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University of the East-Manila

Address: 2219 CM Recto Avenue, Sampaloc, Manila, 1008 Metro Manila
Phone: 63 (02) 735 5471

One of the most popular schools in Metro Manila is the University of the East. Many famous personalities are products of this university. With good reputation, it’s no wonder why a lot of students prefer to attend to this school.

University of the East, also known as UE, is a private university located in the city of Manila. It was founded in 1946 and was acquired by businessman Lucio Tan in the year 1990. UE once has been labeled the largest university in Asia because of its record of having 60,000 students enrolled. It has also been given Autonomous Status by the Commission on Higher Education, an honor given to institutions which prove to offer excellent education. Some of the university’s programs are also accredited as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development.

University of the East offers degree programs in law, engineering, dentistry, commerce and business administration, fine arts, arts and sciences, nursing, computer technology, dentistry, medicine, physical therapy, hospitality management, graduate studies and law.

UE also has campuses in Caloocan and the Ramon Magsaysay Memorial medical center, its medical school.

University of the East started in September 1946 in Dasmariñas St., Manila as a review center for 110 students studying as Certified Public Accountants. Francisco Dalupan, Jose Torres, Herminiglio Reyes and Santiago de la Cruz established what was known as the Philippine College of Commerce and Business Administration on September 11, 1946.

On July 4, 1951 PCCBA was granted university status and was renamed University of the East. It was led by its first president, Francisco Dalupan, as he also became the chairman of the Board of Trustees.

From then on, UE grew by opening different colleges and campuses.


The main campus is located in Manila, in the area also known as the University Belt. It consists of 12 buildings. Other campuses are in Caloocan and Quezon City where the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center houses the UE medical school.


Part of the university experience is cheering for the school’s team. UE is the home of the UE Red Warriors Men’s Basketball Team. It participates in the UAAP regularly and has produced popular professional basketball players.