Everything You Need to Know Before Applying to Universidad de Manila

by Jonnie Anne Ngo   |  Dec 3, 2022
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Universidad de Manila is a public university in Ermita, Manila, that offers excellent quality education from undergraduate to graduate studies, primarily for the City of Manila residents. Aside from giving experience and quality education to their students, the institution’s primary goal is to guide them to succeed in the paths they want to pursue. If you’re from Manila and have plans on taking a Criminology or Nursing course, you may wish to add Universidad de Manila to your list of options.

History of Universidad de Manila

Former Hon. Mayor Alfredo Lim founded The Dalubhasaan ng Lungsod Ng Maynila known as the City College of Manila (CCM). However, in 2006, the university changed its name to University de Manila in line with its campus location. In the same year, Former Hon. Mayor Jose Atienza Jr. and Hon. Juan Miguel Cuna inaugurated the new university. Later, City Ordinance No. 8120 got approved, which meant the operation must be by the law according to the mandate of the City of Manila. In 2020, the amendment of the City Ordinance led to changes in the university’s authorization, becoming an independent institutional department of the City of Manila.

The Universidad de Manila was made to give more opportunities to Manila residents who are less privileged but passionate about learning. The purpose is to create an equal education for all. Moreover, their goal is to provide education of the same caliber as the other standard colleges while considering the financial status of their residents. 


Courses Universidad de Manila is Known For

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) acknowledged the university’s college programs for its operation standards in 2015. The best courses they offer are programs in health sciences and criminology. The university got a high passing rate for the Nursing Licensure Exam last 2016, while criminology is one of the best courses in the Philippines.

How to Apply to the Universidad de Manila

The most challenging part of applying to universities is the requirements. It can be tough to find all the necessary documents but don’t worry; we’re here to guide you throughout your application process.

First, student applicants must be: 

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