Everything You Need to Know Before Applying to Holy Angel University

It's the biggest private Catholic university in Central Luzon.
by Hanna Panoringan   |  Nov 11, 2022
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In recent years, Holy Angel University has cemented its place as one of the top universities in not only Angeles City, Pampanga, but also Central Luzon. With its 2018 Global Performance Excellence Award and eight programs that proudly bear the seal of ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA), it truly shines as a modern Catholic institution!

If you're an aspiring Angelite, read on for everything you need to know about the biggest private Catholic university in Central Luzon, including its tuition fee range and application procedures.

History of Holy Angel University

Established as the Holy Angel Academy in 1993, the school initially accommodated 78 high school students. The academy came to be through the efforts of the late Don Juan D. Nepomuceno, a prominent businessman, and Fr. Pedro P. Santos, then parish priest of Angeles and later Archbishop of Nueva Caceres. It only offered Catholic secondary education then.

The academy didn't become Holy Angel College until December 6, 1961, with Don Juan D. Nepomuceno as the school's first chairman. With the help of his son, Geromin G. Nepomuceno, the school developed and expanded. Due to the unprecedented growth of the College, the administration applied for university status, which the school eventually attained on December 4, 1981. Engr. Mamerto G. Nepomuceno was seated as the first University President on March 8, 1982. On the same occasion, Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz proclaimed Holy Angel University a Catholic institution. 

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Top Courses Holy Angel University Is Known For

Holy Angel University is acclaimed for its BS Engineering programs, but its BS Psychology program is also a standout. Commission on Higher Education (CHED) actually designated the university as the Center of Development in Industrial Engineering. Plus, the majority of its engineering programs gained a Level 2 re-accredited status from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU). On the other hand, the university’s passing rate of 85.71% in the February 2022 Licensure Exam for Psychometricians and Psychologists attests to the school’s excellence in the field. HAU’s BS Psychology program also gained a Level 3 re-accredited status from PAASCU.


How to Apply to Holy Angel University

Like most leading universities, Holy Angel University requires aspiring Angelites to take its entrance exam called Holy Angel University Mental Ability Test. If you wish to shoot your shot, 

take the first step, which is applying! For your convenience, we have already prepared a quick guide for freshman admissions below:

  1. Pay the processing fee of P400 at the University Finance Office or any payment channels of HAU: https://www.hau.edu.ph/finance. Secure the payment receipt, which will be uploaded during the online application process. If you wish to pay at the University Finance Office, visit the Admissions Office to secure an Application Fee Slip, which will be presented upon payment.  
  2. Fill out the online application at https://www.hau.edu.ph/admissions/online-application-details/college-applicants. Then upload the payment receipt, Grade 12 copy of grades (1st and 2nd grading period), and PSA/NSO Birth Certificate in the ‘Documents’ section. 
  3. Get your entrance exam schedule from the Testing Center (for on-site application) or wait for the email of the Testing Center for your entrance exam schedule (for online application).
  4. Submit the hard copies of all the requirements at the Admissions Office, then proceed with the enrollment. 

Feel free to take a second look at the full list of requirements on the university’s official website.


How Much Tuition Costs at Holy Angel University

Generally, the tuition fee for freshies could amount to up to P40,000 per semester, which varies depending on the number of units taken by the student. Expect that there are also additional miscellaneous fees for new and returning students, as well as transferees, that cost roughly P1,723. 

You can download the university’s comprehensive tuition fee tables here

Famous Alumni From Holy Angel University 

Among Holy Angel University's notable alumni in pop culture are actress and beauty queen Emma Mary Tiglao, balladeer Ronnie Liang, and Miss Universe 2003 representative Carla Balingit. In addition to the list, Pampanga's Archbishop Most Rev. Florentino Lavarias and secretary Rafael Yabut, who also served as an acting secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways are also proud graduates of the university.


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