Have you ever experienced taking an exam in a hot, dusty classroom with the noise from the streets (or a rattling electric fan) making it even more difficult to choose a correct answer?
If you have, then you should know that all those little irritants greatly affect the way you learn! In fact, researchers have proven that up to 25% of your academic performance is influenced by your learning environment alone.
Facilities in schools– which include classrooms, fixtures, and equipment –play a big factor in determining the quality and efficiency of your education, which is why you might want to consider getting into these 10 universities (selections based on the reviews of both current students and alumni) that strive to provide only the best for their students:
Ateneo is a prestigious, co-ed, private university in Metro Manila that has been around for 150 years. It is a research institution known for its excellent services, high accreditation, award-winning faculty, and a strong student body. ADMU is topped as one of the world’s best universities with 21,100 students currently enrolled. The average class size is 30 and the teacher to student ratio is 1:30. Their quality facilities include a canteen, gym, 20 research centers, a library, sports courts, a soccer field, a pool, laboratories, an auditorium, a theater, audio-visual rooms, and student housing.
LPU was founded by scholar and political figure Jose P. Laurel. It currently has a student body of 4,500. Moreover, the university has 50 organizations, 1 research center, and several amenities such as student housing, a canteen, library, laboratories, a gym, sports courts, and fields. The College of International Tourism and Hospitality Management and other LPU Schools were accredited by the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality Education.
University of the East provides its students with a library, laboratory, canteen, basketball court, and audio-visual rooms. Because of the success of the university and its students, UE has been recognized for the quality education it provides by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The Autonomous Status of UE demonstrates that it has high-quality programs and operations, and as a result, UE earned the privilege and freedom to create their own courses without having to ask CHED. UE has generated successful and well-known businessmen, celebrities, government officials, and a National Artist throughout its 71 years of service.
Centro Escolar University is a private co-ed university with facilities ranging from a library, canteen, laboratories, an auditorium, a basketball court to audio-visual rooms. CEU is known for its multiple awards and accreditations due to the Manila Campus’ quality programs: a full Autonomy status by the Commission on Higher Education, the Philippine Quality Award by the Philippine Government, the ISO 9001:2008 System Certification, Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice Papal Award, and an institutional accreditation certified by the Federation of Accrediting Associations of the Philippines. Some of CEU’s alumni are former President of the Philippines Fidel V. Ramos and former Vice President Salvador Laurel as well as actress-director Gina Alajar.
De La Salle University is a trimestral private university with a current batch size of 18,455. It has 8 colleges, 11 research centers, 36 academic departments, and 40 organizations. DLSU has been acknowledged as one of the Centers for Excellence by the Commission on Higher Education and won several Center of Development awards. It was granted a Level IV status from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Universities, and Colleges. Students of DLSU excel in the arts, business, political, arts, and science world. In 2011, the university celebrated its 100th year as well as their graduates’ high passing rate in the licensure board examinations and pioneering innovations in technology.
Central Luzon State University is a public co-ed university and one of the first Agricultural schools in Southeast Asia. The Commission on Higher Education considers it the National University College of Agriculture and National University College of Fisheries and National University College of Fisheries. The programs of Agriculture, Biology, Fisheries, Agricultural Engineering, Teacher Education, and Veterinary Medicine are all deemed Centers of Excellence.
National University raised generations of successful alumni members involved in public service, construction, media, medicine, academia, sports, and literature. Its Information Technology program is what led NU to win the Center of Excellence title. One of the most notable alumni members is Carlos P. Garcia, the eighth president of the Philippines.
Rizal Technological University is a public co-ed university with amenities such as laboratories, an auditorium, dormitories, a library, gym, canteen, and sports courts. RTU is one of the first to offer Astronomy programs in the Philippines. Some of the noteworthy accomplishments of RTU students are that the sports team, Blue Thunders, won the State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association Over-All Championship several times and another competition as the 2009 Overall Champion in 13th UniGames in Iloilo.
Baliuag University is a private co-ed institution with 10,000 students currently enrolled. The facilities available to students and faculty are sports courts, laboratories, a soccer field, canteen, library, and audio-visual rooms. This university offers courses with Level III course accreditations and the school was granted the Autonomous status, which gives them the autonomy to implement and provide their own and new programs. The core values that the school runs by and expect their students to carry are responsibility, service, respect, integrity and excellence.
Silliman is a private co-ed university affiliated with the United Church of Christ in the Philippines. It has 12 research centers, sports courts, a soccer field, laboratories, a canteen, library, gym, theater, an auditorium, swimming pool, dormitory, and audio-visual rooms. Silliman offers world-class education and its legacy remains today. The Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools awarded Silliman’s programs with Level IV accreditation. In 2002, the National Historical Institute granted SU the distinction of National Landmark. The United States Agency for International Development announced that SU is also considered a Center of Excellence in Coastal Resource Management.
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