Dubbed as one of the prestigious universities in the country, Ateneo de Manila University is the home of some of the most successful individuals and personalities. It gained reputation from the achievements of its graduates, who excelled in their respective industries. This means that ADMU is competent enough to provide high quality education.
Ateneo de Manila University is a coeducational, Catholic university established in 1859 by the Society of Jesus. It is considered the oldest of the Jesuit educational institutions in the country. The university also offers a range of courses in liberal arts, pure and applied sciences, humanities, business management, medicine, social sciences, engineering, law, public administration, education and theology.
Six of its units are declared as Centers of Excellence by the Commission on Higher Education, namely: chemistry, physics, information technology, mathematics, business administration and entrepreneurship education. The biology and environmental science units are also declared Centers of Development also by CHED.
The Ateneo campus houses the Philippine Institute of Pure and Applied Chemistry as well as the National Chemistry Instrumentation Center which are pioneers in scientific research and development.
Ateneo de Manila University is among the top universities of the Philippines. It is one of the three universities in the Philippines to make it in the QS World University Rankings.
Ateneo offers programs for elementary, secondary, undergraduate and graduate education. The classes are taught in English and with very few ones which are taught in Filipino. Aside from English being the medium of instruction, the liberal arts tradition also serves as a key feature of education obtained from Ateneo.
Ateneo’s Professional Schools are likewise notable. Ateneo Graduate School of Business offers the Master of Arts degrees and the Master of Business Administration. The Ateneo Law School likewise offers the Juris Doctor Degree and Master of Laws. In 2007, the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health was opened offering integrated Doctor of Medicine and Master of Business Administration. The Ateneo School of Government also offers the Master in Public Management degree. Short courses are also offered.
Ateneo is among the prominent schools in the athletics field. Its teams known as the Ateneo Blue Eagles are popular archrivals with the La Salle Green Archers of the de la Salle University.