Centro Escolar University

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Centro Escolar University (CEU) is a private university located in Manila, Philippines. It was established on June 3, 1907, by Doña Librada Avelino and Doña Carmen de Luna for the instruction and training of the youth in all branches of the arts and sciences. With over a century of educational service, CEU has grown into a university with three campuses in Manila, Makati, and Malolos.

History[edit | edit source]

The history of Centro Escolar University dates back to its founding in 1907 as Centro Escolar de Señoritas, a college primarily for women. Over the years, CEU has expanded its offerings to include a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs for both men and women. It has played a significant role in the educational landscape of the Philippines, contributing to the professional and personal development of thousands of Filipinos.

Campuses[edit | edit source]

CEU has three main campuses: the original campus in Manila, which houses the majority of its undergraduate and graduate programs; the Makati campus, which focuses on programs related to business, information technology, and law; and the Malolos campus, which offers programs in health sciences, education, and liberal arts.

Manila Campus[edit | edit source]

The Manila campus is located in the University Belt area and is known for its historic buildings and vibrant student life. It offers a wide range of programs in the sciences, liberal arts, education, pharmacy, and dentistry, among others.

Makati Campus[edit | edit source]

The Makati campus caters to students interested in business, law, and information technology. It is situated in the country's business hub, providing students with opportunities for internships and employment in leading companies.

Malolos Campus[edit | edit source]

Located in Bulacan, the Malolos campus offers programs in health sciences, including pharmacy and optometry, as well as in education and liberal arts. It is equipped with modern facilities to support its academic programs.

Academic Programs[edit | edit source]

Centro Escolar University offers a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs accredited by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) and the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU). The university is known for its strong programs in Dentistry, Pharmacy, Education, and Business Administration.

Student Life[edit | edit source]

Student life at CEU is vibrant and diverse, with numerous organizations, clubs, and societies that cater to a wide range of interests. The university encourages student involvement in extracurricular activities as part of its commitment to holistic education.

Notable Alumni[edit | edit source]

CEU has produced numerous notable alumni who have made significant contributions to various fields, including healthcare, education, business, and public service.

Accreditation and Recognition[edit | edit source]

Centro Escolar University is recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as a Center of Excellence in several of its programs. It is also accredited by international bodies, ensuring that its educational standards meet global criteria.


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