Here's How Much It Costs to Study at Assumption College

Assumption College earned a Level IV and autonomous status, the highest mark given to a college or university.
by Hannah Lazatin   |  Apr 8, 2022
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Ever since the Spanish colonial era, Assumption College has been making waves in women’s education, producing admirable alumni in various fields. If you’re considering this fine institution as your future alma mater, learn about its history, the courses it’s known for, and other considerations before beginning your college journey:

History of Assumption College

Pioneering women’s education in the Philippines, Assumption College (AC) dates all the way back to Spanish Colonization. Sent by the Queen Regent of Spain in 1892, Marie Eugenie, founder of the Religious of the Assumption, directed the Superior Normal School for women teachers in Manila. This would unfortunately close due to the Philippine revolution in 1898. Recognizing its value, Pope Pius X requested a group of English-speaking Assumption Sisters return to Manila and reopen the boarding school in 1904 in Herran, Manila. This was later expanded to Iloilo in Western Visayas and a college department added to both schools. Tragedy struck when the Herran convent and school were burned down during the 1945 Liberation but reopened in the same year at the request of the alumni. 

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The Assumption continued to expand and opened the San Jose Academy, Sta. Rita Academy, and the St. Martin de Porres Grade School in Baguio. And in 1958, another Assumption School was built in San Lorenzo Village, Makati which presently stands as the women’s college we’ve come to know.

Top Courses Assumption College Is Known For

Having earned a Level IV and autonomous status, the highest mark given to a college or university, Assumption College calls all women to lead in their Marie Eugenie School of Innovative Learning and Milleret School of Business and Management for Women.

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Encouraging all their students to be trailblazing leaders, the Marie Eugenie School of Innovative Learning (MESIL) takes a progressive approach in developing highly skilled communicators, psychologists, educators, interior designers, and performing arts practitioners

Adapted to empower students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and values to succeed, the Milleret School of Business and Management for Women offers dynamic interdisciplinary programs rooted in practical experience. To gain a greater sense of self-confidence in problem-solving, programs are outcome-focused and project-based, so students are better prepared for the real world.

How Much Tuition and Other fees Cost at Assumption College

Upon acceptance of admission, each student must secure their slot by paying a registration fee of P700.

According to AC Campus Online, the estimated tuition fee for incoming freshmen in the academic year 2021-2022 is P55,000 per semester for the standard 18-unit load. The further breakdown of tuition can be found here. 

As per the Assumption College Scholarship Program, various opportunities are granted to individuals in need of assistance who wish to pursue their educational goals at AC. Aiming to enrich the students’ diverse culture and uphold the school’s social responsibility, the program includes three types of scholarships – Academic, Financial Aid, and Athletic. Check out the criteria for each type of scholarship grant here.  

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How to Apply to Assumption College

Anxious about college entrance exams? You’re in luck! AC has waived their entrance test for SY 2022-2023 in light of the pandemic. With their entrance exam waived, selection is based on your past academic record and grades. 

To apply as an incoming freshman at one of AC’s undergraduate courses, follow these easy steps:

  1. Complete your online application at https://bit.ly/AC_CollegeOnlineApp.
  2. Send a scanned copy of your Grade 11-12 Report Cards, Recommendation Letters, or Certificate of Good Moral Character. Interviews may be requested by the school for further evaluation.
  3. Enroll!

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Famous Alumni From Assumption College

Enroll in Assumption College and walk the same halls as these notable alumni: Max Restaurant President Carolyn Trota Salud, RCBC Chairman Helen Yuchengco Dee, and Amazon’s Global Compensation and Benefits Director Elizabeth Arreglado Schiffmiller. AC is also the alma mater of a number of prominent political figures, including former presidents Maria Corazon Aquino and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Congresswoman and former senator Lorna Bautista Legarda, and senator Grace Poe.

Other well-known alumni include Philippine Daily Inquirer CEO Alexandra Prieto-Romualdez, National Museum Principal Designer Tina Periquet-Galicia, and Teresita Sy-Coson, the Chairperson at BDO Unibank.

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