Aside from its vast collection of amazing landscapes and beaches, Northern Luzon is also a student paradise. These Northern Luzon universities don’t just provide students with plenty of knowledge, they also give them a beautiful place to learn:
University of the Philippines (UP) Baguio was established in 1961 and is the 7th autonomous unit of the UP System, widely known as the UP in the North.
The university houses three colleges: the College of Arts and Communication, College of Science, and the College of Social Sciences. The school also offers Master’s degrees in Language and Literature, Mathematics, Social Development Studies, and Management.
If you love nature then you’ll enjoy UP Baguio’s green campus. The school currently has projects in creating a mini-agroforestry farm and narra plantation around the UP Baguio Residence Hall, a medicinal herb garden inside the campus, and an arboretum of native trees in its 4-hectare property at Itogon, Benguet.
Fall in love with Baguio’s climate at Saint Louis University (SLU). It is one of the largest universities in Baguio. The chill ambiance at SLU makes studying easier. Relax in between classes and enjoy beautiful landscapes in every corner of the school.
SLU is one of the Northern Luzon universities that offer a complete set of programs from preschool, elementary, junior and senior high school to undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
The school has courses in accountancy and business management, computing and information services, engineering and architecture, humanities, natural sciences, nursing, teacher education, law, and medicine.
St. Mary’s University (SMU) is a private Roman Catholic school in Nueva Vizcaya. SMU offers a wide array of courses in different fields for degree and certificate programs under its 2 schools: Business and Accountancy and Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology.
Lyceum Northwestern University (LNU) is a private institution in Dagupan, Pangasinan, founded in 1969. The university offers a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs including Medical and Allied Health as well as the fields of Business, Criminology, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Maritime Education, Engineering, and Arts.
LNU has a Level II accreditation status from the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) for its Biology, Education, Business and Psychology programs. Moreover, this Northern Luzon school has an ISO 9001:2008 certification, proving its excellence in curriculum, faculty, and facilities.
Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) was established in 1978. The university’s 300-hectare main campus is located in the City of Batac.
MMSU offers 66 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The school is recognized by CHED as a Center of Excellence (COE) in Teacher Education, and Center of Development (COD) in Agriculture, Biology, Forestry and Information Technology Education. The school is also one of the few National Universities for Agriculture and Fisheries Education in the entire Philippines.
There are a lot of things that you need to consider when choosing a college; High-quality programs, academic reputation, and tuition costs are on the top spots on every student’s and parent’s checklist. However, it cannot be denied that campus aesthetics and facilities play a great part in a student’s overall college experience. Truth be told, the beauty of a campus is not to be underestimated. After all, you’re going to spend more or less four years of your life there, right?
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