Everything You Need to Know Before Applying to New Era University

Fun Fact: This university owns the world's largest indoor arena!
by Nicole Lindsay Ramos   |  Oct 27, 2022
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You might already know that New Era University (NEU) was established to provide the educational needs of Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) members. Despite the university being run by the Christian religious movement, it has remained non-sectarian as they keep their doors open to non-INC members as well. The university is also renowned for providing quality education as their alumni have excelled in various industries and licensure examinations. Case in point: 103 of NEU-College of Law alumni have also successfully passed the 2020-21 bar examination. 

So if you’re an aspiring Eranian, here’s everything you need to consider about the university:  

History of NEU

Starting as a high school on June 17, 1975, New Era Educational Institute (NEEI) was originally located in Echague (now known as Carlos Palanca Street), Quiapo, Manila. Upon satisfactory completion of the requirements of the Corporation Law, it was declared as a private, non-stock, non-profit, non-sectarian educational institution in 1977.


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In 1981, it was renamed as New Era College (NEC) after gaining its collegiate status from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (MECS), and by conferring degrees to 12 collegiate graduates. Nine years after the inauguration of NEC’s permanent building in New Era, Quezon City, the college was granted ‘University’ status by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in 1995. Thus, adopting the name, New Era University.


Up to this day, NEU is committed in attaining its goal of promoting access to non-conventional higher education and basic education programs through its five campuses namely, NEU Quezon City (Main), NEU Batangas, NEU Pampanga, NEU General Santos City, and NEU Rizal. The university is also the legal owner of the Philippine Arena, the world’s largest indoor arena in Ciudad de Victoria, Bulacan—where it also holds its graduation ceremonies. 


Top Courses NEU is Known For

Today, NEU consists of more than 15 Colleges that enables them to achieve their objective of offering curricula responsive to the needs of the time. Among their dynamic undergraduate course offerings are Bachelor of Science in Agriculture program that students can take at their newest branch in Rizal, and their Bachelor of Science in Astronomy program at their main campus. Furthermore, NEU’s College of Nursing has been producing topnotchers in the Nursing Licensure Examination (NLE) such as Kristine Joie Danan who once ranked top 1 in the December 2013 NLE. NEU is also one of the few universities that offers a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Management program. 

Learn more about their academic program offerings here


How to Apply to NEU

Ready to be part of NEU’s student body? Upon qualifying in the NEU Admission Test and Medical & Physical Examination, follow these easy steps to apply:

  1. Fill out the General Personal Information Sheet on NEU Automate for Application.
  2. Take note of the temporary ID number, username and password.
  3. Download the accomplished General Personal Information Sheet.
  4. Submit all the following requirements to the designated online form.
  • General Student Personal Information Sheet (GSPIS) 
  • PSA Authenticated Birth Certificate 
  • Senior High School Report Card (F-138) with Graduated Remarks 
  • 2x2 picture with white background 
  1. Upon receipt of the advice from the College Admissions Office on the Approval of admission, log-in on NEU Automate for enrollment* using the log-in credentials (Username and Password) that you have created in filling out the General Information Sheet.

*Prospective students are advised to ask the assistance of their desired College in selecting their subjects to enroll. Check the list of its Colleges’ email address here.


How Much Tuition Cost and other Fees Cost at NEU

According to Edukasyon.ph, New Era University’s tuition fee ranges from P20,000 - P70,000 per semester. This may vary depending on the chosen program and load.

For further inquiry, you can contact NEU’s Admission Office via Telegram or visit their virtual Accounting Department office via New Era University Virtual Learning Environment (NEUVLE). 


Famous Alumni from NEU

NEU is home to notable personalities in various industries including entertainment, news, and politics. Among these personalities are Anthony “Tunying” Taberna and Gladys Reyes, who took their bachelor’s degree at NEU College of Communication, as well as 2019 Tawag ng Tanghalan Grand Champion, Elaine Duran. Also included in their roster of alumni who became a household name in the showbiz industry is Jericho Rosales, who took his secondary education at the university.


Other famous personalities who attended NEU but did not finish their degree at the university due to their other commitments include former Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and Yasmien Kurdi, who later on took her AB Political Science degree and graduated magna cum laude at LPU. 

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