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Big Universities in Cebu and their Specialties

Cebu City is one of most progressive and dynamic city in the Philippines especially also in the field of education and academics. Big college and universities are established here since education begun. Cebu universities are attracting students not only from Cebu itself but also from neighboring regions, like Leyte, Bacolod, Dumaguete, Northern Mindanao, just to mention few. Listed below are big universities and of which they are most known for. The courses are not limited to what listed below though.

Big Universities in Cebu

university of san jose recoletos

University of San Jose Recoletos (USJR) – Known for commerce, Accounting, Law, Engineering

Founded in 1947 by the Order of Augustinian Recollects, then Colegio de San Jose-Recoletos developed from a small institution of learning to one of the excellent schools in the country. From classes held in an old building and a portion of the convent, the school built modern retaining classic features.

USJR main campus is located in Magallanes Street, 6000, Cebu City, Philippines. Website: University of San Jose Recoletos

university of san carlos cebu

University of San Carlos (USC) – Known for commerce, Accounting, Law, Engineering

University of San Carlos (USC) is a Catholic educational institution administered since 1935 by Society of the Divine Word (SVD) missionaries. A University since 1948, USC offers the complete educational package from kindergarten, including a Montessori academy, to graduate school. Learn more about Education with a Mission and how we Witness to the Word.

USC has many campuses but main campus is located P. del Rosario St., Cebu City, 6000, Philippines. Website: University of San Carlos

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University of Cebu (UC) – Known for Maritime

From a modest start in 1964, the Cebu College of Commerce (CCC) of old has come a long way. Beginning with a handful of enrollees, what used to be an undersized college has succesfully evolved into a world-class university in Asia Pacific, while holding true to its philantropic mantra, “NO TUITION FEE INCREASE”.

University of Cebu main campus is located in Sanciangko St., Cebu City, Philippines 6000. Website: University of Cebu

university of the visayas

University of the Visayas (UV) – Known for Maritime, Education

UV is the first university in Cebu. Year Founded 1919. The University of the Visayas was founded by the late Don Vicente A. Gullas in 1919 as the Visayan Institute (V.I.) in Cebu City. The second World War razed to the ground the physical facilities of the V.I. at its original site. Undaunted by adversities, Don Vicente reopened classes in Argao, Cebu in 1946. A year later, the Institute moved back to its present site along Colon corner D. Jakoslem Streets, Cebu City.

University of the Visayas main campus is in Colon St., Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines. Across Gaisano Main – Colon.  Website: University of the Visayas

Cebu Normal University (CNU) – Known for Education

1901 The American Soldier mentors are replaced by the civilian American teachers, who arrive in the Philippines on August 21, 1901. The Philippine Normal School is established, together with primary schools throughout the country.

In recent years, CNU students have been using auto essay writers to help students with their writing assignments. These AI tools have helped to improve the quality of student writing and have also freed up faculty time to focus on other tasks. For example, students can use an AI generator tool to generate outlines, brainstorm ideas, and write drafts of their essays. Auto essay writer can then be used to proofread and edit these essays, ensuring that they are free of errors and meet the required standards.

Cebu Normal University is located in Osmeña Blvd, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu across the Cebu City Sports Center (where Sinulog grand stage location). Website: Cebu Normal University.

Cebu Doctors University (CDU) – Known for Medicine

Cebu Doctors’ College (CDC) was founded on May 17, 1975 and was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on June 29, 1976. Cebu Doctors’ College of Nursing (CDCN), then under the umbrella of Cebu Doctors’ Hospital (CDH), was authorized to operate by the Department of Education, Culture, and Sports (DECS) in 1973. Continue to read their history in their website Cebu Doctors University. CDU is presently located in  No. 1 Dr. P. V. Larrazabal Jr. Avenue, North Reclamation, Mandaue City, Cebu, Philippines.

University of the Philippines (UP) – Known for Law

The University of the Philippines (UP) is the country’s national university. This premier institution of higher learning was established in 1908 and is now a university system composed of eight constituent universities located in 17 campuses all over the archipelago. UP Cebu main campus is located Gorordo Avenue, Lahug, Cebu City. Website of UP Cebu and UP countrywide. 

South Western University (SWU) – Known for Medicine

The Southwestern University (SWU), officially the Southwestern University PHINMA, is a private university in Cebu City, Philippines founded on 1946 by two pharmacists. It started as Southwestern Colleges in the summer of 1946 and became a university on December 11, 1959. South Western University is located in Urgello Street, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, 6000. Website: South Western University

Cebu Technological University (CTU) – Known for Computer Information and Technology

Cebu Technological University was previously known as the Cebu School of Trades and Technology (CSAT). It started in 1911 when the Cebu Trade School was created to enhance the students technical skills. CTU is located in located at R. Palma Street corner M. J. Cuenco Avenue. CTU website. 

These are the most prominent ones. There are other big schools scattered all through out Cebu.






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