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A Guide to Student-Friendly Spaces in Visayas Universities

One of the best parts about being a student in a Visayas university is the exposure to fresh air and lush plants. But beyond that, there are some pretty awesome amenities and facilities, too. Not to mention, you’ll be able to join a colorful org life for sure.

Make the most out of your student life and academics at these community-oriented universities in the Visayas regions.

University of San Carlos

The University of San Carlos is one of the oldest in the Philippines. It was officially established in 1783 but traces its roots all the way back to 1595! On campus, the USC Museum houses numerous galleries with archaeological and ethnic artifacts spanning the pre-colonial to Spanish eras. USC also boasts five campuses around Cebu for the curious student to roam.

Silliman University

Located in the seaside university town of Dumaguete, Silliman University is registered under the National Historical Institute as a national landmark. Noted for its early 20th-century American architecture, the Silliman Hall is an attraction to both students and tourists alike. The Silliman Library System is home to one of the largest collections in the Philippines. It’s got literary legacy, too: the Silliman University National Writer’s Workshop which Edilberto and Edith Tiempo founded in the ‘60s.

The University of the Philippines – Visayas

Bird's eye view of UP Visayas

You’ll get the best of both worlds with seaside views on one side and mountainscapes on the other. UP Visayas boasts a bustling calendar of student-led events. Every year, UPV celebrates its Friendship Day with the local Miagao government. It culminates with ball and parlor games, dance performances, sports festivals, and a concert. For something more avant-garde, they’ve got a straight guy pageant called HASA.

Visayas State University

Keep a map on you, as the Visayas State University Campus sprawls over 1,000 hectares. It has since achieved status as a center of excellence in agriculture and agricultural engineering. Students get first picks at fresh harvests and get to see endemic flora and animals, too. Some cool campus spots include a butterfly sanctuary, a viewing deck, and an eco-park.

Central Philippine University

Established by the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society in 1905, the Central Philippine University is a center of excellence in agriculture and business administration. Each year, with the City of Iloilo, it’s become university tradition to hold a month-long Festival of Lights and Music. Complete with fireworks! Another thing to note: the university’s fully functioning governing body, the CPU Republic, established in 1905, is the oldest student government in Southeast Asia.

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