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Universities in the Philippines and their Famous Alumni

Colleges and universities are intended to prepare students to face the challenges of the real world. It’s also designed to help and influence students to develop their character– what they believe and value, how they think, and what they do. To some extent, there’s truth in saying that a student’s character is a reflection of their university’s philosophy and credo.

Some parents and graduating students still look to the success stories of alumni from different universities they’re considering as an important factor in choosing where they end up.

Here are some of the top universities in the Philippines that produced a number of famous personalities in the fields of government, business, entertainment, media, sports, and science among others.

De La Salle University (DLSU)

Known as the home of the Green Archers, De La Salle University offers a variety of courses such as Education, Liberal Arts, and Computer Studies, but is mostly known for its Business, Accountancy and Engineering courses. Now, the university has expanded and started offering a Law program.

Some notable alumni are:

Gilbert Teodoro (Politician, Lawyer)

Mike Enriquez (Journalist)

Gary Valenciano (Singer)

Iya Villania (Actress)

Jeron Teng (Athlete)


Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU)

Ateneo De Manila University, located in Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City, provides aspiring college students with a choice of different courses such as Humanities, Management, Science and Engineering, and Social Sciences. In addition, the university has a medical and law school located in Pasig City and Makati City respectively.

Some notable alumni are:

Richard Gordon (Politician)

Mar Roxas (Politician, Economist)

Kris Aquino (Actress, Host)

Bianca Gonzales (Host)

Robi Domingo (Actor, Host)

University of the Philippines (UP)

UP’s long-standing and well-celebrated tradition of activism is very much alive and the university has always been known for producing several personalities in Philippine politics and society who fight for pressing issues such as basic human rights, freedom of speech, academic freedom and the like. UP is also considered by many as the country’s top school having consistently ranked first among Philippine universities in global and Asian rankings.

Some notable alumni are:

Leni Robredo (Vice President of the Philippines)

Atom Araullo (Journalist)

Karen Davila (Journalist)

Shamcey Supsup (Beauty Queen)

Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio (Justice)

Far Eastern University (FEU)

From being the first Accountancy and Business school in the Philippines, FEU expanded and offered different course offerings such as Arts and Sciences, Architecture and Fine Arts, Education, Engineering and Computer Studies.


Some notable alumni are:

Corazon Aquino (former President of the Philippines)

Henry Sy (Businessman)

Jose Marie “Vice Ganda” Viceral (Comedian, Host)

Alfonso Yuchengco (Businessman)

Arwind Santos (Athlete)

University of Santo Tomas (UST)

Considered as the oldest university in Asia and largest Catholic university in the world, UST is the alma mater of our Filipino heroes such as Jose Rizal, Emilio Jacinto, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Apolinario Mabini and various Philippine Presidents.

Some notable alumni are:

Leandro Locsin (Architect, Artist)

Tony Tan Caktiong (Businessman)

Janine Tugonon (Beauty Queen, Model)

Albert Martinez (Actor)

Cyrus Baguio (Athlete)

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