The Ateneo de Manila University
The Ateneo de Manila University is one of the world’s most exciting communities of leaders and scholars. More than 155 years after the Jesuits returned to the Philippines the Ateneo de Manila has grown into a major Jesuit university, whose schools include a college and a graduate school, four professional schools, two basic education units, and an array of research and development centers. The Ateneo began in1859 when the City of Manila asked the Jesuits to take over the Escuela Municipal de Manila in Intramuros. The Jesuits renamed it the Ateneo de Municipal de Manila, after the Athenœum of Ancient Rome, which embodied the spirit of academic excellence.
The Ateneo de Manila University is a fully accredited university composed of the following units of higher education: the Loyola Schools, located in Loyola Heights, Quezon City; and the Ateneo Professional Schools located at Rockwell Center, Makati City.
Throughout its history, the University has provided its students with a liberal education that is distinctly Filipino, Catholic, and Jesuit. Today, the Ateneo de Manila is a highly respected university with a commitment to academic excellence and service to God and country.
The Loyola Schools Katipunan Campus, Quezon City
The Loyola Schools is the tertiary level school unit of the Ateneo de Manila University that offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Arts and Sciences. It is composed of the School of Humanities, the John Gokongwei School of Management, the School of Science and Engineering, and the School of Social Sciences. Each undergraduate has a home base in a particular school. Still, most preserve the diverse spectrum of interests that helped them get into Ateneo in the first place, using electives to round out their studies.