yet still functioning cities of the world. Earlier, it was a major seat of power, during the time it was ruled by colonists. It’s history makes it filled with landmarks like the Spanish colonist era city Intramuros, the walled city which goes back to the 16th century. Today it is one of the most populous cities in the world and the second most crowded city in the country after its old capital the Quezon City.
So, it should not come as a surprise that Metro Manila has a lot of very important universities in and around itself. a lot of students from around the world flock to Philippines for higher studies. And several governmental and non-governmental entities have built multiple institutions to get in on the education business.
List of Top 10 Most Expensive Universities In Manila in 2018.
10. Mapua Institute of Technology/ MIT ( PHP 130000 to PHP 140000 per annum)
Tuition and other Fees per Term: PHP 35,000 per quarters
Address: Muralla St, Intramuros, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
MakatMapua Institute of Technology ( MIT , Mapúa Tech or simply Mapúa) was established in 1925, non-sectarian, research-oriented, Filipino tertiary institute. It is located in the old historical city of Intramurals. And has branches in main metro Manila, and also in Malawi, and Makati, the college is affiliated to NCAA, Intramuros Consortium, PACUCOA and ABET.
9. Miriam College-MC (PHP 120000 to PHP 160000 per annum)
Tuition and other Fees per Term: PHP 60,000 to 80,000 per semester.
Address: Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, 1108 Philippines, Metro Manila.
The non-profit institution is a part of International Federation of Catholic Universities, and allied to Christian Women’s Colleges and universities in Asia. The college is for Women only and offers academic programs which always range from pre-elementary to post graduate level. It even has a program for males but only for the visually challenged.
8. San Beda College (PHP 146000 to PHP 155000 per annum)
Tuition and other Fees per Term: PHP 73,000 to 77,000 per semester.
Motto: “Faith, Knowledge, Virtue”
Address: Manila, Philippines.
The college is run by orthodox Benedictine monks of the Phillis’ and is a privately run Catholic institution. The college is also allied to an Elementary School in Taytay, Rizel and a High School of the same name. The college offers courses in accounts, Business studies, law, economics and marketing. It is also famous for its sports teams of basketball, football, swimming, taekwondo and lawn tennis and has the nickname of “San Beda Red Lions”.
7. Ateneo de Manila University-ADMU (PHP 180000 to PHP 190000 per annum)
Tuition and other Fees per Term: PHP 89,120.40 per semester
Motto: “Light in the Lord”
Address: Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
The university established in 1859 is affiliated to ACUCA, AUN, and PAASCU. It was found by the “Society of Jesus”. The college offers courses in Humanities, Social Sciences, Science and Engineering, Literature and the biological sciences, and the titles of AB, BFA, MA, MS, and MBA.
6. iAcademy ( PHP 181000 to PHP 211000 per annum)
Tuition and other Fees Per Term: PHP 60,230 to 70,000 per term.
Motto: “Dare to be different”
Address: 324, iAcademy Plaza, Sen. Gil, Puyat Avenue, Bel Air, Makati City, Philippines.
This one of the very few colleges in this list which in not in proper ‘Metro Manila”. The college is better known as iAcademy, but its real name is Information and Communications Technology Academy and was established recently in 2001. It offers technology based courses like Computing Business and design. It has three different schools, the School of Computing, the School of Business, and the School of Design.
5. De La Salle College of Saint Benilde- DLSCSB (PHP 130000 to PHP 240000 per annum)
Tuition and other Fees per Term: PHP 60,000 to 80,000 per term.
Address: 2544 Taft Avenue, Malate district, Manila, Philippines.
The college established by Catholic authorities in 1988, is affiliated to De La Salle Philippines and has the nickname of “Blazers”.
4. Centre for International Education- CIE (PHP 180000 to PHP 280000 per annum)
Regular School Fees: PHP 141,724.50 per semester
PHP 89,224.50 per semester (CIE Filipino National Scholars)
The college was established in 1955 and is affiliated the University in Massachusetts. The college is allied to a number of other Asian Colleges and offers ever kind of conventional and unconventional courses.
3. De La Salle University- DLSU (PHP 196000 to PHP 230000 per annum)
Tuition and other Fees per Term: PHP 65,148 per term (College of Education – Lowest) to 76,233 per term (College of Engineering – Highest)
Motto: “Religion, Morals, Culture”
Address: 2401 Taft Avenue, Malate District, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila, Philippines.
The university is a Roman Catholic institution established in 1911 by De Salle Brothers. The university offers a number of courses from commerce to humanities and the life and physical sciences.
2. University of Asia and the Pacific- UA&P (PHP 225000 to PHP 300000 per annum)
Tuition and other Fees Per Term: PHP 111,591 per semester.
Address: Ortigas Center , Pasig City ,
Metro Manila, Philippines.
The University of Asia and the Pacific was established in 1967 and entrusted to Opus Dei, a Catholic Institution. It was previously a think tank. Now, it is a celebrated university which provides gradute degrees in social studies, economics and funds researches.
1. Endrun Colleges (PHP 250000 to PHP 320000 per annum)
Basic Tuition: PHP 115,116.30 for local students
Basic Tuition: PHP 149,729.30 for foreign students
The college is a collection of several universities with different schools for each discipline and with campuses all over the country.
So, this is the list of top 10 most expensive universities in Manila. Philippines is a very sought after country for higher education. If you plan on going to Manila for your education, this is list is going to give you some idea about what you are dealing with.